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Protesting Or A New Kind Of Terror?  
User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6841 posts, RR: 75
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Just saw this pic yesterday taken by a friend at CGK...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/Himanda/kites_732.jpg

We know the people around the western end of the airport are protesting against the airport (noise, or land compensation dating back 20 years), and that they have used kites on the approach paths as a sign of protests and blackmail to get some money.

So, what do you think it is? Protest? Or "a new form of targetting planes"?

A friend have hit a few of these on a 737 and on one occassion he walked to the airport security office carrying the string from the kite that was still stuck to his wings. On another occasion one was hit with a "thud"... it had a metal tube on it! Another pilot dragged one all the way to the apron, and the wooden frame was in some places 1cm thick (it was a big kite though).

When visibility is good, you can end up playing dodgems/"it"/"tag" with these things on approach... or just, like some JAL crew did, mow a few of them down.

Security's been chasing these kites around, but when fighting a populace, it can be a loosing battle.

Mandala499


When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
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User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Thread starter):
it had a metal tube on it!

and who is to say what was in the tube....
i say they should be locked up and treated like suspected terrorists
......... damm enviromentalists ! lol



I wanna fly but they wont let me :( grr
User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1903 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

KITE
TERROR!!!

WHY YOU NEED TO FEAR THE DEADLY SKIES

FILM AT 11!



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I figure you're both (hopefully) joking. It's a kite, not a tool for geo-political conflict. Mischief...maybe, but Terror? Does that explain everything these days?



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 2):
It's a kite, not a tool for geo-political conflict.

what if a low budget terrorist attached a pipe boom to the kite ....
he he unlilely but posable

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 2):
II figure you're both (hopefully) joking. It's a kite, not a tool for geo-political conflict.

as are my botle of water and my lip balm



I wanna fly but they wont let me :( grr
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

There are other ways of Protest.One cannot risk the Life of Pax & damage an Aircraft to get your way.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
There are other ways of Protest.One cannot risk the Life of Pax & damage an Aircraft to get your way.
regds

 bigthumbsup 



I wanna fly but they wont let me :( grr
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