mandala499
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Protesting Or A New Kind Of Terror?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:58 am

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
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cusaeng
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RE: Protesting Or A New Kind Of Terror?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:04 am

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
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BlatantEcho
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RE: Protesting Or A New Kind Of Terror?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:45 am

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?
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cusaeng
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RE: Protesting Or A New Kind Of Terror?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:01 pm

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
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HAWK21M
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RE: Protesting Or A New Kind Of Terror?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:12 pm

There are other ways of Protest.One cannot risk the Life of Pax & damage an Aircraft to get your way.
regds
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cusaeng
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RE: Protesting Or A New Kind Of Terror?

Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:13 pm

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

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