This is why people should be in prison

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I recently logged onto the internet and on my homepage i seen a story about a guy who had no regard for the safty of airline jets. I have no idea wat this guy was thinking when he came up with this idea it is a federal offence in Australia to fly a model plane within 5.5km of a airport this is why dangerous and stupid http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/804351/toy-plane-passenger-jet-in-near-miss the video will appear after some advertising from hotmail i think:cool:
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&*&^&**^%^& What a nut case - "reckless endangerment" or whatever the charge would be ? Imagine the airliner loosing an engine on decent like that..... crazy....
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there were worries about the model possiably hitting the windshield and cracking it a bird strike would be bad enough but some fool with a model plane would definently do some damage and i beleive it would be the same charge as those idiots with the super lasers that sit at major airports and point them at jets and other aircraft (including on one occasion a police helicopter) during takoff and landing got when they were caught
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I too saw this and was incredulous. What was the bloke thinking? Was he thinking?! I was, and still am flabbergasted at some people's utter stupidity.
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"Toy plane, passenger jet in near miss" Toy plane indeed. I totally hate when models are called this. When you fly a model aircraft you are under the same set of rules as any aircraft in the sky and indeed some more made up just for modellers. As I was once corrected no not a model. It is a Miniature aircraft. And in incidents like this they are right.

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That has got to be the most stupid thing I have ever seen anyone do. I dont think the plane was in that much danger with the r/c plane behind it, as the wake turbulance would probably rip the wings off (I have to wait 6 mins for a 737's turbulance to dissipate when I was flying in coventry) Still that would distroy the CFM56's fans and compressor blades if it got sucked in theyre designed for birds to be ingested safely not a metal/plastic R/C aircraft
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Flying R/C aircraft near atc zones.
there were worries about the model possiably hitting the windshield and cracking it a bird strike would be bad enough but some fool with a model plane would definently do some damage and i beleive it would be the same charge as those idiots with the super lasers that sit at major airports and point them at jets and other aircraft (including on one occasion a police helicopter) during takoff and landing got when they were caught
The same brainless metality that has happened with morans near Luton airport. They had a hand held 2 way airband radio.(the sort PPL pilots use as a back up radio) They was transmiting bogus ATC instructions to inbound airliners, and at other times swearing and abusing the pilots.

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The same brainless metality that has happened with morans near Luton airport. They had a hand held 2 way airband radio.(the sort PPL pilots use as a back up radio) They was transmiting bogus ATC instructions to inbound airliners, and at other times swearing and abusing the pilots.
Its as bad as those D********* who shine lazers in the eyes of aircraft at night. If they were on a holiday to Benedorm or somewhere and the plane had to make an emergicy landing of one of these events, they would be the first to claim compensation or something.