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  1. matthewcline

    CONTEST! ~Funny tandem photo

    Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha Ha Ha Ha! BREATH Ha Ha Ha Ha! Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  2. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Those happened to be their professions at the time of the hijacking, what things did they do in life prior? Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  3. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    As I posted above lots did survive.. and if your airplane is disintegrating around you.. you can be one SERIOUSLY motivated airman.. so motivated in fact that it is enough to overcome a deeply ingrained desire to try just one more thing to regain control.. so much so that you can pull yourself to a hole big enough to get out of at VERY high speed while pulling a couple G's. And WHERE did they learn to do these things? Oh, I don't know. Maybe some tough training at a US Army paratrooper school or something.
  4. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Great post and good calmly explained conclusions, IMO. This does seem to lean towards a better rained and more experienced "Operative" type, over the haphazardly type. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  5. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Fail. An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  6. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Jo, You say you are an old lady with "nothing to lose" yet you tease about secret govt programs involving ex cons, etc. if you have nothing to lose then spill the beans. Do an exposé. Go public. Lets see what evidence you have to substantiate these spectacular claims. It's easy to tease and claim that national security prevents you from telling all you know. That story is repeated every night in a hundred bars by guys claiming to be spooks, spies, etc. Hope your health is improving. I give you a hard time here, but truly wish you the best. 377 A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and pooped on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him. Morals of the story: (1) Not everyone who shits on you is out to get you. (2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend. (3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut! You Sir, just made a public threat, of harm, to an individual poster of this thread. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  7. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    '71 wasn't far enough removed from the 60's to think all the thin/skinny dressers happened to be gone. The thin and skinny fashion look of "the man" and the flared and colorful fashion look of "Hippies" coexisted for a long time. And oddly enough are both back in style again. So maybe, he was just a working man, who wore what he normally wore for his day. When my dad traveled the Pacific Rim for work he wore that thin/skinny look, when back home he slipped in to the flared and colorful stuff, weekend "Hippie" I guess. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  8. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    my life is extremely full right now thank you, keep the "get a life" quotes on Facebook. I understand there is a lot of "bickering" going on from time to time, however, we have been able to resolve issues here. since you want information I can tell you I'm presently working on the flight path via simulator, plus working about 50+ hours out here in the real world so forgive me if it sounds offensive. sometimes when a question is asked, it takes some bickering to get answers, but you are correct on the amount. (too much) I am sure he knows that, he took four days to read through the threads thousands of posts, before his one post. As an 18 series he is pretty smart, and Echos, are not known for being stupid. He called a bunch of us out for getting off track, problem is when we are on track, some asshat decides to pop in with childish pics, juvenile tantrums and bickering, lies, politics, travel plans, numerous other unrelated crap, etc, etc. Few, are without blame. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  9. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Why Tenn.? Why not? you make a claim, back it up, these are the guys, so?We went much further than that. "we"? Sure The answers I got were basically, we know, please be quiet. Go away. (Including Carr.) So threaten me some more. No threats, your making up a fable and slandering some good people. and Doesn't change any facts. You don't state or prove any "facts" Fact is that it was Pentagon sponsored Lie assisted by the FBI Agents Lie at the request of the FAA lie, authorized by the White House lie. That is what no one will admit and what you and your buddies try to bury.lie Jo Weber has some of the story, but her ability to investigate is not so hot. There were no CB communications. The appearance of Cooper was a surprise to most everyone. It was, according to everyone, not expected. But it was planned. At little new info for MrShutter. Go figure.and the final lie, of your post, this time So call the number, let me know when you are going to, I will go sit there and wait for them to answer for you. I hope they put it on speaker phone. It will be fun. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  10. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    I do remember something some one said to me about Duane's system. A man who had worked on his CB - What you said above is why I remembered what the man said. The man told me he did NOT understand WHY Duane had the system he had - but DUMB OLD ME didn't know what Duane had was any different than any other CB - to me a CB was a CB. What kind of system could Duane have had - and WHY did he carry an extra car size battery in the trunk? He told me this and something you guys just ignore - If we were stranded in a snow storm that we would be able to communicate with the planes... What kind of system would he have needed to do this? Jo, 377 and Matt, plus others, have explained that no CB radio is going to be of any use in contacting airplanes. What kind of radio system did Duane have? Did he have it connected to the car battery in the trunk? If it was, it is very unlikely that it was a CB radio. Or at least it wouldn't be after that battery fried its components. To repeat 377s previous statement, I have never heard of a CB radio being installed in an airplane and it would be very expensive to do so. When they became available after WW2, smoke jumpers may have been equipped with military surplus walkie talkie type equipment. But I would think other types of radios would be more suitable for that function. But your idea that Duane gave a call to an airplane on an Air Traffic Control frequency is not very likely either. How did he know the frequency they were on? And remember that general aviation and commerical aircraft do NOT normally moniter 121.5 on the VHF band and probably doesn't have 243.0, which is a military frequency, on the UHF band. If you were stranded in a snow storm, in the time frame we are considering, your best bet for communications would be a CB radio, if you are really out in the brush, or a car telephone if you are closer to civilization. I understand that there is an emergency channel on CB radios that is usually monitered by the local State Highway Patrol. This would be your best bet for assistance. Of course, the ideal solution is not to get yourself stranded in a snow storm. Weather forecasts have been widely available for quite a few decades. Robert99 And lets not forget the flaw in that statement, for that time period,if it is a snowstorm, the A/C isn't out flying any way. Not ones that would be doing S&R. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  11. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    You're missing the point. A/C to Ground commo, via man portable or vehicle born radios, was the norm in 1971 and earlier, and easy even still today. But this was NOT done by a standard CB radio, which is the posters point. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  12. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Well played! I just want to be in the office when he calls, so Chief and I can laugh. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  13. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Here ya go Bob, if you're stating your story is fact. Call this number (931) 552-1018 Tell it to these guys, on record, subject to perjury and civil suit, of course. If any part of your story is false, you won't be able to call this number. If it is all true, they are the ones who can get you "Whistle Blower" Status and Protection. So this is your last chance. Call the number, go on record and place all your cards on the table, or leave the thread and all of the "Cooper" followers, investigators, theorists, and fans of the story alone. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  14. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    He can't. He is the "King of the Cover Up". He knows he is fake and also knows he is safe here, as long as he doesn't post in another thread, since we all know he is making his story up, he won't be subject to any real legal issues. First time he decides to head back out and spread his falsehoods in another thread, the gloves come off and he loses all. He actually has NO proof, only fake "evidence", googled pics, made up time lines, maps that are woefully false, and other made up crap. This is Bob's rubber room, his safe place. We placate him and even prop him up to "act a fool" at times. We should just ignore him and wait for him to slip up in public, and then watch him in the news. He will then garner a bunch of support, and you will know a supporter since they will start with "Ah, bless his heart..." Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  15. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    One of Nixon's former assistants wants to talk with you, are you willing to do that? Not "off the record", not with out prosecution or civil suits (if warranted), but with lawyers, and prosecutors present. Ready now, Bob? I send this threads contents to the lead Civil Lawyer daily, there you go, the cat is out of the bag. You're focus #1. Your way out of this, get on record, on TV or Radio and SWEAR with an actual sitting Judge and with all your "notes" in public! Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  16. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    I'm not a camera guy, but aren't shutters pretty well protected behind the lens? How would they shed titanium on a tie? 377 Would a camera of the period be able to shed the material during a film unload/reload? Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  17. matthewcline

    Jumped a 55 year old 26' Navy Conical

    Kind of an apples and oranges comparison though. Cool jump though PC! Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  18. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Jo is RIGHT and you are wrong. The FBI is fibbing and YOU push the phony buttons. Pile up all your phony evidence and lose it like the real evidence. Investigate some more stupid Wild Goose Chase theories like micro-photographic analysis of cut parachute chords. Jo knows damned good and well what happened and YOU can't change facts. Check the REAL FBI/Pentegon files on this case. What a JOKE!! The Pentagon has no involvement in this case (other than the scrambled A/C, and that is just a few logs books entries), the FBI has been forthcoming (as much as they can in an open investigation), it is just that You and others don't like that fact the evidence DOES NOT back up the story. Your fable most of all, as it slanders a good bunch of innocent people. A Nixon staffer just rebuked your WHOLE President Nixon involvement fable, BTW. A good deal of that staff still lives, is very politically involved, and not to keen on being slandered in such a way. This staffer and his assistant happened to be pretty perturbed, but as they see you have been removed/blocked from all sources and web pages with the exception of this thread, they are considering you "contained", "a harmless threat", "maybe suffering the early signs of a medical condition", and at worse "a delusional old man". Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  19. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    ML, come on, there is a protocal, stop being so obtuse. Caps lock is for yelling, period. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  20. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    Foster city from '75 to '86. Folks are still there. I remember hearing the shooting on KFRC. Then I remember having to listen to Diane Feinstein, as she used it as her soap box cause, and still don't like listening to her. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  21. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    More and more I see a man who was a petty thief and crook, who near his end days had a change of heart, who either tried to change his was, or became better at hiding who he was and still was till his death. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  22. matthewcline

    DB Cooper

    "Just a few weeks" is; long enough to find a fraud, determine if it is worth it or not - to prosecute and put in prison, or just discharge with a less than Honorable or even Dishonorable. No time for any training of any actual skills. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  23. matthewcline

    gopros and tandem students

    ^ This! Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
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    gopros and tandem students

    You know it can be done, yet just give up and decide to complicate the students job AND the instructors job since they do not do the right thing.... Sorry, I call that cavalier. I think, that word does not mean, what you think it means. If we aren't going to ban them (or at least "regulate" them), then get them OFF the instructors hands so he can do what he is legally and morally obliged to do, take care of his Student! Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  25. matthewcline

    gopros and tandem students

    You have the experience to have an opinion... I just disagree with it and considering your rant about WS safety, I am shocked that you are so cavalier with a tandem student's life. Any TI that says you can't do handle checks when jumping a HC is smoking crack. Any TI that does not do handle checks... Should not be a TI IMO. I am not cavalier, I am being practical (and you're cherry picking my early WS Rating stance, it has changed with education, BTW). T-I's have shown they fail to do the handle checks when wearing a Hand Cam, T-I's have shown they fail to do EP's when needed when wearing a Hand Cam. I KNOW, from experience, it can be done and it won't detract from the video. Hand Cams are here to stay. So lets put the Instructor back in charge of the safety of the jump, as they should be, and let the student fret over the video. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!