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  1. The crew didn't type any messages. The crew only communicated by radio and it was the ARINC ground station that typed the teletype messages.
  2. "I have everything correct." is a bullshit claim. You have everything wrong. You need to work on getting your own ego under control.
  3. You need to read your own post #63258 above. If the money was ever in the river it was going to head downhill on the river bottom and that means it would soon end up in the 40 foot deep shipping channel. Your remarks about the flight path are also a bunch of baloney. And Tina Bar is not a garbage dump. It is obvious that you have never been there.
  4. FlyJack's claim as to how the money got to Tina Bar is complete nonsense. If the money rolled along the bottom of the Columbia River, it would have ended up in the shipping channel on the west side of the river. And it would have stayed in that channel as it went past Tina Bar. Dream on!
  5. Since there seems to be a problem with the identifications of some people in these pictures, it may be Al Lee, Chief NWA Pilot at Seattle, who is in the left seat in one of those pictures rather than Sunderland.
  6. I believe that there is another copy of this picture, maybe on Shutter's site, that identifies all of the people in that photograph. And there is another photo somewhere that shows Sunderland in the left pilot's seat for the sled tests. The Captain whose name is redacted elsewhere may be one of the military shown in this photograph and may be the same parachutist that walked down to the bottom of the stairs during the sled tests.
  7. Where did the above pages originate? They contain major factual errors.
  8. Shutter, the owner of Shutter's forum, has some recent information on Jo Weber and may know how to get in touch with her. But you will have to figure out some way to get in touch with Shutter.
  9. Wiki is flat out wrong. Cooper did not, repeat not, specify any speed to be flown. Cooper did not "outline his flight plan to the cockpit crew" since he didn't have a flight plan. He did tell one of the flight attendants that he wanted to go to Mexico but didn't specify any route to getting there. The NWA flight crew worked up a possible route where they would need two fuel stops. They suggested Reno to Cooper as the first stop and he agreed. The location for a second fuel stop was never decided on. Fly at stall speed all the way from Seattle to Mexico? Wiki has got to be kidding. NWA performance engineers told the flight crew to fly at 170 Knots Indicated Air Speed to achieve best range. And it wasn't until the airliner was in the Portland area that the flight crew were informed that they should be able to make it to Reno.
  10. Cooper didn't specify any speed for the airliner to fly. In reality, it was doing about 225 MPH true airspeed when he jumped.
  11. From a detailed look at the parachute in the above picture, it appears that the WSHM Cooper parachute is not an NB6 in any shape or form. The rip chord is definitely not an NB6 type rip chord. Plus I have some doubts about the harness itself. The container and pilot chute are definitely not NB6 types either since the pilot chute is in the wrong location for an NB6. The container also seems to be to large for a 26 foot conical canopy so I suspect that it is a standard 28 foot canopy in that container. Shutter, if the WSHM agrees to let a rigger open the parachute, ask him to take a lot of pictures of ever piece of the rig and record all the printing on everything. Be sure to get pictures of he canopy skirt rim and whether it is tape or shroud lines that go from the rim to the apex. And make sure it all gets posted online. Further, while the rigger may put everything back in the pack, it is highly improbable that he will sign off on it as being suitable for use. That is, he will probably not put his seal on the rip chord thread and will probably list the reason on the packing card for not signing off on it. That thing is probably 60 years old at this point.
  12. Flyjack, have you EVER seen a military parachute?
  13. That is because 60-9707 is probably a contract number and not a serial number.
  14. This is not true. The money and parachutes were driven to the airplane by Al Lee, Seattle Chief Pilot for NWA, and the Seattle Police Detective who picked the money up at the bank and drove it to SEATAC. NWA had already told the FBI to not do anything and there is no evidence that FBI agents were anywhere close to the airliner. Tina is the only one that carried anything into the airplane. She made several trips from the Al Lee car and carried all four parachutes, the money bag, and a box with maps and crew meals into the airliner. No FBI agent or anyone else was involved.