Re: Galileo Day

Ian Goddard (
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 01:08:18 -0500

At 02:59 PM 2/16/99 +1100, Tim Bates wrote:

>It is also clear that the figures given are aproximations (about a mile
>...). The whole scenario makes sense to me.
>Ian , what is even your hypothesised point of a conspiring to change the
>crash timings by a few seconds?

IAN: That's a false claim! How have
I changed the numbers in any way? True, they do say "approximate" and that
should be noted, but they give exact
altitudes, exactly the same as I gave.

What other numbers should/could I have given?

>That makes the whole thing pretty clear, with synchronisation to eye
>witness accounts. I had no idea the explosion was so dramatic.

IAN: The maximum psi for a fuel-
air explosion is around 60 psi.
Many engineers believe it will
not even rip open a fuel tank.

>I mean, the plane was decapititated,
>powered up with the changed in centre of gravity,

IAN: Can you please explain how a center of gravity shift "powers up" an airframe? If lift is on your mind, there's more to it than that. Lift causes climb and climb increases drag, which requires
greater thrust, particularly to have
achieved the approx 50 mps climb rate, 5 times greater than the book-value rate.

exploded again,
>propelling itself downward violently, then proceeded to dismember itself
>in an horrific fire ball. What the hell is there to cover up in this

IAN: What exploded at the apex? I was in error when I said the wing came of at the top. The CIA says, as I recall, that the engines died nearing the apex, which they would have done shortly after a pitch up; as aviation mechanics will tell you,
engines flame out after sharp pitch up.