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Anthony Allen Roach

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2012, 11:29:50 AM »

Thanks Woody.  No one really needs another lawyer  ;D.  But I know a lot about the U.S. Navy, as it existed then and as it exists now.  I could also help break down what Mr. LaPook posts regarding navigation, at least from a surface perspective.  (I have no experience with air navigation, other than discussions with friends and classmates who are pilots.)  That would help forum readers understand the technical points he makes.
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C.W. Herndon

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« Reply #106 on: July 09, 2012, 11:38:43 AM »

Thanks Woody.... I could also help break down what Mr. LaPook posts regarding navigation, at least from a surface perspective.  (I have no experience with air navigation, other than discussions with friends and classmates who are pilots.)  That would help forum readers understand the technical points he makes.

That would be a big help. Sometimes his explanations are far over our heads and we don't comprehend all he is saying.
Woody (former 3316R)
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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« Reply #107 on: July 09, 2012, 01:54:03 PM »

Thanks Woody.... I could also help break down what Mr. LaPook posts regarding navigation, at least from a surface perspective.  (I have no experience with air navigation, other than discussions with friends and classmates who are pilots.)  That would help forum readers understand the technical points he makes.

That would be a big help. Sometimes his explanations are far over our heads and we don't comprehend all he is saying.
You can prove anything using statistics Woody, 83% of people know that, 16% didn't and 1% didn't understand the question, see.. ;D
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C.W. Herndon

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #108 on: July 09, 2012, 02:06:49 PM »

Jeff, "see" what? I thought there would be a link there. Did I not understand the question or are you agreeing with me? ???
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Tom Swearengen

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« Reply #109 on: July 09, 2012, 02:38:52 PM »

Welome James & Anthony! All of you guys are wayyyyyyy ahead of me----. Join the fun--- alot of really great people on here, alot of great minds.
Tom
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Linda Lorda

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2012, 07:55:07 AM »

I am brand new to this forum and still stumbling around trying to find my way.

First, I am a lover of anything that flies and fondly remember attending the very first Reno Air Races when I was a teenager. My late husband (died 30 years ago in plane crash) was a pilot, skydiver, and had an avionics business. These days I am busy introducing our grandchildren to the world of aviation.

I am a Professional Genealogist and my expertise is in just the sort of research needed to find DNA reference samples for Fred Noonan. Not knowing exactly how to volunteer, I send off a couple of emails that have so far gone unanswered. I have found various information all over the website and forum but I doubt that I have found it all. Is there a go-to person for Noonan family research?
Linda Lorda
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Tom Swearengen

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« Reply #111 on: July 12, 2012, 07:58:47 AM »

Welcome Linda! great to have new members here. Alot of excitement right now. Feel free to jump right in---the waters fine!
Tom
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Richard David Morris

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #112 on: July 13, 2012, 03:57:17 PM »

Greetings one and all!  I am Richard Morris, GM at Sound Metrics near Seattle, Washington.  We make imaging sonars that help investigate dark or turbid waters - where video or eyesight cannot.  We have just developed a new model with greater definition/resolution.  Something to keep in mind if/when an underwater search is conducted off Nikumaroro.  A video showing some capabilities can be seen here:

http://www.soundmetrics.com/products/aris-sonars

You can check out our company at www.soundmetrics.com.  I am not on here to sell anything!  Please don't think that for a second.  I've been fascinated with the EA story for decades (did I tell you I'm old :-).  However, there may come a time when we could provide TIGHAR with a piece of high tech equipment to help search, if an on-site investigation is ever planned.  I have not read all there is on the forum so I don't know yet how deep an underwater search might be, but our ROV tethered sonar can go down 1000 feet and our Diver Held model can go down 300 feet (that's with an OLED mask mounted display).  We do have a model that can go 10,000 feet but we'd have to talk serious about that scenario...:-)  Wouldn't it be cool if we could help further this research.  We have loaned equipment to National Geographic, Discovery Channel and others to pursue archaeological searches.  Our sonars to not "see" silt buried artifacts, but they can definitely image objects that might otherwise go undetected because of poor light or visibility.  With knowledge of the software, we can differentiate between rock, plastic, glass and metal.  The video link above shows the cockpit of a Navy PB2Y at the bottom of Lake Washington.

I look forward to more reading on the site and ongoing posts.  FYI, I am not one of the research nerds who brought our sonars out of the Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington - so don't expect any exceptional expertise on my part (but I can tap into it!).  My background is manufacturing, product development and business.

LTM (love that sentiment!)

Rich

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Todd Attebery

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #113 on: July 14, 2012, 11:24:15 AM »

I've been following the forum for years, but haven't taken the time to make many posts and introduce myself.  I am a mechanical engineer by degree and work in the aerospace industry in Wichita, KS  I am also a pilot and flight instructor.

I appreciate TIGHAR's methodical approach to solving the AE mystery and love how the forum works to involve everyone in the process.

I also appreciate how people with different backgrounds and professions bring different approaches to solving problems.  Pilots, engineers, accident investigators, navigators, foresensic scientists, law enforcement officers , geaneologists, and lawyers all have different methods and burdens of proof to getting to the bottom of an issue.  This mystery is proving that it's going to take everyone's best effort to solve the mystery.

This must be the place !!!

LTM,
Todd




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Anthony Allen Roach

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #114 on: July 14, 2012, 11:59:28 AM »

Welcome Mr. Attebery!  One lawyer is too many lawyers.  There's an old joke that the only thing two lawyers can agree on is what a third lawyer did wrong.   ;D  I like to see the wide variety of disciplines and the intelligent discussion.  The banter between the archaeologists is fascinating.  I wonder what they will argue about thousands of years from now when they dig up my trash and bones!
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Rafael Krasnodebski

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #115 on: July 16, 2012, 12:34:32 PM »

Hi folks,
My name is Rafael Krasnodebski (I blame the parents) who's a British Pole ... or Polish Brit, who works as a management consultant in Central & Eastern Europe. "So what?" I hear you cry .... and you'd be right. More relevant may be that I'm a history graduate who specialised in historiography and primary source research and subsequently got into the wonderfully geeksville world of digging up old aeroplanes (that's what we call 'em) after a strange 'phone call I received back in 1990 whilst living in London. This bloke phoned me up and asked if I was related to a certain Sq. Lr. Krasnodebski  of 303 squadron who deposited his Mk1 Hurricane into Croydon golf course in September 1940 after annoying a certain foreign gentleman who just happened to be flying an Me 109 in the local vicinity. I answered "yes, he was my great uncle". To which the strange man on the phone replied "Well, we've found his aeroplane and would you like to come and help us dig it up? The rest, as they say, is history. After working on a couple more WW2 digs in the UK, my employer moved me to Eastern Europe. That and the demands of a family who insist on being kept in a manner to which they are unaccustomed put paid to my plane wreck digging .. until now.      Despite being involved in the European wreck digging fraternity, I had never heard of Tighar until recently ... all those wasted years, but all's well that ends well. Wonderful job, great people, love it. 
Raf
 
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #116 on: July 16, 2012, 01:00:43 PM »

Ok, welcome aboard Raf.
Croydon eh? that's where I got married all those years ago, what a romantic location :(
Feel free to contribute to the forum. I'm sure bringing your experience in historic aircraft recovery will come in handy. It's a learning curve for sure and I'm still at the bottom of it but, what a ride.
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bonne Nee

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« Reply #117 on: July 16, 2012, 01:29:29 PM »

Pleasure to have you Raf,
I gather PwC is a broad type of industry consultancy ?
Incredible experience with your great uncle's aeroplane, what other digs do you get involved with ?
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Brian Ainslie

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Re: New Member Introduction
« Reply #118 on: July 26, 2012, 11:15:28 AM »

Brian Ainslie....wandered here courtesy of Google's artwork for the anniversary. I've spent the past several days (at work!) alternating between reading and skimming that VAST amount of info on the site.

About me: 35, husband and father. Degree in History. I do think Oswald shot Kennedy by himself.  :)

A few random thoughts:

1. The evidence does seem to support, when taken in total, that both the plane and AE were on the island (Niko).
2. It is clear that no single item "proves" the theory. However, the case would certainly pass a civil trial level of critique (preponderance of evidence). But beyond a reasonable doubt? Perhaps....reasonable minds can see all sides of this intriguing theory.
3. I have read several posts about the castaways, the plane landing site, and the survivors of the NC and I think there is a gap there. Andrew McKenna seems to think in the same manner as I do (by that I mean I follow his logic and find myself nodding at it the most). Dead or alive by the time of the Navy flight several days later (the Colorado plane), I can't imagine that, at minimum, there would have been some obvious, visible marker. If they had the means to stay alive long enough to send the radio signals and find/bring/travel the various items that have been found to the island, surely they would have devised some simple method of notifying airborne searchers of their existence. I apologize if there is already a chain somewhere about this. As others have recently mentioned, it is nearly impossible to sort through all this stuff, especially when such a topic covers so many potential threads.
4. In the threads I have read, tolerance for other's opinions seems to be hit or miss. The overall tone of the research, however, seems fairly balanced to this "neutral" party.
5. Keep up the good work! This is a fascinating subject and has given me goose bumps at times!
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Jeff Victor Hayden

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« Reply #119 on: July 26, 2012, 01:22:48 PM »

Welcome to the Forum Brian. You have joined at a very significant time and, you have obviously had a look around the site already. There is as you say, a vast amount of information which, you can easily access via the forum, Tighar home page, Ameliapedia etc..
My take on point 3 and, there is a thread 'The Lambrecht search' is that, would they not be expecting a ship, the Itasca maybe, to be the first to 'rescue' them, not an air search? No ships in the area at that time with SAR planes, they came later. Did the overflight come as a total surprise to them? Only my take on the subject of course, not gospel, not written in stone.
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