Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    138

    Etihad rerouting to avoid Russian missiles?

    I see on flightradar24.com that Etihad and Air Berlin (+ other airliines?) last night diverted their AUH to Europe flights from their normal west Iran route to fly via Saudi Arabia/Med......more fuel and delayed arrivals.
    Presumably because of the Russian missiles being fired from the Caspian Sea.

  2. #2
    Custom user Neverna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Behind a rhododendron bush
    Posts
    17,935
    A good decision.

  3. #3
    ความสุขในอีสาน
    nigelandjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Frinton on sea and Ban Pak
    Posts
    12,935
    I would think thats gonna be standard fare for any airline travelling on that route .

    What worries me more is if one of those missiles being fired over from the Caspian sea drops short in Iran or Iraq en-route

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    138
    [QUOTE nigelandjan; I would think thats gonna be standard fare for any airline travelling on that route .

    What worries me more is if one of those missiles being fired over from the Caspian sea drops short in Iran or Iraq en-route QUOTE]


    Or if a clever hacker reroutes one of those missiles to Moscow or, if that's too far, Sevastopol!
    Impossible?

  5. #5
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:20 PM
    Posts
    61,981
    If you owned a commercial airliner would you want to put it anywhere near Russians with missiles, with their track record?

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat klong toey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    09-09-2019 @ 06:12 PM
    Posts
    6,073
    Think they used cruise missile if so flight altitude is between 10 and 15 meters.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    138
    [QUOTE klong toey; Think they used cruise missile if so flight altitude is between 10 and 15 meters. QUOTE]

    You never stop learning. Today's lesson; there are only bungalows and no high trees between the Caspian Sea and Syria.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat klong toey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    09-09-2019 @ 06:12 PM
    Posts
    6,073
    Quote Originally Posted by eceg View Post
    [QUOTE klong toey; Think they used cruise missile if so flight altitude is between 10 and 15 meters. QUOTE]

    You never stop learning. Today's lesson; there are only bungalows and no high trees between the Caspian Sea and Syria.
    Not flying Etihad if that's their cruising altitude.

    Fly high subsonic, low-altitude terrain following flight profile.

    Land attack missiles generally follow a terrain hugging profile. This means that they closely follow the ups and downs of the terrain and remain hidden from detection by radars due to their low altitude.
    http://defencyclopedia.com/2014/08/0...missiles-work/
    Last edited by klong toey; 08-10-2015 at 04:53 PM.
    Fascists dress in black and go around telling people what to do, whereas priests... more drink!

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    138
    [QUOTE klong toey;
    Not flying Etihad if that's their cruising altitude.

    Fly high subsonic, low-altitude terrain following flight profile.

    Land attack missiles generally follow a terrain hugging profile. This means that they closely follow the ups and downs of the terrain and remain hidden from detection by radars due to their low altitude.
    Explained : How Cruise Missiles Work! | Defencyclopedia QUOTE]


    Thank KT for the interesting link. It doesn't mention the actual flying height or if the ups and downs of the terrain the missiles follow includes buildings, trees.......or giraffes!

  10. #10
    ความสุขในอีสาน
    nigelandjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Frinton on sea and Ban Pak
    Posts
    12,935
    I hope I am wrong , but I have an idea , not from an official source , BUT the word is 4 of these cruise missiles have just landed in Iran .

    If it is true lets hope they have landed in some out back area with the minimum of population .

    Another worry here is with different Countries running different campaigns of bombing seemingly without any form of united co-ordination between the Countries there has to be a very high chance I would think an unimaginable accident is gonna occur .

    I am suprised the seriousness of this situation is not being reported on more
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    Exit Strategy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    22-11-2015 @ 04:35 PM
    Posts
    1,630
    Bunch of tossers having no idea. Sorry. Join Air Force if you want to learn.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    138
    [QUOTE Exit Strategy; Bunch of tossers having no idea. Sorry. Join Air Force if you want to learn. QUOTE]

    Unfortunately the RAF turned me down; too old and when told to read the screen I had to ask "what screen?"
    Hopefully Wing Commander ES can tell us tossers if Putin, if it's of any concern to him, can ensure the safety of civil aircraft.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    14-10-2019 @ 04:04 AM
    Location
    On the range
    Posts
    17,613
    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    I am suprised the seriousness of this situation is not being reported on more
    This story, manufactured by the US, is now being reported widely.

    Russia has partnered with Assad and as such has on the ground intel of where to hit. The Axis of Evil seem to rely on a criminal in coventry living in a bungalow sponsored by the EU and UK for their intel. Maybe this is why the US is blowing up hospitals and Russia is wiping out the West's ISIS fighters?
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

  14. #14
    ความสุขในอีสาน
    nigelandjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Frinton on sea and Ban Pak
    Posts
    12,935
    Yeah I know what your getting at , but there is a bit more to that story about the hospital under the surface , I think you will find the Afghans had requested that bombing due to the usual thing of having prime suspects hiding in there . Ok the Americans should have checked this out if its possible before obliterating the place , dunno it sure is getting messy

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    138
    [QUOTE pseudolus;
    Russia has partnered with Assad and as such has on the ground intel of where to hit. The Axis of Evil seem to rely on a criminal in coventry living in a bungalow sponsored by the EU and UK for their intel. Maybe this is why the US is blowing up hospitals and Russia is wiping out the West's ISIS fighters? QUOTE]

    pseudolus seems obsessed by this guy living in a bungalow. I take it that he lives in a penthouse or multi storey home and looks down his nose at us humble bungalow dwellers. Beyond that, living in coventry...can't honour that hellhole with a capital C.....puts one beneath pseudolus' contempt.

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    138
    [QUOTE=nigelandjan; Yeah I know what your getting at , but there is a bit more to that story about the hospital under the surface , I think you will find the Afghans had requested that bombing due to the usual thing of having prime suspects hiding in there . Ok the Americans should have checked this out if its possible before obliterating the place , dunno it sure is getting messy QUOTE]

    I nominate nigelandjan's "Dunno it sure is getting messy" for the Understatement of the Year Award.
    Last edited by eceg; 09-10-2015 at 03:18 PM.

  17. #17
    Custom Title Changer
    CSFFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:41 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    8,507

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat klong toey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    09-09-2019 @ 06:12 PM
    Posts
    6,073
    Quote Originally Posted by eceg View Post
    [QUOTE klong toey;
    Not flying Etihad if that's their cruising altitude.

    Fly high subsonic, low-altitude terrain following flight profile.

    Land attack missiles generally follow a terrain hugging profile. This means that they closely follow the ups and downs of the terrain and remain hidden from detection by radars due to their low altitude.
    Explained : How Cruise Missiles Work! | Defencyclopedia QUOTE]


    Thank KT for the interesting link. It doesn't mention the actual flying height or if the ups and downs of the terrain the missiles follow includes buildings, trees.......or giraffes!
    Then the Giraffes better duck.

  19. #19
    Member
    harrybarracuda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:20 PM
    Posts
    61,981
    I think it's quite funny that they bombed Iran. Of course Iran won't say a dickie bird. Probably already bulldozed over the bomb sites.

  20. #20
    Custom user Neverna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Behind a rhododendron bush
    Posts
    17,935
    Iran has already said no Russian missiles landed in Iran, with Iranian media adding that it is just "psychological operations by the US against Moscow".

    The truth? Who knows. Perhaps the "unnamed US official" who broke the story will provide some evidence - or even provide his name and position.

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat
    Exit Strategy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    22-11-2015 @ 04:35 PM
    Posts
    1,630
    Quote Originally Posted by eceg View Post
    [QUOTE Exit Strategy; Bunch of tossers having no idea. Sorry. Join Air Force if you want to learn. QUOTE]

    Unfortunately the RAF turned me down; too old and when told to read the screen I had to ask "what screen?"
    Hopefully Wing Commander ES can tell us tossers if Putin, if it's of any concern to him, can ensure the safety of civil aircraft.
    We can all do our part to defend our country, mate.

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    18,030
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I think it's quite funny that they bombed Iran. Of course Iran won't say a dickie bird. Probably already bulldozed over the bomb sites.
    Probably too late, as the U.S. more than likely has pics from the eyes in the sky...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •