Because AK's on a karma burning streak.
About as much as one that claims to not be spying on it's own citizens.
Speculation runs rampant...
Oh, the irony.
What next? Maybe we'll start cocking up our beavers!
It really would be a change for Ed, since he once said:
"Golf courses sell real estate and that's why they're built."
Yeah, yeah, you're right. But, at least show some respect for your 4-digit elder. Sheesh, kids these days.
This is a fact of life in government contracting. The govt. attempts to get something at the lowest cost, so everyone lowballs in an attempt to win.
I've been on both sides of the equation. On the govt. side, there's virtually no competition, and little incentive to work hard. Try that in the private sector, and see how long you last.
Missed Geography class, huh?
You'll never get a box certified for aircraft at $1000.
Let's make one thing clear about transponders. They don't always clearly work. I say this from personal experience, when on my first solo "cross-country" flight, I was at ~1800ft ASL, and had a close call with an A10 in Korea. I had requested flight following for the flight. When I recovered from nearly wetting my pants, I got on the radio, and complained to ATC. The response?... you're flying a little low for us to see you well.
I think there are vast areas of the ocean that are not covered by RADAR. At least non-military versions of it.
Please correct me if I'm wrong (I only worked up to instrument rating), but I thought that it was based upon the pilot, not the aircraft. Can't a commercially rated pilot utilize a private aircraft for commercial purposes?
That's only his pr0n collection, barely!
Let us know when it comes in t-bone, sirloin, and filet mignon.