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airplane security

yoke finger print scan
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The yoke of the plane would have sensors in it. The pilots or copilots hand grip and thumb print would be needed to control the plane. The yoke would recognize the persons hand grip and thumb print. The length,width, and pressure of the grip would be recognized by the yoke. The thumb would be placed on where his thumd would usually placed.In that place there would be a finger print scanner.

If the hijacker or hijackers were able to break into the cockpit and overthrow the piolts. When they tried to control the plane with yoke. The yoke would not recognize the hand and thus automatically lock all of the controls. Then it would send a alert to a special control center that would allow a person to utilize a remote control and land the plane at the nearest airport.

Dr Brain, May 15 2006


       And if the pilot and copilot both had the fish?
DrCurry, May 15 2006

       How about this version [Dr Brain]:   

       If the hijackers are able to break into the cockpit, the pilot/s press a "hijacked" button which disables the flight controls and alerts the special control center.
Batteries not included, some assembly required.
methinksnot, May 15 2006

       Again with the biometrics.   

       Why not just use the dead pilot's hand to steer the plane? It could be detached for greater convenience.
Texticle, May 15 2006

       Or what about an effective lock on the cockpit door?
Texticle, May 15 2006

       Most highjackings do not involve pilot replacement. Just point a gun/bomb/knife/RabidBadger at the pilot and say "Take me to McMurdo base!"
Galbinus_Caeli, May 15 2006

       "There's no way I'm going down in history as the prick who took a rabid badger into Antarctica..can't we do the White House instead?"   

       "There is already a rabid badger in residence.."   

       "Parliament House in Canberra?"   

       "Rabid rodents.."   

       "10 Downing Street..?   

       "Dennis Thatcher's furballs are still in the carpet.."   


       "You don't want to know.."
ConsulFlaminicus, May 15 2006

       I'm told that snakes on a plane is the preferred method of assassination now.
hidden truths, May 15 2006


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