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Online Colin Crow

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2018, 03:25:38 PM »
What would be the weight of that fuel and four average size passengers, compared to it's 920lbs nett carrying weight?

Well we know Hidell was 165lbs......just kidding..... ;D

Offline Ray Mitcham

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 03:25:57 PM »
Thx Colin/Ray
Thumb1:  The wieght of 45 gallons equates to 300lbs. so that allows just 620lbs for the pilot and three passengers.

Online Colin Crow

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 03:57:58 PM »
I have not been able to find any examples of Ferries' handwriting.
However,
There is a much better image of the document here: (at a link)
http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/6750-david-ferrie-flight-plan/

Researchers will note the strange use of an upper case letter "E" in every instance on the document...except for the letter "e" in the Hidell name.

Anyone have any thoughts on this odd switch to a  lower case "e"?

Looks to be an attempt at upper case to me. Just that the middle horizontal blends with the upper.

Offline Joffrey van de Wiel

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 05:10:46 PM »
Colin, has anyone established where Garrison obtained this copy of a flight plan?
Good to establish a chain of custody.
Especially the primary source

Here is the story about the discovery of the flight plan, according to Francesca Akhtar writing in the Dealey Plaza Echo.





I am sorry but I do not know how to make the pages appear smaller. Anyway, the information is here.

Online Colin Crow

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 06:26:15 AM »
Sorry Jim, been away for a while. Regarding the handwriting....you could be right but not definitive to my mind. Not sure how putting Hidell on a form "blows anyone's cover". All it needed was knowledge of an identity.

 

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