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Re: LoFlyte hypothesis for Belgian cases

From: James Easton <pulsar@compuserve.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 19:34:27 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 17:09:05 -0500
Subject: Re: LoFlyte hypothesis for Belgian cases


>From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
>Subject: re: LoFlyte hypothesis for Belgian cases
>Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 11:03:50 -0800

Mark wrote:

>>This official explanation appears to have been superceded as of
>>several months ago as the Belgian media reported that it had solved
>>the 1990 OVNI mystery blaming the NASA Loflyte plane for initiating
>>unauthorized testing in Belgian airspace. NASA categorically denied
>>the allegation.

>Actually, so did LoFlyte, who pointed out that they did not have
>a prototype flying at the time, and even if they had, it bore no
>resemblance to what was reported.


By coincidence, I cover this topic in an article headed "LoFLYTE
ALL STARS", which can be found in the current, November, edition
of "Fortean Times".

When a prototype of the LoFLYTE was unveiled on 2 August last
year, Maurice Chittenden, resident skeptic with the Sunday Times,
suggested that sightings of this triangular-shaped aircraft
explained the Dec 89 - Mar 90 reports. Chittenden's claims were
subsequently reported in the Belgian media.

Not, from my experience, prone to checking facts, Mr Chittenden
was blissfully unaware that, as you note, the only LoFLYTE to
roll off the production lines was an 8ft 4" (2.5m), remotely
piloted model.

The conceptual model had its maiden flight on 16 December last
year at Mojave Airfield, California. It crash-landed.

LoFLYTE is a joint NASA and USAF project.

E-mail: pulsar@compuserve.com

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