From: Ted Viens <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 18:56:47 -0800 Fwd Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 15:27:06 -0500 Subject: Re: ET Hypothesis: Government Concern? > To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> > From: Mark Cashman <email@example.com> > Subject: re: UFO UpDate: Re: ET Hypothesis: Government Concern? > Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:21:03 -0800 > > From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org>, on 11/3/97 8:04 AM: > > Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 01:50:04 -0700 > > From: email@example.com (Andromeda.net- Anderson, Jared) > > To: Updates@globalserve.net > > Subject: Re: ET Hypothesis: Government Concern? > > 8. At 00.05 Hr 2 F16 were scrambled from BEAUVECHAIN airbase and > > guided towards the radar contacts. A total of 9 interception > > attempts have been made. At 6 occasions the pilots could establish a > > lock-on with their air interception radar. Lock-on distances varried > > between 5 and 8 NM. On all occasions targets varied speed and > > altitude very quickly and break-locks occured after 10 to 60 > > seconds. Speeds varied between 150 and 1010 kts. At 3 occasions both > > F16 registered simultaneous lock-ons with the same parameters. The 2 > > F16 were flying +- 2 NM apart. No visual contact could be > > established by either of the F16 pilots. > Please note that at 7 statute miles, the angular size of an object 200 feet > in diameter is 0.3 degrees. I am not surprised that visual contact was not > attained by the fighters. As supportive as I want to be with much of your work Mark, let's be fair about these angular perceptions. There are many reason's why a pilot would not see a 200 foot object at 7 miles of your favorite flavor, this angular argument is not one of them. Many of us have seen a twenty story building at seven miles. Unless it was covered by trees, obscurred by billboards, or surrounded by 50 story buildings. Visual clutter and contrast, our acuity and training really determine what we will see. Everyone, lean back from your monitors an even meter. <<<LOOK, see that period at the end of the last sentence? It is about one to two tenths of a millimeter. Or about one one hundreths of a degree. A black dot on white and we easily see it. At one meter, each degree is some 17.5 mm long. Imagine a garden pea one meter from you. This is about 0.3 degrees. We can easily tell that it is a garden pea. We can even tell how tasty it might be. Bye... Ted..
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