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Re: 'Pumpkin Seed' Aircraft

From: Bob Geiger <bgeiger@cybernex.net>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 07:03:53 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 00:35:20 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Pumpkin Seed' Aircraft

>From: Larry Clark <lclark@ibm.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: 'Pumpkin Seed' Aircraft
>Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 17:10:07 -0000

>>Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 08:52:04 -0800
>>From: Jan Aldrich <jan@cyberzone.net>
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Re: 'Pumpkin Seed' Aircraft

>>>From: Larry Clark <lclark@ibm.net>
>>>Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 19:32:03 -0000
>>>Fwd Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 23:39:11 -0500
>>>Subject: 'Pumpkin Seed' Aircraft

>>>Question: Has anyone heard of any experimental government
>>>aircraft as referred to as 'pumpkin seeds'?

>>That is Alfred Loedding's name for his low-aspect ratio aircraft
>>which he was testing.

>>I think Wendy Connors and Michael Hall will surely mention it in
>>their new book, 'Alfred Loedding and the Great UFO Wave of

>Wendy mentioned Loedding. Oddly, it was not a historical
>question. I was chasing a local rumor that a airman on leave was
>saying the U.S. is currently testing  'secret' craft throughout
>the county and it is referred to as the 'pumpkin seed' .

>BTW, have some clipping from the 50's I be sending in a few


The Pumpkin Seed moniker was also tagged to an aircraft design
described in John McPhee's book, "The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed"
witten sometime in the early 70's. Amazon.com has a hardcover
and paperback in stock, I believe.

                              Bob Geiger                                 

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