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Re: Kenneth Arnold - Question

From: Donald Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 20:03:24 -0300
Fwd Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 08:42:09 -0500
Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold - Question


>From: Kari Valimaa <suomen.ufotutkijat@kolumbus.fi>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Kenneth Arnold - Question
>Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 04:28:09 +0200

>>From: Scott Carr <sardonica@erols.com>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Kenneth Arnold - Question
>>Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 14:55:56 -0800

>>Sorry to bother the list with another research question, but I
>>am closing in on the finish line of a writing project, and am at
>>the point of fine-tuning and checking minor details.

>>Does anyone know what make of airplane Kenneth Arnold was flying
>>during his famous sighting of June 24, 1947? I've looked in
>>Jerome Clark's 'The UFO Book' and while there is a wealth of
>>information about the event, this is one detail I could not
>>locate.

>Kenneth Arnold's airplane was single-engined Callier. According
>to Jenny Randles ('The Complete Book of UFOs', Revised edition,
>1997), it was specially designed for mountain work - capable of
>landing in rough fields and pastures.

That should read Callair. The aircraft was a taildrager with
heavy undercarriage for rough field landings. It was however a
low wing aircraft with struts so not full cantilevered spars.
Most successful roughfield aircraft were and are high winged.
Since it had short wings the engine must have been of greater
horsepower than usual for higher-than-normal altitude work in
and around the mountains.

Don Ledger

>Kari Valimaa
>kariv@usa.net

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