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Re: Nellis UFO Video May 1995 - Rudiak

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:34:25 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 08:35:31 -0400
Subject: Re: Nellis UFO Video May 1995 - Rudiak

>From: Kathrina Wilson <K_Wilson.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 21:05:52 -0500
>Subject: Nellis UFO Video May 1995

>>From: Terry Colvin <fortean1.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:28:04 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
>>Subject: Nellis UFO Video May 1995

>>The object in the Nellis UFO video clip below is perhaps the
>>most puzzling image to date. Anyone else care to speculate?


>It appears to me that it is a helicopter testing an
>device that might be used to cushion the chopper and the pilot
>the same way an airbag cushions and protects people in

>This part of the test appears to have been done to see how the
>chopper (structurally) and the pilot (navigation wise) handle
>the airbag once it has been deployed.

>It seems logical to test this aspect of an "airbag" for a
>helicopter prior to testing how it works before the test pilot
>puts the helicopter through a "controlled crash."

>Just an idea.

Kathrina and List,

I've extensively analyzed the video, using the overlaid tracking
data to compute the trajectory, speed, etc. There are a number
of reasons why this object cannot be a helicopter.

Over one two minute period the object covers about 10 miles for
an average speed of about 300 miles per hour, and has bursts of
speed up to 700 miles per hour. Therefore definitely NOT a
helicopter (or a balloon).

Maximum acceleration at one point was on the order of 9 or 10
g's. So again not a helicopter.

At another time the object also climbs about 3600 feet in only
40 seconds or a rate of climb of about 5400 feet per minute.
This is far in excess of even military attack helicopter climb
rates. E.g., the AH-64 Apache has a maximum climb rate of about
2500 feet/min.

Also the camera gets a good view of the object during close
approach (about 2 miles) and there is no evidence of any sort of
external propulsion system like rotors, propellers, jet engines,

For details see my website:



For a quick overview of the trajectory, speed, distance,
changing appearance, and range operator comments see a 3D
animation from the UFO's 'point of view' I put together at:


David Rudiak

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