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Re: More MoD UFO Information - Pope

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 19:01:49 +0100
Fwd Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 08:08:17 -0400
Subject: Re: More MoD UFO Information - Pope


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 13:25:25 -0300
>Subject: Re: More MoD UFO Information

>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 15:55:41 +0100
>>Subject: Re: More MoD UFO Information

>>>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>>>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 10:56:25 +0100
>>>>Subject: More MoD UFO Information

>>>>The MoD recently placed more responses to UFO-related FOI
>>>>requests on its website. They can be viewed in the Disclosure
>>>>Log:

<snip>

>>Here are two quotes from the MoD's April 30 email that I find
>>disappointing:

>>"We had no reports from the French that the object was seen or
>>detected on radar". But did they _ask_?

>>"We believe the ATC radar at Jersey is secondary only and
>>therefore unable to achieve a primary radar contact". We
>>_believe_? Didn't they check?

>This apathy on the part of the government - We _believe_? Didn't
>they check? - the MoD, DND [Canada] DoD {U.S.] and that of the
>commercial/government controlled agencies responsible for
>airspace security and safety is frankly astounding.

I agree. The MoD's 'no defence significance' assessment of UFO
sightings is only meaningful if based on proper investigations.
Otherwise, it's nothing more than guesswork and assumption.

>On my end as a pilot and researcher of pilot sightings,
>principally in these three countries, it's is criminal how
>reports of near misses and interference by these things are
>sloughed off by the aforementioned. A report is made, some
>comments are passed about nearly hitting one of these things for
>example-regular routine is suspended-then its back to
>enforcement of the regulations.

Again, I agree. The flight safety issue should be of interest
and concern to everyone, whatever their beliefs on UFOs.

One of Project Condign's most intriguing recommendations reads
"No attempt should be made to out-manoeuvre a UAP during
interception". Another recommendation states "At higher
altitudes, although UAP appear to be benign to civil air-
traffic, pilots should be advised not to manoeuvre, other than
to place the object astern, if possible".


Best wishes,

Nick Pope

http://www.nickpope.net



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