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Pilots & UAP [was: Question To FAA About National

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 16:18:24 +0000
Archived: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 17:17:07 -0500
Subject: Pilots & UAP [was: Question To FAA About National


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 11:43:00 -0400
>Subject: Re: Question To FAA About National Press Club Conference

<snip>

>A pilot might not know what he saw when reporting a UFO [anymore
>than anyone else does] but the pilot will tell you what it was
>doing, where it was coming from, altitude, attitude, speed,
>direction, behavior, what the weather was at the time, the sky
>conditions, angle of descent or ascent, position with reference
>the pilot's aircraft, threat to that aircraft and the time
>usually to the minute.

<snip>

Hi Don, List,

Altitude, speed, attitude - if the pilot doesn't know _what_
they are looking at, how big it is, how far away it is, or what
(3-dimensional) shape it is, how can he determine these factors?

I don't dispute that a pilot could provide a good estimate of
angular size, relative elevation/depression, and apparent
vertical motion, but that's not quite the same is it?


Regards,

Joe



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