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Re: Pilots & UAP

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 21:17:43 -0400
Archived: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 07:31:25 -0500
Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP


>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>To:
>ufoupdates.nul Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007
>16:18:24 +0000 Subject: Pilots & UAP [was: Question To FAA
>About National Press Club Conference]

>>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?



Sorry, forgot to answer your first paragraph, Joe...

Experience is the answer. I'm talking about conventional
aircraft. Once outside that then they know they are dealing with
something that shouldn't be there, something that might be a
threat to their own aircraft. Unknown craft, unknown intentions.


Don


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