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Re: Pilots & UAP

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 13:09:25 +0000
Archived: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 10:08:53 -0500
Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP


>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 19:57:56 -0800
>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]

<snip>

Hello David,

Thanks for the very worthwhile response,

>Thus there can be many possible clues to distance, and hence
>size and speed. It is simply NOT true that a pilot (or anybody
>else for that matter) can NEVER estimate distance/size/speed of
>an unknown object with any accuracy. That, unfortunately, is
>just debunker propaganda talk. It is more accurate to say that
>distance, speed, size cannot be determined with accuracy in the
>complete ABSENCE of any cues.

The point that I was making as I am sure you will appreciate is
that in the absence of other cues that you mention in the
snipped portion from your post, pilots are really no better than
anyone else when it comes to estimating size/height/speed of an
unknown object (as you imply in the final sentence above). There
are many examples of people accepting such estimates without
querying how they were arrived at, simply because the witness
was somehow an "expert observer".


Cheers,

Joe



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