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Re: Pilots & UAP

From: David Iadevaia <api.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 05:52:47 -0700
Archived: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 09:31:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP

>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:34:11 +0000
>Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP

>>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 21:55:23 EST
>>Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP

>>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 13:09:25 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Pilots & UAP


Pilots are trained to react and counter any treats to the
aircraft that the pilot sees. As I was flying my Beech Musketeer
VFR, daytime, from Tucson, AZ to Blythe, CA enjoying the
scenery, I noticed a spot on windshield.

Such a spot catches a pilot's attention.

After determining that it wasn't a smashed bug or something
similar I noticed that it was not changing its position but was
getting larger (Joe, angular size increasing). This is a threat
because it means whatever it is it is heading straight for you.

I took evasive action and returned to my original heading only
to find the object still there. So I turned again and the object
was now on my starboard side but not getting any bigger. This
was curious because that might indicate the object was
stationary and I was originally moving toward it.

At that point I determined it was not an immediate threat so I
relaxed and continued my heading keeping the object on my
starboard side.

I checked my navigation chart and discovered what I was seeing
was the US Boarder Patrol's radar blimp tethered to the ground.
On that day the blimp was at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

The chart had a small circle indicating the blimp's position.

So why didn't I check the chart before I took off, because
sometimes you just want to fly!

Point is a pilot is trained to assess a threat from a 'UFO' then
try to determine what the 'UFO' might be. If I didn't identify
the object I would have certainly been curious enough to get
closer for a better look an option commercial pilot's don't
usually have.

David Iadevaia

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