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Re: NATS Encounter Non-Conformant Traffic

From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:44:07 +0100
Archived: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:41:24 -0400
Subject: Re: NATS Encounter Non-Conformant Traffic

>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:42:11 +0100
>Subject: Re: NATS Encounter Non-Conformant Traffic

>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:03:26 +0100
>>Subject: NATS Encounter Non-Conformant Traffic



>>According to BBC radio over 6,000 flights a day need to be moved
>>through UK airspace safely and as quickly as possible each day.
>>Richard Deakin, of Nats, formerly National Air Traffic Services
>>Limited, is responsible for making sure this happens.

>>When asked by the BBC radio Today programme's Simon Jack whether
>>his staff encounter unidentified flying objects, he said that
>>occasionally there are objects "that don't conform to normal
>>traffic patterns... typically around one a month".

>>Audio at above link.

>Interesting statistic Joe.

>Another statistic is the 100 per cent certainty of laughter and
>giggles when the UFO subject comes up.

>We see it time and again when a UFO story is chosen as the 'and
>finally' lighthearted item at the end of a news bulletin.

>Forget all the wars and politics, here's a funny thing to leave
>you happy and smiling - UFOs!

>In this particular interview the host Simon Jack is obviously
>too embarrassed to ask the inevitable question so says 'My
>children asked me to raise this....."

>Cue for studio giggles and huge amusement when the man in charge
>of air safety admits that once a month something unidentified is
>flying around up there.

>What is this weird mindfix which associates UFOs with humour?

In defence of the Today Programme team, two points should be made:

1. The laughter occurs prior to the answer to the question.

2. The laughter is aimed at Simon Jack for hiding behind his
children's interest rather than admitting his own, not at the
question itself.

Gerald O'Connell

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