From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:16:01 -0500 Archived: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:16:01 -0500 Subject: Plugging The Holes In Radar Coverage - Cox Source: Billy Cox's Blog De Void http://tinyurl.com/bf9v8l8 Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Plugging The Holes In Radar Coverage Billy Cox De Void will cop to slow-response reflexes but this one probably takes The Clogged Artery Prize, because a nerve ending or a synapse or whatever should've fired back in 2011. That's when, in the aftermath of MUFON's published analysis of the UFO that apparently buzzed President Bush's Texas ranch in 2008, the Federal Aviation Administration decided to exempt ERIT from public scrutiny. ERIT, or En Route Intelligence Tool, gathers raw data from individual radar sites collecting ping returns on everything that flies in U.S. air space, and sometimes things that don't fly at all. It's a bit of a jumble because it can pick up everything - hills, contrails, storm turbulence, false echoes, birds, etc. In fact, ERIT picks up so much extraneous material that air traffic controllers usually don't see it. What shows up on ATC screens instead are combined subsets of ERIT returns, filtered by the FAA, which focuses largely on planes with transponders. Low-flying helicopters and light aircraft operating away from commercial airports and below the major sky- traffic corridors aren't required to have transponders and therefore don't light up the screens. UFOs aren't known for packing transponder beacons, either. Anyhow, in 2008, Glen Schulze and Robert Powell filed FOIAs with a number of government acronyms, civilian and military, to establish the UFO's path. The FAA supplied them with unfiltered ERIT returns. The data not only substantiated eyewitness UFO accounts of its southeasterly trajectory, it also confirmed eyewitness reports of jet fighters in the area, which the Air Force initially denied. Later that same year, [More at site... ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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