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Re: UFO VIDEOTAPE, October 14: Clermont County,

From: Don Ledger <dledger@istar.ca>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 11:49:12 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 19:30:48 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO VIDEOTAPE, October 14: Clermont County,

> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 23:15:09 -0700
> From: Kenny Young <task@fuse.net>
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: Re: UFO VIDEOTAPE, October 14: Clermont County, Ohio

> Roger Scott, Mark Cashman, Lawrie Williams,:

> To answer some questions regarding the video recording, allow me to
> add the following:

> The October 14 happening in Clermont County received no local news
> media publicity.  Seldom do UFO-related happenings in Cincinnati
> receive reportage (deserving or not).  Even further, if local news
> media had expressed an interest in the recording, they wouldn't have
> much to select from the video aside from quick 1 to 5 second clips
> randomly showing 'a light' which is shakily out of focus.  As stated,
> it is my opinion that this recording is not outstanding evidence.

> Cincinnati Int'l Airport is in Boone County (in Erlanger, Kentucky -
> 27 miles southwest of this area), and flights to and from there can
> be seen from  Clermont County, but not by a dramatic stretch.  What
> has caused problems in past Clermont County cases is the WILMINGTON
> AIRPORT, located 31.5 miles north of the East Fork Lake area.
> Airborne and Federal Express flights to this airport after midnight
> are frequently seen over the area, shining their big, odd-looking
> lights around.  Please see more information on this in the report on
> the 1994 CLERMONT COUNTY RECORDING located at the following address:

>                 http://home.fuse.net/task/OWENSVILLE.htm

> A military refueling operation has not been considered, as the region
> in question is not within a MOA (Military Operating Area).  The nearest
> MOA (Buckeye MOA) is around 30-miles east of Batavia, and also not in
> the direction the alleged object and planes were reported.

Hello Lawrie, Mark and List,

First a clarification. Military aircraft do not have to be in a
Military Operational Area [MOA] to refuel. They refuel wherever
they are needed and get permission from whatever control zone
they are operating in to do so. Secondly, refueling is normally
done at higher altitudes where the air is stable and less
conjested. Third, and this is most important, the aircraft do NOT
surround the refueling tanker. They trail out and behind. The
pilot of the tanker has enough to worry about without being
concerned that one of the others flying ahead of him/her might
cross into the tanker's line of flight. The tanker pilot has to
fly straight and level during the opreation and cannot be
manouvering to avoid other aircraft. The toughest spot to see for
the aircraft out in front is its six o'clock, or directly behind.
Besides there is no need for any aircraft to be out in front of
the tanker.


Don Ledger

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