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Re: UAVs vs 'Rods'

From: Amy Hebert <yellowrose129.nul>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 23:45:41 -0600
Archived: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:23:00 -0500
Subject: Re: UAVs vs 'Rods'


>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:53:50 -0500
>Subject: Re: UAVs vs 'Rods'

>>From: Amy Hebert <yellowrose129.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 16:42:49 -0600
>>Subject: UAVs vs 'Rods'

>>Although most 'Rod' images have been demonstrated to be flying
>>insects frozen in flight - see the IFO Database:
>>http://ifo.s5.com
>>and
>>http://www.opendb.com/sol/seq.htm
>>the UFO in the FOX News footage from Albany, NY
>>http://wxxa-tv.clearchannel.com/ufo.rm
>>_seems_ to fly behind several clouds. Also, upon closer
>>inspection, the extensions or 'wings' on the object do not seem
>>to alternate as they do in images of alleged 'rods'. The
>>extensions appear straight and immobile.

>>While working on various research projects yesterday, I came
>>across a UAV nameded "Broomstick" made by AeroVironment which
>>resembles the object captured in the Fox News video footage.
>>AeroVironment illustrates this UAV at:
>>http://www.aerovironment.com/area-aircraft/unmanned.html
>>between the Pointer and the Pathfinder.

>Hi Amy,

>If the Albany recording had been made at or near a military
>base, or a manufacturing/testing facility I would be more
>inclined to agree with your candidate. But, this incident
>happened at a busy commercial airport.

>Legit question:

>Why would _any_ outfit be flying or testing experimental craft
>in the vacinity of a busy commercial airport. Doesn't make any
>sense. It would endanger the lives of innocent travelers.

Hi, John:

After 9-11, what is the one thing that has increased the most at
commercial airports (besides the price to use the toilet)?

Security.

I don't know whether the object in the Fox News footage was
something man-made or a hoax. I just happened to notic that
AeroVironment's 'Broomstick' UAV illustration reminded me of the
object filmed in Albany, NY.

Whatever this object may have been, you will see more UAV's used
in both the military and private sectors in the future. They
can and will be used to patrol everything from shopping malls to
airports. UAV's may even become man's second best friend (next
to police dogs) when it comes to assisting the police in
locating, tracking and apprehending criminals.

When most people think of UAV's they think of large remote
controlled aircraft like the Predator or even the Bird Of Prey.
However, UAV's come in all shapes, sizes and abilities. If the
pilot (remote control) has been properly trained, there is no
reason why a UAV could not be used safely in, around or over
busy airports, civilian neighborhoods, metropolitan areas, etc.
 With MAV's (mini-air vehicles) and even micro-air vehicles, the
uses are endless. In fact, considering the potential threat we
face from UAV's/MAV's being used against us by terrorists and
other foes, it seems foolish to _not_ use these devices to
protect our cities, airports and homes.

As for what rights the price of security may cost us, we will
see. But if it saves the life of just one civilian or one
soldier, then it is worth it (IMHO).


A. Hebert


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