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Re: Phoenix Lights - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 13:59:32 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 13:58:46 -0500
Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights - Ledger

>From: Jim Kelly <Azredant.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 12:40:49 EST
>Subject: Re: Phoenix Lights

>>From: Mike Fortson <satmike.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 10:24:22 -0700
>>Subject: Phoenix Lights

>>About the altitude of the A10, LUU2 flare drop.

>>What I feel some fail to think about is if the flares were
>>dropped at 12,000 altitude, what would the ignition altitude be?
>>The flares don't light up as soon as they drop. SOP procedure
>>would be a 6,000 foot drop, 3,000 ignition, and 500 extinguish.
>>So even if the flares were to be dropped at 16,000 - as I think
>>Dr Maccabee stated - the ignition altitude would be much, much
>>lower. And only those on mountainside homes viewed these lights

>>As an 8:30 p.m. MST., witness to the massive V-shaped craft, I
>>must congratulate the media and the military for a very
>>successful diversion. Nearly all the attention of the profoundly
>>wonderful night on March 13, 1997, has been on those 5-10pm

>It all depends on who you talk to about this. I heard that the
>flares were dropped between 17,000 and 20,000 feet. Can anyone
>confirm this? Bruce? Tom?

>As for the diversion theory, why would the military wait 90
>minutes after the giant triangular craft was buzzing around
>Phoenix to come up with using the Maryland National Guard as a
>diversion? It would have made more sense to send them up right
>after the 8:30 event then waiting until 10:00 PM. Remember, the
>MNG was already here because they had re-fueled in Phoenix that

I think the whole point is being missed here. Why were flares
being "ignited" at 12 thousand to 15,000 feet? Remember I said
ignited-not dropped. Because of the A-10's mission capabilities
it doesn't make sense. Don't forget the "flares" are preset on
the ground before the mission.

Note from Manufacturer: The mechanical timer is a three-gear
timer, powered by a torsional mainspring. A phosphorescent
plastic decal with calibrated markings from 250 to 11,000 feet
of fall is located on the face of the timer cover. A white,
plastic, dial timer knob is used to set the desired drop
distance. Settings of 150,500, and 1,000 to 11,000 feet can be
selected. A safe setting is also provided.

Re the FOIA, it is unreliable information to my mind. And as for
Information Officer's statement-she was likely an uniformed
mouthpiece with no real knowledge of the event.

Don Ledger

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