From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 14:01:12 -0300 Archived: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 13:17:56 -0400 Subject: Re: Greer's C-Seti In Rio Rico >From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 21:16:24 +0000 >Subject: Greer's C-Seti In Rio Rico <snip> >I was out on my patio each night between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 >a.m.. Watching the skies. I had a clear view under the cloud >cover all the way to Rio Rico about 20 miles as the crow flies. >This is the desert, which means one can see for miles over the >tops of low brush. > >Friday night, around 11:05 p.m., a very noisy aircraft with four >red running lights flew over using Highway 19 as a flight path - >north to south direction. The only usual thing I noticed was >that the running lights were not rotating - i.e., flashing. >There was one red light on each wing, a red light on the tail >and a red light on the nose. They were flying under the cloud >cover. Later that night it rained. Well, Greer is certainly no help to the study of this phenomenon, but more of a major embarrassement. These red lights, as you have described, are non-standard (ICAO) navigation lights. Even if military, they have to display the proper lighting configuration while in civilian airspace. ICAO standard light is, red-left, green-right, white to the rear. Each light must display 120 degrees (covering the full 360). They don't have to strobe or flash - that is done to heighten the aircraft's visibiliy. Red lights on the bottom must strobe and are required for night flying or Instrument Flight Rules. This configuration allows the pilot in a closing aircraft to determine his or her orientation to the aircraft approached. It is obvious then why standard lighting must prevail. The only thing I can think of that close to the border is one of the 2 UAVs the Arizona State government purchased for border control. But displaying four red lights is still illegal and dangerous. Rio Rico is about 9 miles North of the border so I suspect you are located anywhere around that perimeter that allows you to be 20-miles from the city without being in Mexico. You didn't say what direction Rio Rico was from your position. Rio Rico is sandwiched between the Fuzzy MOA ~ 9 miles to the West and R-2303B ~12 miles to the East. 39 miles due East of Rio Rico in R-2312 (a 4 mile restricted circle a few miles South of Serria Vista) there is a warning for an unmarked (no lights) tethered observation balloon at 15,000 feet MSL; no doubt for border patrol purposes. Don Ledger 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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