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Re: Hudson Valley UFOs

From: Bruce Hutchinson <bhutch.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 12:19:40 -0400
Archived: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 07:11:25 -0400
Subject: Re: Hudson Valley UFOs


>From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:47:03 -0400
>Subject: Re: Hudson Valley UFOs

>>From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:59:43 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Hudson Valley UFOs

>Interestingly, I witnessed an olive drab C-130 practicing what
>appeared to be simulated cargo drop drills on the highway that
>runs through my northern Ontario community. Very low level -
>hundred feet or so.

All this fuss about low flying miltary planes...

We have a Air National Guard base about 50 miles to the south,
and I work just north of the major commercial airport in our
region, right under the flight path of the main North-South
runway. Also, I work with a retired Air Force LtCol who flew
tankers for 20 years.

Two or three times a year, planes from the ANG base - mostly
tankers, and occasionally a cargo plane - come up to our airport
to practise landings and take-offs. According to the LtCol, this
is routine at all ANG bases as the pilots need to get experience
at all sorts of different runways.

One chacteristic of all these excercises is that the planes
after a take-off will keep a very low altitude (but certainly
higher than Eleanor's "100ft"!) and a very slow speed as they
circle around for another practice run. They are low enough to
read the tail numbers- perhaps 300-600ft.

All this makes for an unusual observation to one used to a
commerical jet rapidly moving out. But there is certainly
nothing sinister about this.


Bruce Hutchinson



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