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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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oops - my bad...
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posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 02:51 AM
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Is it a leap for the aviation world or just an evolution of stealth design ? If its a new design may be it can serve for ISR, strike or transport or may be 6th gen fighter.
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posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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I believe this was in Ultra High Altitude Sector Dalhart 98 (+ 350 angels).
It then transitioned to Blackrock 58, but I could be wrong


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posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 01:28 AM
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Can you estimate the altitude with this sector and the contrail?



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 05:55 AM
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Contrails only form in a certain window, so above 32,000 and below 40,000 or so.



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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If so the mysterious plane must be big like a 737 because at 32000 feet its not easy to see the shape of the plane like this is on the Picture of Dean Muskett. For the pilots who have the chance to work with a machine like that, they must feeling like Star Wars pilots

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posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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darksidius
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If so the mysterious plane must be big like a 737 because at 32000 feet its not easy to see the shape of the plane like this is on the Picture of Dean Muskett. For the pilots who have the chance to work with a machine like that, they must feeling like Star Wars pilots

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Sorry completely unrelated to the thread but you said about the pilots feeling like they are in Star Wars. I've been watching this thread and I couldn't help think the other day, what lucky pilots they are. How good would it feel that you a flying in a top secret aircraft with all this fancy new technology .. Lucky gits

I kick myself now because I had a chance to join the RAF as a pilot when I was younger and I ruined the opportunity as all I cared about was going out drinking and enjoying myself. One of the greatest regrets of my life



posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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If you have a big enough lens you can, I used to be able to pull the rego numbers of flights going over with a 300mm lens.



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 12:12 PM
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Ok, so with no reference and with a zoom its possible that the aircraft can have the size of a fighter



posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 05:29 PM
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I'm leaning towards it being bigger than a fighter but without a reference it's hard to tell. If you find out what size lens he was using then you could make a better guess but even then it depends on what altitude.



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 03:34 PM
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This definitely wasn't this articles first rodeo. It's flown in daylight several other times before. It was just by chance, that it was spotted.

We'll have more details in the coming weeks.

It's a gorgeous bird.



posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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Impatient to see new détails about this triangle plane.

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posted on Apr, 6 2014 @ 08:04 PM
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You have a few more months at least from what I hear.



posted on Apr, 7 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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Months not years cool



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 04:04 AM
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One website has posted a possible configuration.

Texas Triforce Jet

The author suggests there are projections in the back that mask IR emissions that are rotated for thrust vectoring and thrust reversers, which could be used for better maneuverability and short landings. The two colors are used to show the angles and lines.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 09:40 AM
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Interesting but in the texas picture the rear of the craft look more like a star and not straight, like the drawing craft.

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posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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Well a bit of an update or a slightly interesting tangent to this story:

deepbluehorizon.blogspot.com...

We will see if Mr. Douglass can get a picture of this jet before it is officially released if he knows where it is based.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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Even if he figures out the base, they're not going to get pics of them there, until the AF is ready for them.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 03:08 PM
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I wouldn't think so either unless he can take photos at night.

I didn't think you could get too close to "that/those" areas anyway to get decent shots with any detail.



posted on Apr, 9 2014 @ 04:59 PM
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Thanks for your query. For this and any future queries regarding this issue, as a matter of operational security, we will not discuss flight schedules and flight paths.


Goodness gracious me. Your teddy and pacifier are going to get rather dusty if you keep throwing them out of the pram.

If I were a USA based aviation watcher, I would keep an ear to the ground regarding 'brown outs' at bases where strategic recon airframes launch / recover from / to.



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