posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 02:40 PM
Originally posted by jtma508
snafu... no intent to disparage ATC. I'm a pilot myself (GA) and have nothing but respect for ATC.
i have my private ticket as well.....only wish i had more time to use it (3 month old son). thanks for the vote of confidence.
My point was this: The only people involved in the incident and afterwards that off-handedly disregarded it as nothing significant were FAA
employees. Perhaps they got a call or there was a policy in-place. You seem to discount that from firest-hand knowledge. I defer.
as controllers, we tend to joke about ufos. a good many of us have had our own experiences, and are pretty sure that there is something out there
that hasnt been explained yet. for years there definitely was
a government practice of convincing both pilots and
controllers not to
report them (not through intimidation, but through a huge
pile of paperwork for each incident), and that is where alot of the casual attitude
comes from. but that day has long since past, and faa management simply doesnt care about them anymore.
However, if the pilots and mechanics I know said they saw something like this I could say with complete confidence that it wasn't some 'weather
i agree completely, and if you read my initial two posts on this thread, i say just that. i'm not discounting the expert opinion of pilots and
mechanics, i'm simply saying that i seriously doubt a coverup by faa management because i know from personal experience that they simply dont care