continuation of previous post--
Studies from the National Meteorological Service for the central region and at 1,000 meters established the following measurements.-- At 00 hrs. winds
at 22 knots due northeast [330 degrees] the next reading at 12hrs. was practicaly similar.
>25 knots and 330 degrees in other words at that level some ten thousand meters any balloon would have been dragged imediately to lifting regions at
almost 50 km. per hr. Obviously the object sighted from Madrid at 1030 hrs. would have great difficulty in displacing to Barcelona. The wind we must
rememberwas from the northeast. Neither the second object --" the punctured balloon" had an opportunity to situate itself over the capitol of Spain.
The currents at 3000 feet were blowing to the south (1900).
In consequence that morning May 15,1968 that we know of two UFO's moved around --forgive me -- two stratospheric balloons. In plain sight these
meteorological parameters are within reach to whomever solicits them. Then how should we judge the celebrated considerations of MOA [military
The behavior (velocity & trajectory says an official note) as the witness observations are induced or led to believe that they were stratospheric
balloons.LOL-- One of the two ,either the military people who wrote this informative are incompetant - which I really doubt - or they pretend that
public opinion does comunion on the wheels of windmills (being made fools of).
Even though the meteorological information in itself is suficiantely clear in demolishing all the ridiculous tendencies and conclusions of the
inteligence section inmy spirit there was a floating doubt -- What if the MOA were right? Before taking the last part of said consideration seriously,
there was supplied concrete data most assuredly from the Globe Launching Center in the French locality of Air-Sur-L'Adur -- this had a very important
and specific weight.
A document that invalidates the "considerations" of the Operative Air Control (MOA). It comes from the files of the CNES, in the French locality of
Aire-Sur-L'Adour. It is about the trajectory made by the " Flight 51 ", the stratospheric balloon sent on May 14, 1968 at 16.21 hours (Z). After
reaching the established ceiling -34.000 meters- , it flies towards the Northwest. At 07.20 h. The separation is carried out at approximately 15
kilometers of the coast. The instrument set descends in parachute to the south of the city of Dax.
Well, consulted the files of the CNES, Pierre Faucon put in my malevolent hands the following and determinant information:
Flight number 51 of the 14.05.68. Liezi: Aire-s / Adour
BENEFICIARY: Mister ACKERMAN-I.A.S . Bruxelles
BALLOON USED: 25 P 5, 57000 m3
PROGRAM: Ionosphèriques studies
WEIGHT OF EXPERIENCE: 9 kg. 500
COMPLETE WEIGHT TAKES AWAY. 31 kg. 250
HOUR OF DEPARTURE. 16 h 21
LENGTH OF RISE: 01 h 50
CEILING: 34000 metres
LENGTH OF THE CEILING: 13 h 09
SEPARATION at 07 h 20
OBSERVATIONS: Good flight
AIRE-S / ADOUR, on May 31st, 68 2
3rd In the sixth and last sheet of paper of the file regarding this flight, Pierre Faucon went to show me a "detail" that was ruined definitively
the thesis defended by the Spanish military:
Table of monitoring of the Flight 51
Monitoring Flight 51
Tables of monitoring -by radar and telemetry- of the "Flight 51", facilitated to J.J. Benítez by Pierre Faucon, leader of the Stratospheric Globes
Launch Center of Aire-Sur-L'Adour, in The Landas (France). From the 07,20 hours (Z) - moment of the "separation" (Squidbage) -, it can be seen how
the instrument set, equipped with a parachute, descends to level. To the 08:23 hours the last "radar contact" is registered with "ASA" (Aire Sur
Adour). The course was 266 degrees, the distance -in straight line- to the Launch Center of 69 kilometers and the altitude of 6,000 feet (some 2,000
meters). Eight minutes later (08:31 h.), the communication is lost. At 08:47 the operation ends. Consequently, if the French globe stops existing as
such at 09:47 (local time) -probably long before-, how could it appear over Catalonia at 11 o'clock and over Madrid at 11:30 hours?
"The stratospheric globe, launched at 16,21 o'clock h. of May 14, 1968, fell in French territory. More precisely, in the proximity of Dax. To be
exact, five kilometers to the south of said city."
The question to the "sharp-sighted" of the MOA is elementary: If the French stratospheric globe finished its mission shortly after the 07,20 h. -at
more than three hundred kilometers of the region of Barcelona and five hundred of Madrid-, what was the object detected about 10 h. by the radar of
Paní in the mentioned Catalonian area? What was observed about 10,30 h. of that same morning of May 15, 1968 to the north of the capital of
As it is shown, everything but stratospheric globes.
In the dossier that is in my power -and that is at the disposal of the MOA- it can be seen how, through the monitoring by radar and telemetry, the
operators from CNES controlled in every moment the evolutions of that globe launched in the afternoon of May 14, 1968. And according to that
gathering of data, the famous "Flight 51" never abandoned French air space. We review the official documentation of the CNES:
After an hour and fifty minutes of ascent, our "friend", the stratospheric globe, reached its ceiling at 18,11 o'clock h. And it did it to little
more than thirty kilometers to the southeast of Aire-surl'Adour. From there, pushed by the winds, took course 280 degrees (western), keeping in the
predicted ceiling (34,000 meters) for thirteen hours and nine minutes. After the conclusion of the planned scientific experiences, the specialists
caused the called phase of “separation". And the instrument set that hung of the globe descended to Eart, helped by a parachute. This
"separation" -that constitutes the end of the experiment- took place first thing in the morning in the morning of the following day, 15 of May: to
the already cited 07,20 (Z) and eighteen kilometers to the northwest of Dax. (Not to confuse the points of fall of the globe and of the instrument
set. The map concocted by the CNES, that I include to avoid suspicions, does not leave place to the doubt: the globe in question did not cross the
Spanish border at any time.)
And what occurred with the globe, once consummate the "separation"?
The professional hucksters and deniers of the Ufology can use that "continued flying and finished being strained in Spain".
But no. For several reasons. According to the CNES experts, upon activating -by radio- the mechanism of separation of the instrument set, the
support (that is to say, the great globe) is rendered useless automatic and simultaneously. By means of an explosion or, what is more common, opening
the "hoses" that free the gas. And the globe -pulverized or deflated- falls to land. By reasons of security, thus is contemplated in the air
regulations, these gigantic globes could not be able to continue flying without control.
Reports of monitoring and boards of telemetry of the Flight 50
monitoring of flight 50
Synthesis of the development of the "Flight 50". As it can be appreciated in the "observations" was a matter of a "good flight". The globe and
the instrument set fell in French territory. The MOA returned to "to be mistaken".