reply to post by firepilot
Wow, more chemtrail believers commenting on aviation and getting everything wrong, yet again.
Sigh. Yet another spoon-fed ATSer who jumps to conclusions that were never even hinted at. Where, exactly, firesomething, did I state that I had any
belief this was related to Chemtrails? I was commenting on the event itself, but I won't be so blind as to believe that chemtrails aren't possible.
I've seen zero hard evidence that there has been any chemical tampering with our air. Any rookie chemist can take samples of the air himself and
ascertain what's in it. I don't really think chemtrails are an issue, nor do I have the slightest interest. It was the event of the airplane that
took my interest. Stop jumping to conclusions; it does you no justice.
Look, I've been over the flight data. I've talked about this with someone I respect who has also told me I'm chasing ghosts. But that's what
separates us. I can see an event with my own eyes and read the report on what I saw and I know which view of it I trust.
I want you people to go back and read through your posts and mine and ask yourself, in the light of all the 'evidence' that you've provided, why am
I, a logical, sane person, still clinging on to it.
It's not because of a hope that there's something going on. It's for the hope that there isn't. Which one of you had the decency to ask me what
more I knew before hammering me into the pavement? I'm quite capable of reading the same flight data as you. I'm quite capable of pinpointing
coordinates, the same as you. But I'm also capable of making logical conclusions based on personal observation.
So, if we know that the WB57 isn't capable of the performance that I (and many other Houstonians) believe we saw, what alternatives are there?
Either I was misjudging the craft's speed (and Mach 2 to 3 versus 350 knots is a pretty staggering misjudgment for someone who lives between two of
the busiest airports in the US and just outside of an Air Force Base...), or the craft laying out the contrails I witnessed wasn't a WB57.
If I can look at the navdata, pinpoint when and where the plane was every minute it was in the air, wouldn't I be able to cross reference that with
what's up in the old brain pan and come to the same inevitable conclusion as you? But since I'm going on about it, then either what I saw based on
geographical location and intimate knowledge of the area I live in since birth was completely incorrect, or the navdata didn't match up with what I
(and other Houstonians) observed.
Compile that with the fact that NASA was flying this mission on probably the most sensitive date of the year as could pertain to aircraft flying in
ways counter to the norm, without so much as a public notification to a single local news outlet (It's true. The Houston Chronicle actually had to
call Ellington and NASA after being inundated with queries). You'd think common decency and common sense would have prevailed on such a simplistic
matter. Exhibit A
I will be the first to admit that it could all be in my imagination. That a combination of events, including the memories of the day, the oddity of
the strange patterns, and stress from normal every day life, could have contributed to an error in my judgement. Such things have happened before...
Not to me as far as I can remember, but would I really know if it had?
Still, I would be remiss if I just dismissed my concerns out of hand, would I not? What place in this world would I be taking if I just completely
dismissed it? I don't jump off the deep end without reason. Perhaps I've laid out my thoughts in the wrong way and been misunderstood, perhaps I
was understood clearly and dismissed as a loon. Whatever the case, I'm not here for your approval. I was hoping that someone here would walk me
through this and find something I didn't see. Such a person has attempted to help me and for that I am greatful.
I have been reading up on restricted airspace. I will concede that the skies over Houston aren't restricted. That was an error in that I didn't do
the research before I posted.
But Firepilot, the condescending tone and arrogance of your post boiled my blood, sir. Unless you were sitting on board that craft or witnessed it's
flight from the ground, you are in no position to dispute what *I* believe I saw. Get your facts together before you start running off at the jaw,
sir. I count six baseless, judgmental accusations in your double posts and this really isn't the place for it. Deny Ignorance. I was aware of most
of the information in your post before you posted. I was made aware by the previous posters in the thread. I appreciate you weighing in, though.
But I would appreciate it if you checked your attitude and judgement before doing so again.