posted on Oct, 16 2010 @ 02:13 PM
reply to post by KrypticCriminal
Agree with you 100%. I have debunked vids which were most likely just Chinese lanterns but there is no way this object/these objects can be placed in
that category. This sighting has such a range of variables that I frankly have no idea what it could be.
I'd be interested if any member with US pilot experience/training could cast some light on the regulations re performing group aerobatics at
. I would doubt that the authorities would take kindly to such things. In any case, why any decent pilots would want the additional risk of
performing close-formation dives and high-g pullouts at night for an upcoming daytime air show is beyond me. Besides which, while stunt planes like
(eg) the Extra 300 and similar and even the good old Pitts Special can do some stunning aerobatics, they are not built to hover. The only way to
"hover" one is to point it vertical and "hang" it on the prop, meaning the airscrew keeps the thing in the air with little change in altitude. You
need a very good plane to do this (and they're pretty loud as well). I have never seen planes do a group
hanging-on-the-prop "hover" at
night. Actualy I've nev er seen such a thing in daylight, but sure, they could do it. But even then it would only be for periods of a few seconds, in
good daylight and calm conditions. But group stunt work like this at night? No. I don't buy it.
If anyone wants to rebuke me by saying, "Okay, where's your credentials for offering this opinion?" I can only say that I don't have
"credentials", I'm just using what the good Lord gave me in terms of brains and common sense. But I've seen plenty of flying and known stunt
pilots and ex-military pilots (including family members) and I've never, ever seen or even heard
of anything like this in terms of stunt
flying at night. If any member has, please inform us.
event is something special. Just my humble opinion based on what I've witnessed in the past with aircraft, but to my mind there's no
way those were just stunt planes.
Oh -- S&F for the OP and ,many thanks. BTW, I've also saved the main vid.