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Originally posted by FlySolo
reply to post by Flux8
A couple of problems with this is, we don't know if they're standing North of the airport or South of it.
Second, there is light that comes into play at the 1 min mark. This would be your landing lights and as you put it. Everything is relatively normal with the girls until this plane (coming in for a landing) goes straight up at the 3:40 mark.
Ten seconds later you can definitively tell a heightened increase of excitement and fear in her voice. This is where the cussing comes in. And rightfully so, this plane coming in for a landing has suddenly veered off course and headed straight up in the air.
Well, if we accept their claim of shooting this in Oroville and we can tell that they are video taping in a southwards position. It only makes sense that they are looking in the direction of the airport.
Originally posted by Flux8
reply to post by Kali74
Roger that. I wish it were close to bedtime here, too.
I took a look at the longest hangtime any one of those lights were in the sky. At 10:02 in the video that main central light hangs the longest for about 4.25 minutes. As it does so it slowly descends to the horizon and disappears. During this time two other lights come on scene. The second one begins accelerating to the right, and as it does so it gets dimmer and begins to blink (red methinks, as an indicator light on the wingtip).
Now, consider that light with the longest hangtime, (4.25 minutes) and then consider the airspeed of an airplane (Cessna would be my guess) on landing approach which is around 65 to 80 knots depending on conditions, (about 75 to 92mph). Taking an average of 83.5mph it travelled 83.5mph /60min x 4.25 min = 5.9 miles... Well within flight range and characteristics of a landing cessna. Makes sense, too... Here's why.
Google earth Oroville CA and look up the municipal airport. Notice it's location? Just south of Oroville. Notice that the lights they were recording were just about to the south, judging by the setting sun? Most likely they are Cessnas practicing their landing... Less traffic at night and a good time to practice touch and goes. Most municipal airports have pilot schools, and I'd imagine Oroville would be no different.edit on 20-2-2012 by Flux8 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by shell310
I think the video is very interesting but why can't anyone ever hold a camera still while taping anything they think is important???Uhhgg, so confusing to be able to see what it really is with jiggling and in and out focusing constantly. Could very well be a UFO but hard to tell without a steady hand.
Originally posted by elouina
Ok I found the video very interesting also. Now I could be wrong, but it seems that the lights were all going down, and none went up. As much as I want to believe this is an alien UFO, I can't help but think lanterns.
Originally posted by FlySolo
Again, you're assuming the AP isn't behind them. Oroville is a big place.
Way too much hang time for planes to be taking off.There is at least a full minute or two prior to ascending .
Besides, I don't get how you can say they're taking off when your conjecture in the first place is they're landing.
Please indicate prior to the 1 minute mark where that plane is seen leaving the runway.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
reply to post by RightWingAvenger
I can tell that you have never been to Oroville. Your statement comes from ignorance.
I lived for 10 years in that area, and attended Butte College in Oroville. It is a town like any other. Strange lights in the sky are the same no matter where on the globe they are filmed.
Originally posted by dayve
I see lights like these pretty often i always thought they where helicopters cause they do move, but they dont blink either so idk.. I live about 20 miles from oroville glad you found this cause now when i see these kind of lights i still get to guess what it is.. (Until someone proves its a airplane) Wish i had a video of the lights we saw here a month ago, started off with 2 just like that and out of nowhere came a few more. ... They could have something to do with beales air force base..edit on 20-2-2012 by dayve because: yep