reply to post by BASSPLYR
Here's the thing with your it's normal air traffic theory. I work in aviation, and have done so for 13 years. I live in San Diego, and I also see tons
of night time air traffic moving in to SD International.
The helo flies towards the light. Yes there might be a perspective issue (distance) but you can't discount how the helo flies right toward the light,
even climbing in altitude - then circles right around it. Had the helo been "near" the object, I'd buy into the theory that it was a perspective issue
and co-incidence - maybe.
Also, those lights are pretty much stationary for the entire length of the video, which is approx. 4 minutes. Approach speed for a 747 is roughly 170
miles per hour - If it were an aircraft on approach to LAX it would have traveled about 11 miles - which would have clearly been visible in the
If it were taking off - it would have been travelling much faster, and thus would have exhibited even more movement.
Furthermore, three lights are visible - and none of them have the distinctive FAA required wing and tail lights (red and green) that should be visible
- especially if it's landing lights are on (which is the only explanation of why an aircraft would be bright white in the night sky).
All of these points lead me to plead with the community to give this footage more critical analysis.
Looking at Google Maps, and using Koreatown as a reference point, it's approximately 20 miles from K-town to LAX. Given that the Aircraft doesn't have
to take roads, the distance would be much shorter. I wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that if we see something in the sky for 4 minutes that should
be travelling at roughly 170 miles an hour that if it were on approach, it would have landed - or have been very close.
Highlands is north of Koreatown, so the observers were looking due south/southeast if they are correct in assuming the objects were over Koreatown.
If that is correct, then it WOULD BE in the general flight path of LAX.
edit on 10-7-2012 by zeeon because: (no reason given)