This is what I think The Phoenix incident was all about. It was even tossed out as a possibility on a UFO Hunters episode on The Phoenix Lights.
Testing a new toy in a real life situation.
Plus every time I think about what it was I see this thing in my mind's eye.
Type of Craft: Rigid Airship (Stealth)
Shape: Delta Wing
Propulsion: "Air" (Helium)
Top Speed: 550 MPH (Subsonic)*
* This was increased significantly when I double checked the timeline 45 minutes ago. That will contradict a previous post.
I see It handling like a flying wing. Trailing edge control surfaces (flaps/rudder) and ailerons. With a rigid light carbon airframe, neutral
buoyancy, and aerodynamic flight characteristics of a jet powered flying wing I see it comparing almost to B2 in performance.
Henderson: 18:55 - PST
Prescott Valley 19:17
That's about how long a 737 flight takes.
The propulsion system was decribed by eyewitnesses as sounding like rushing air.
As the picture displays I really think it may be that simple. An vessel inside the vessel (located in the center) with compressed pressure levels.
There would need to be plenty of calculations of compressed weight vs buoyancy (to keep it neutral) and you'd need transfer ability back into the main
ballast area if needed.
Perhaps a simple valve/chamber similar to a jet, only conceptually like letting air out of a balloon (or helium out of the tank). How much thrust can
be achieved by helium release alone may be comparable to passager jets with Turbofan engines, especially if what it's propelling carries no resting
Given how ghostly it could be this could be a deadly stealth aircraft that flies below 1000 feet and does about anything from; reconnaissance; to
payload delivery, to screwing with thousands of people's heads.
This isn't as cool as ion propulsion (different type of wind propulsion) or an electromagnetic centrifuge but still a very simple and possibly
But I know next nothing about jet or air propulsion and aeronautical engineering so it could also be BS. What i suggest may be well out of the range
of airship tedchnology and I just made myself look ignorant.
But I cant see anything ruling it out so long as its aerodynamic as a B2, large enough for neutral buoyancy, and has significant enough propulsion.
Anyway, take from that what you will.
edit on 8-8-2020 by Degradation33 because: (no reason given)