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Offline Bruce A. Smith

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2021, 07:56:48 PM »
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(Sorry about the joke above, couldn't resist. Hopefully someone got a chuckle out of it.)


... um, Mr. Dude, I didn't get the joke. Please explain. T'anx.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2021, 11:19:06 AM »
Should airline pilots be concerned about UFO's....interesting article. must be one of them there new smart flares...

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2021, 03:11:49 PM »
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Should airline pilots be concerned about UFO's....interesting article. must be one of them there new smart flares...

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Don't get your hopes up about little green men from Mars flying UFOs in the Earth's atmosphere.  Little green men from Mars don't exist in the first place.  And there is no such thing as flying saucers either.

Bill Nye's explanation is the correct one.  Remember that Nye was an aeronautical engineer working for Boeing in his earlier life. 

Aircraft flying above 60,000 feet are all VFR and do not have to report to any air traffic control facility.  Such high flying aircraft will not be squawking anything that the air traffic control people can decipher.  However, they will be in constant contact with "home base", whatever and wherever that may be.  They will be using enciphered data links, satellites, etc., etc..

Douglass is a long time observer of what goes on visually and electronically in the skies of western Texas.  His photographs have frequently appeared in Aviation Week and revealed new designs including, a couple of years ago, what may be the new B-21 flying wing.

Aviation Week has also published pictures in the last few years of the unique contrails of an aircraft that is referred to as the "Pulser".  But the people who took those pictures did not see or hear the actual aircraft.  The term "pulse" refers to a pulse detonation engine.  Lockheed has publicly stated that they were working on such an engine that could be used from takeoff to the hypersonic flight regime.  If such an engine is successfully developed, and the project appears to be ongoing, then that would be a giant jump in high speed engine technology.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2021, 03:40:07 PM »
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Should airline pilots be concerned about UFO's....interesting article. must be one of them there new smart flares...

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Don't get your hopes up about little green men from Mars flying UFOs in the Earth's atmosphere.  Little green men from Mars don't exist in the first place.  And there is no such thing as flying saucers either.

Bill Nye's explanation is the correct one.  Remember that Nye was an aeronautical engineer working for Boeing in his earlier life. 

Aircraft flying above 60,000 feet are all VFR and do not have to report to any air traffic control facility.  Such high flying aircraft will not be squawking anything that the air traffic control people can decipher.  However, they will be in constant contact with "home base", whatever and wherever that may be.  They will be using enciphered data links, satellites, etc., etc..

Douglass is a long time observer of what goes on visually and electronically in the skies of western Texas.  His photographs have frequently appeared in Aviation Week and revealed new designs including, a couple of years ago, what may be the new B-21 flying wing.

Aviation Week has also published pictures in the last few years of the unique contrails of an aircraft that is referred to as the "Pulser".  But the people who took those pictures did not see or hear the actual aircraft.  The term "pulse" refers to a pulse detonation engine.  Lockheed has publicly stated that they were working on such an engine that could be used from takeoff to the hypersonic flight regime.  If such an engine is successfully developed, and the project appears to be ongoing, then that would be a giant jump in high speed engine technology.

Ah yes. The technology that the Angels use.  Hard to know since we are inferior beings. Angelology: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   

Cooper may have know how angels fly. Cooper may have been an Angel - he vanished in thin air didn't he! 
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2021, 03:53:35 PM »
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Should airline pilots be concerned about UFO's....interesting article. must be one of them there new smart flares...

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Don't get your hopes up about little green men from Mars flying UFOs in the Earth's atmosphere.  Little green men from Mars don't exist in the first place.  And there is no such thing as flying saucers either.

Bill Nye's explanation is the correct one.  Remember that Nye was an aeronautical engineer working for Boeing in his earlier life. 

Aircraft flying above 60,000 feet are all VFR and do not have to report to any air traffic control facility.  Such high flying aircraft will not be squawking anything that the air traffic control people can decipher.  However, they will be in constant contact with "home base", whatever and wherever that may be.  They will be using enciphered data links, satellites, etc., etc..

Douglass is a long time observer of what goes on visually and electronically in the skies of western Texas.  His photographs have frequently appeared in Aviation Week and revealed new designs including, a couple of years ago, what may be the new B-21 flying wing.

Aviation Week has also published pictures in the last few years of the unique contrails of an aircraft that is referred to as the "Pulser".  But the people who took those pictures did not see or hear the actual aircraft.  The term "pulse" refers to a pulse detonation engine.  Lockheed has publicly stated that they were working on such an engine that could be used from takeoff to the hypersonic flight regime.  If such an engine is successfully developed, and the project appears to be ongoing, then that would be a giant jump in high speed engine technology.

Ah yes. The technology that the Angels use.  Hard to know since we are inferior beings. Angelology: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   

Cooper may have know how angels fly. Cooper may have been an Angel - he vanished in thin air didn't he!

None of the three colleges that I have degrees from, or the other 8 or 10 that I have taken courses at, offered a course on the aerodynamics of angels.  However, I have taken enough courses that included lectures on gravity that I sincerely doubt if Cooper disappeared "in thin air".  I'll bet that gravity returned him to sea level where the air is about as thick as it gets.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2021, 04:33:00 PM »
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2021, 04:56:27 PM »
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Chaucer, is that a photograph of you? :)
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2021, 05:01:47 PM »
Do not pollute this thread with soft bear porn.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2021, 05:16:16 PM »
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Chaucer, is that a photograph of you? :)
Metaphorically? Yes.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2021, 05:20:08 PM »
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(Sorry about the joke above, couldn't resist. Hopefully someone got a chuckle out of it.)


... um, Mr. Dude, I didn't get the joke. Please explain. T'anx.

Dancing bears, Jerry, Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead dancing bears...

C'mon, Bruce, I believe you're from that era and you're somewhat mystical, I figured you'd get that joke if anyone would. Oh, well, my apologies to everyone.

As for Chaucer's post, I don't think that's the bear anyone had in mind.

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Eric, did you and your daughter make your jumps yet?

Yes we did jump on February 1st--my 55th birthday. We jumped from 13K feet. It was totally badass. I wasn't nervous at all. That said, the "swallow hard" moment was when they opened the door at 13K and suddenly you could hear and feel the rush of the cold air. It was at this moment when I thought, "Shit just got real."

The free fall was the best part--I could literally feel the temperature rising as we fell.

My daughter, who is 20, was a champ. No misgivings, just jumped. In fact, we're both going to jump on her birthday this July when we're in New England.

Cool, I'm glad you guys had fun. By all means, post the videos!

As one of my early mentors used to say, "If you ain't scared, you don't fully understand the situation." Ha!
 
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2021, 05:29:12 PM »
She had her jump filmed. I did not film my jump.

That said, we jumped at the same time so I'm in part of her video before we jump and then in the background under a blue canopy. The video is viewable at the following link:

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2021, 05:33:46 PM »
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She had her jump filmed. I did not film my jump.

That said, we jumped at the same time so I'm in part of her video before we jump and then in the background under a blue canopy. The video is viewable at the following link:

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You should plan a jump in November at CooperCon.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2021, 05:37:52 PM »
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She had her jump filmed. I did not film my jump.

That said, we jumped at the same time so I'm in part of her video before we jump and then in the background under a blue canopy. The video is viewable at the following link:

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You should plan a jump in November at CooperCon.

That's actually a pretty cool idea. I'm sure 377 would jump too.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2021, 06:47:26 PM »
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She had her jump filmed. I did not film my jump.

That said, we jumped at the same time so I'm in part of her video before we jump and then in the background under a blue canopy. The video is viewable at the following link:

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You should plan a jump in November at CooperCon.

That's actually a pretty cool idea. I'm sure 377 would jump too.
You have to do it at night wearing only a business suit and loafers with $200,000 tied to your torso though or it doesn’t count.  :rofl:
 
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2021, 10:41:53 PM »
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She had her jump filmed. I did not film my jump.

That said, we jumped at the same time so I'm in part of her video before we jump and then in the background under a blue canopy. The video is viewable at the following link:

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Where is Skydive Phoenix located?  Is it near Maricopa?  I have spent several hundred hours flying in the Maricopa area and some of the mountains looked familiar, but I don't recognize the airport that Skydive Phoenix was located at.  It looks relatively new.