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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2021, 10:48:36 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.

After posting the above, I accidentally found some related articles on the general subject that had been posted just today.  If you are interested, just Google SR-72, B-21, the new aircraft that was designed and flown in less than a year, and what P&W is doing to the SR-71 engine design to produce an engine that can do Mach 5+ compared to the Mach 3.2+ engine in the SR-71.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2021, 11:28:59 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.

Yes it's just outside of Maricopa. The runway was short and something between gravel and paved. Nice view from above.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2021, 05:01:26 AM »
My dear Chaucer... you have provided the best chuckle of the day. Thank you.
 
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2021, 04:26:16 PM »
Per discussions on another thread: I have put calls into all three flight attendants. My impression is that it will be difficult to get any of them to CooperCon. That said, we will see.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2021, 12:08:34 PM »
I have a very basic CooperCon 2021 site up now which will be dramatically updated in the summer. For now the current site will list those confirmed to be attending CC21. The site is at: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2021, 04:04:25 PM »
I just had a 70-minute phone call with Bill Rataczak. He will be attending CooperCon 2021 barring a health issue on the home front. He will also be speaking with Tina Mucklow today about her taking part, and expressed interest in reaching out to the rest of the crew.

This year's event will be huge!
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2021, 04:32:00 PM »
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I just had a 70-minute phone call with Bill Rataczak. He will be attending CooperCon 2021 barring a health issue on the home front. He will also be speaking with Tina Mucklow today about her taking part, and expressed interest in reaching out to the rest of the crew.

This year's event will be huge!

Great!!!!  This is getting to be very interesting. 

This is all the more reason for keeping the Big Foot and Flying Saucer people out of this.  They are on plenty of internet sites already.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2021, 05:06:17 PM »
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I just had a 70-minute phone call with Bill Rataczak. He will be attending CooperCon 2021 barring a health issue on the home front. He will also be speaking with Tina Mucklow today about her taking part, and expressed interest in reaching out to the rest of the crew.

This year's event will be huge!

Great!!!!  This is getting to be very interesting. 

This is all the more reason for keeping the Big Foot and Flying Saucer people out of this.  They are on plenty of internet sites already.

The bigfoot, UFO, legends of the PNW panel is staying in. The event is going to be very informative and a lot of fun all the way around.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2021, 05:34:22 PM »
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I just had a 70-minute phone call with Bill Rataczak. He will be attending CooperCon 2021 barring a health issue on the home front. He will also be speaking with Tina Mucklow today about her taking part, and expressed interest in reaching out to the rest of the crew.

This year's event will be huge!

Great!!!!  This is getting to be very interesting. 

This is all the more reason for keeping the Big Foot and Flying Saucer people out of this.  They are on plenty of internet sites already.

The bigfoot, UFO, legends of the PNW panel is staying in. The event is going to be very informative and a lot of fun all the way around.

Okay, but do be prepared to ask any member of the flight crew that attends some real and enlightening questions, such as you just reportedly asked Rataczak on the flight path thread here.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2021, 05:37:41 PM »
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I just had a 70-minute phone call with Bill Rataczak. He will be attending CooperCon 2021 barring a health issue on the home front. He will also be speaking with Tina Mucklow today about her taking part, and expressed interest in reaching out to the rest of the crew.

This year's event will be huge!

Great!!!!  This is getting to be very interesting. 

This is all the more reason for keeping the Big Foot and Flying Saucer people out of this.  They are on plenty of internet sites already.

The bigfoot, UFO, legends of the PNW panel is staying in. The event is going to be very informative and a lot of fun all the way around.

Okay, but do be prepared to ask any member of the flight crew that attends some real and enlightening questions, such as you just reportedly asked Rataczak on the flight path thread here.

Bill and I discussed the opportunity to establish an unvarnished historical record--likely the last opportunity. This will be LIVE. No opportunity for a producer somewhere to edit.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2021, 11:24:50 PM »
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I just had a 70-minute phone call with Bill Rataczak. He will be attending CooperCon 2021 barring a health issue on the home front. He will also be speaking with Tina Mucklow today about her taking part, and expressed interest in reaching out to the rest of the crew.

This year's event will be huge!

Great!!!!  This is getting to be very interesting. 

This is all the more reason for keeping the Big Foot and Flying Saucer people out of this.  They are on plenty of internet sites already.

The bigfoot, UFO, legends of the PNW panel is staying in. The event is going to be very informative and a lot of fun all the way around.

Okay, but do be prepared to ask any member of the flight crew that attends some real and enlightening questions, such as you just reportedly asked Rataczak on the flight path thread here.

Bill and I discussed the opportunity to establish an unvarnished historical record--likely the last opportunity. This will be LIVE. No opportunity for a producer somewhere to edit.

Great!  Be sure to document it in both video and transcript form if at all possible.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2021, 11:37:54 PM »
The entire thing is being video taped. I'll check into transcription.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2021, 11:58:24 PM »
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The entire thing is being video taped. I'll check into transcription.

Check your e-mail.
 
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2021, 12:06:55 AM »
CooperCon21 Line-up

Here's the latest at CooperCon21, as it currently stands, at the Mountain News:

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Rumor has it that Marla doesn't hate me anymore... I'm sure more surprises await us at the 50th!
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2021, 12:08:52 AM »
Wanna be part of the DB Cooper Chorus and perform "Singin' da DB Cooper Blues" at CooperCon?* Email me and I'll send y'all the lyrics.

* Or at the Victor 23 Tavern, or that Oyster Bar whose name I forget.