Tag Archives: Aviation

Perpetual Ocean — NASA Video of Ocean Currents

New drone has no pilot anywhere, so who’s accountable?

The X-47B is an experimental jet — that’s what the X stands for — and is designed to demonstrate new technology, such as automated takeoffs, landings and refueling. The drone also has a fully capable weapons bay with a payload capacity of 4,500 pounds, but the Navy said it has no plans to arm it.

Yeah. Right.

A UFO Encounter

When I was in my late teens, I saw what I could easily have believed was a UFO full of people, were I inclined to be that sort of gullible.  I was driving on a street near the West Palm Beach airport, and glanced up and to my left to see a cylindrical object with lighted windows and people flash by silently.  I “knew” it couldn’t be an airplane, because the runway ran in the wrong orientation for it to have been that low at that point.  A UFO checking out the airport?  No.  A different runway that I didn’t know existed, and probably an airplane with the engines throttled back that I couldn’t hear because the windows were up.

If I had chosen to, I could have convinced myself that there was no explanation except a UFO.  Instead, as is most likely always the case with such things, there was simply an explanation that I lacked the information to appreciate.
Lack of information proves nothing — except lack of information.