[meteorite-list] ED fix
From: James Beauchamp <falcon99_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 21:19:21 -0500
The pilot of the F-18 really wasn't concerned about you, the little specks on the ground. Worse case, he was doing his (or her) normal training route, saw some people and decided to give you a small air show out of fun. You got a cool treat from an aviator, not a scare tactic. They have enough on their plate monitoring the aircraft systems and staying on schedule. Posse commitatus is still strongly enforced.
A lot of you are freaking out over non-existent boogeymen. What you should be asking yourselves is what really led to the BLM policy. As a lurker on this list for a couple of years, I've noticed a few of you, through your arrogance and willingness to disregard existing laws and regulations, probably contributed directly to the change. Those of us trying to take the high road have to suffer.
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On Jul 4, 2013, at 19:21, Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com> wrote:
> One more thing of interest.
> Our group consisting of my wife, Zann von Hupe, Dr. Ted Bumch and myself were literately in the middle of nowhere here in Nevada on a mountain side and were buzzed by an F-18 jet. The pilot turned the jet sideways, matched our altitude and hit his afterburners just to let us know that he knew we were there. He flew so close to us that we could see his helmet and face-shield as he turned his head to get a better look at us.
> My question is; what device gave up our position?
> No, we were not doing anything wrong and Dr. bunch was extremely angry about being buzzed so close because it startled all us and we could have lost our footing on the steep slopes.
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Received on Thu 04 Jul 2013 10:19:21 PM PDT