It's the weather stupid

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Jul 26 16:59:41 MDT 1999


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At 01:57 PM 7/26/99 -0700, you wrote:
>
>If this were even remotely possible the lights would have to be so
>bright that the neighbors would have complained about the bright
>lights.  Also it seems to me it would be against FAA regs to have
>lights so bright they would blind a pilot.
>

It is worse then that. Light intensity decreases proportional to the
square of the distance. The plane was far enough away from the
landing strip that it would have required more lumens then have been
manufactured by all the lighting equipment companies since Thomas
Edison. Then again that might explain the NYC blackout. The power
required would have blacked out all of North America.

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