the people in Sonora Mexico that saw *something* could not have seen flares over Phoenix and here's why.
The A-10 with its LUU2 dispenser will drop the flare at 6,000 feet altitude.
the ignition starts at 3,000 feet and extinguishing at 500 feet.
The closest point in Sonora to Phoenix is too far away to see something at 3,000 feet of altitude
Also, there is the matter of mountains in Sonora and Arizona that are inconveniently in the way.
what a shame, huh?
I have not done the math to Nevada yet, it is getting to be pointless. But I might.
We'll see where this one ends up with the critical thinkers [cough] here
EDIT - furghetaboudit.
At about 18:55 PST (19:55 MST), a man reported seeing a V-shaped object above Henderson, Nevada. (wiki)
Henderson is about 250 miles away from phoenix. WAY to far to see anything at 3,000 feet altitude over Phoenix.
ta ta, critical thinkers.
Edited by Earl.Of.Trumps, 25 October 2012 - 09:38 PM.