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PHX Spotters:4/21/11 Orange Light E/B In Sky?  
User currently offlineyvphx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 260 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

At about 8:30pm I was sitting outside on the patio enjoying a nice cold beverage when I looked up and noticed what I thought was someone pulling a prank again by attaching a flare to a balloon and releasing it. However when it came closer to me, I noticed that not only was this "Orange light" going about 300+ knots, but it was at around 4,000 feet climbing fast and increasing in speed. It was able to easily pass under a CRJ in the pattern for landing on the 25's.

I know people may think I'm strange, weird or other, but I know what I saw. I didn't see any strobes or beacon. I can relate it closely to afterburners on an F-16 but with no sound.

I checked flightaware and nothing showed up. Could this have been a prank or some sort of plane that may have had something burning off as it was leaving PHX. Any information may help. I took a 5 second video but was very bad and grainy. In total, it screeched across the PHX sky in about 30 seconds and it was gone.

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User currently offlineCM767 From Panama, joined Dec 2004, 655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Bright Orange Lights Flying Over Southern England (by time2lyme Apr 23 2011 in Civil Aviation)

Could be a metheorite?, Seen one on fliht and was spectacuarl



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User currently offlinephatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1982 times:

Seems like these lights in the sky is a recurring problem for PHX:

Big one which made the press from 1997:

What were those lights in the Phoenix sky?
Source: CNN

2008 incident:

Mysterious lights in Phoenix sky 'a nonissue,' FAA says
Source: Phoenix Business Journal


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Ohhh!

Saw one over LHR last night. Interesting......


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5716 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Quoting yvphx (Thread starter):
I noticed that not only was this "Orange light" going about 300+ knots, but it was at around 4,000 feet
Quoting yvphx (Thread starter):
It was able to easily pass under a CRJ in the pattern for landing on the 25's.

Pattern altitude is 3-4000 feet for the 25s, so I don't know how a fast-mover could have passed easily under one, especially if it was climbing.


I'm going with a meteor, since there wasn't any wind last night.



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