South?? It appears there's an error in the transcript I posted ...
OK, got it. I'll rework my maps. Mooy says:
We have Pirouzi supposedly claiming (as noted in previous posts, there are no records, recordings or transcripts of interviews with Priouzi. All of his quotes are from a number of rather sensationalized unpublished National Inquirer stories in the Pratt file):
So, he first sees the object here:
I can only put one measurement at a time on Google maps it would seem. Starting at the airport, Mooy's 40 NM is 46 ground miles and 46 miles North of Tehran would be here near the town of Manjir. Obviously if the 40 NM is from the city limits it would be even further out:
Priouzi is supposed to be looking North East, so maybe here towards the town of Kalaa:
And if he's looking further East, 46miles would be between Polor and Ask, or thereabouts:
So, the first intercept could have been sent anywhere on this arch more or less:
Kalaa is in the middle and is to the North East so let's use that. Bear in mind that in the Checkely article Priouzi says after seeing the object 5 miles from his tower it moves north a few miles further:
So, why if the craft is a 5-10 miles from the tower and over the Tehran, did they scramble a jet to an area 46 miles from town?
If we go with Mooy's assertions that the first jet went out to the 46 mile point and then after having comm trouble returned to base, we have something like this:
This also contradicts both versions of Priouzi's claims that the jet arrived over the Tehran, not 46 miles away:
I suppose we could try to merge the various versions. As noted in the previous thread, the Freelancer version of the story has Pirouzi vectoring the jet to "10:00":
The problem is we have no idea who's 10:00 or what Pirouzi or the pilots 12:00 was, so which direction is 10:00? IF Pirouzi is looking northeast as the jet gets to Tehran and Mooy has the jet ending up 46 miles to the northeast, then one could speculate that the pilots 10:00 was to the northeast. That would mean he could have approached Tehran heading due east, then was vectored to his 10:00 to the northeast.
He ended up ~46 miles out of town, then depending on the version of the story:
: the pilot gets to ~25nm of the UFO and experiences electrical failures and returns to base.
Freelancers' version of Priouzi interview
: The pilot closes to ~15 miles of the UFO and then has electrical failures, but then the failures are corrected and he starts a Mach 2 chase heading due east to the Afghan boarder. Unable to chatch it, he returns to Tehran where the UFO has now reappeared and he is ordered to shoot it down over the city, his electronics again fail when he attempts this, and low on fuel he returns to base.
Checkely's version of Priouzi interview
: The pilot chases the UFO at Mach 2 towards the Afghan border then returns to Tehran where the UFO has reappered and has multiple electronic failures when close to the UFO. I'll note at this point Priouzi has the UFO at 20 miles from his tower, so not that far from where it started.
Maybe something like this then:
He left Hamadan and came into Tehran from the west heading due east. He is vectored to the northeast, then at some point heads due east towards the Afghan border. He then gives up the chase and returns to Tehran were he encounters it again and may or may not have ordered to shoot it down. He has 1 or multiple electronics issues somewhere along this route and running low of fuel, returns to base.
I think it's safe to say, no one really seems to know where the first jet actually went. The only agreement is that it left Hamadan and went near Tehran before returning to base. But, regardless, these various possible flight plans all involve a lot of flying from west to east. Saying that Jupiter is in the east and the jet was flying north and could not have seen it doesn't seem to work out.
Are any of them seeing Jupiter? I don't know. We don't know where Yousefi looked and we're not sure where Priouzi was looking. The pilot chasing an object at Mach 2 and yet never catching up sounds a lot like other cases where a pilot was chasing celestial objects.
Of course, General Azarbarzin told reporter Cathcart that the jets never went near Afghanistan and that in fact the chase was in the west:
So, who do we believe?