Re: Thunderstorms St Elmo's FIre

From: (Glen Dahlbacka)
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Date:         26 Jun 94 16:18:26 
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A Western Airlines pilot told me years ago about an incident where a
corona discharge formed a blue conical column in front of the plane,
and rooted on the nose cone.  Being experienced he immediately
took off his headset, but the co-pilot wasn't as quick and got quite an
earful when the discharge occured to disipate the corona build up.  Now,
was this guy pulling my leg, or have others experienced this phenomenon?