Profile: Thomas Tilson

Personal background
Me be a 55 year old airline pilot living in Seattle (home of Paul Allen \\"Go Seahawks!! Go Tail Blazers!! Go EMP!!...go SCI FI Museum!! the idea...a man with REALLY cool toys and also the money behind the \\"Allen Telescope Array\\"..THANKS PAUL!!!!).

Grew up in (third gen) Juneau, Alaska (Where star viewing is an honor..not a right...:)....and attended the U of Alaska in Fairbanks.

Second gen seaplane (bush) pilot now Director of Flight Operations for Kenmore Air Harbor/Express the largest seaplane based airline in the world.

Love the outdoors (both flying in it and walking in it) and have been a science junky (ok...a BIG SCIENCE NERD!!!) my whole life.

Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
The math just does not allow for our little race to be the alone. We will know before my life is over that there is life and a lot of it in other places besides this little ball of water.

With the every new device being built (i.e. The Allen Array) and on the drawing boards (i.e. Overwhelmingly Large Telescope "OWL", the Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope "GSMT" and the Euro-50 to name just a few) we get closer to the day when the big problem is going to be what size type set does the New York Times plan on using to announce that "WE ARE NOT ALONE"

As far as there being visits to our world? I am not sure other then to say I have seen things as a 15000 thousand hour commercial pilot that just do not add up to a simple "swamp" gas kinda answer. Other then that its too hard to say WHY/WHO/WHERE at this point. Just seems to be a lot of events that cannot be explained away.

We will know. We will know soon. We will be surprised.

SETI is a good start. We need more and better funding for ideas like this that take our minds OUT of this place we call our home and turn our attention towards the other 99.99999999999999 percent of the universe.

LetS DO IT!!!
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