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Unidentified Aerial Phenomena : Eighty Years of Pilot Sightings

By Weinstein, Dominique, F.

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Title: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena : Eighty Years of Pilot Sightings  
Author: Weinstein, Dominique, F.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Military Science, UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects)
Collections: Authors Community, History
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Publisher: Catalog of Military, Airliner, and Private Pilots' Sightings from 1916 to 2000
Member Page: UnIdentified Flying Objects Awareness


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For over fifty years, both civilian and military pilots have seen Unidentified Aerial Phenomena 1 (UAP), also commonly called Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). This catalogue is a compilation of more than 1300+ such sightings, by military pilots, private pilots and airliners crews. These cases are special for several reasons. Training and experience make pilots and crews much more reliable witnesses than others. They are used to unusual meteorological phenomenons. They have the added advantage of being able to approach the phenomenon. Sometimes they can even overfly the object, observing it between themselves and the earth below. Military pilots are trained to estimate distances, shapes and speed of flying machines. Sometimes, pilots’ sightings are confirmed by radar detection, observers on the ground (control tower personnel, Ground Observer Corps, civilians,..) or other pilots in flight. In some cases electro-magnetic effects were noted (radios, radar, compasses, engines, ...). In a few rare cases the pilot or crew felt physical effects like heat, or blinding light. This catalog contains 1305 cases: 606 Military aircraft cases, 444 Airliners cases, 193 private light planes (19 multiple aircraft, 43 cases with no mention of type of aircraft). Among the 1305 cases, 702 are North American. A detailed study and a database of the 200 radar-cases in this catalog (about 15%) is currently under development at the French Space Agency (CNES) in France, as a SEPRA project led by Jean-Jacques Velasco. An initial evaluation of the most detailed radar-visual cases shows that the technical data indicated by radar (sizes, speeds, distances, maneuvers, locations) are quite close to those estimated by pilots. Another study of the 57 cases involving electro-magnetic effects on the aircraft (about 4%) of this catalog is under development with Dr Richard F. Haines for the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP) Dominique Weinstein Paris, February 3, 2001


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