“Not from this world”
– Top Gun-Pilot David Fravor
On December 16th, 2017, the New York Times and the Washington Post published reports on the Advanced Aerospace Identification Thread (AATIP) program.
With the release, two videos were also published each showing an object which was locked by the on-board targeting system.
One of the objects was spotted during a routine training mission of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton in early November 2004 off the coast of California. The target was acquired through the Radar of the USS Princeton.
The Operations Officer of the USS Princeton dispatched two F-18F Super Hornets, flying a routine combat exercise.
The object observed by the pilots and their weapons officers has been described as a Tic-Tac-like flying object: “A white tic tac, about the same size as a hornet, 40 feet long with no wings and no exhaust plume”.
After the pilots flipped the object around several times, they approached it and then, “it accelerates and it’s gone, faster than I’d ever seen anything in my life.”
Commander David Fravor already had 16 years of flying experience with over 3500 flying hours under his belt and was a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, or so called Top Gun!
What makes a Pilot better than any other witness for UAPs?
First you have to ask yourself these questions:
1. What objects are there that we know that can be in our airspace?
2. Who is best suited to judge what an object is?
In the sky you can see insects, birds, bats, helicopters, various types of aircraft, drones, meteorites, weather phenomena and wind-swept plant material.
Even astronomical objects, such as planets or the moon are repeatedly considered to be flying objects.
Curiously enough, most people often speak to astronomers when they see objects in the sky that they do not know.
What do astronomers observe? They observe the sky, but only very small parts of it and with a purposeful intention.
The focus of an astronomer lies on objects that are very far away and can only be observed with large telescopes.
Telescopes usually do not observe any flying objects in the near-earth airspace.
Astronomers’ experience of aviation and spaceflight is usually based only on theoretical experience. Neil deGrasse Tyson has recently shown this very impressively (from 2:30)
The distances between the stars often leave astronomers with profound impressions.
Entomologists and ornithologists are also watching the sky with a purposeful purpose in search of insects or birds. They can tell exactly how these animals move in the airspace.
Pilots, on the other hand must be able to assess all objects that are in the airspace. An object in the sky can quickly become a threat if an aircraft collides with it.
Therefore, it is enormously important to be able to assess very quickly and reliably what shape and flight behavior it is, his life and that of his crew may depend on the correctness of this assessment!
The greater the experience of the pilot, the safer and more accurate the brain can analyze the data.
A pilot knows how objects in the sky can move, as the experience of observation gives a very good idea of how physics of the sky works.
“It’s a real object, it exists and I saw it”, “This is revolutionary technology to be able to accelerate, go up and down”, “Think about the advances that would bring to mankind”
-Cmd David Fravor