Skip to comments.Here Are The Navy Pilot Reports From Encounters With Mysterious Aircraft Off The East Coast
Posted on 05/14/2020 11:15:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin
On June 27, 2013, an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia had an encounter with an "aircraft [that] was white in color and approximately the size and shape of a drone or missile" in the W-72 warning area. The jet's crew "visually acquired" it as they saw it "pass down the right side of their aircraft with approximately 200 feet of lateral separation" while flying at an altitude of 17,000 feet. It was climbing and had a visible exhaust trail.
Neither the Super Hornet nor NAS Oceana recorded a radar track of the object.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143), flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia, spotted an object in the W-72 warning zone via radar off its nose at around 12,000 feet and a speed of approximately 0.1 Mach on Nov. 18, 2013. "The aircraft had an approximately 5-foot wingspan and was colored white with no other distinguishable features," according to the pilot who was able to visually acquire the object and tracked it for an hour.
This report says that the Navy concluded that this object was an unmanned aerial system (UAS), but that Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic and Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia Capes (FASCFAC VACAPES), the latter of which is also identified here by its callsign Giant Killer, was not able to ascertain the operator.
...[T]his report notes that "surface traffic was light with only a single stationary commercial fishing trawler and a single unidentified US Naval vessel traveling south" during the incident, but that "the identity of the Naval vessel in the vicinity was undetermined."
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.1 mach is about 70-75 mph. Hornet couldn’t go that slow to track it.
I agree. I've watched the video and it doesn't look as if the thing was going that slow to me at all. The Hornet would have overtaken it in no time with as long as it was locked on....
You’re lucky... in my case it was an ashtray.
Odd there was no radar pickup. Even a flight of geese will give some return.
Not me. I'm holding out for the artificially intelligent pleasure bot overlords of our own making.
0.1mach is 76 mph
Not all radars are made equal - the Hornets and older Super Hornets used mechanically scanned arrays, while the newer Super Hornets use a modern radar and are AEAS passive scan.
There as radar pickup by a plane in at least one case, but not by Giant Killer
Unless you count the USAF as aliens then you might be right
The old Russian trawler bristling with antennae trick?
But it was 2 miles up - probably at the end of it’s fuel supply. Five-foot wingspan is nice, though.
There are UFO researchers who have sophisticated software to analyze those vids, working on clarity, size of object, propulsion signatures, etc.
I haven’t seen anything from them. Anyone?
Aeticle say.these are drones. The only thing unidentified about them is who sent then up.
SOMEONE has to!
0.1 mach is really slow
“There as radar pickup by a plane in at least one case, but not by Giant Killer”
I don’t think the video you watched corresponds to the 0.1 Mach event. It sounds like one of the tic tac videos.
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