Many of these cases come from declassified US government reports and investigations, international reports from official sources and the direct testimony of military and commercial pilots, air traffic controllers, and radar operators.(Ted Roe, NARCAP) Observations by airline, military and private pilots.With research helpers around the country, it's a confidential sounding board for professionals in the taboo-bound aviation field.' R Richard Haines presented a summary of his extensive research into pilot-UFO-sighting reports.He now has a catalog of over 3,000 pilot reports, of which approximately 4% involve transient electromagnetic effects allegedly associated with the presence of strange objects.We have no fewer than 20 witnesses from the Air Force, the Marines, the Navy, the Army, and civilian authorities in the United States and abroad who are qualified air traffic controllers and pilots who have seen and tracked these objects on radar.R In-depth article from the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper about NARCAP, Dr. 'Headed by former NASA scientist Richard Haines of Los Altos, the year-old group is one of several private organizations saying that UFOs deserve a measured, scientific look.These reports are drawn from several sources including the author’s personal files, aviation reports prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration administered "Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)." The issue of valid U. pilot reports of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP and the seeming lack of attention given to these reports by the aviation system is a complicated one.There is a longstanding bias in place that severely inhibits the reporting and investigation of UAP incidents.
AFU Newsletter reviews a dozen incidents from the last decade.
Selected pilot sighting cases, as well as in-depth overviews of several of the cases.
Taken from the classic book by NICAP, The UFO Evidence (1964), a major publication that presents nearly 750 UFO case reports and takes an overall look at the UFO phenomenon.
The article, titled Unexplained Sightings Met With Denial, documents NARCAP's role in addressing the issue of aviation safety and UFOs/UAP.
The article first appeared in the Providence Journal on May 3, 2001, and then, through national syndication, in the San Francisco Examiner and other major newspapers in mid-May, 2001.