Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
Just reading this reminds me of a time when I, for a few moments, thought I saw one. But I had forgotten about it completely, so I guess I later figured out what it really was. At the moment I don't even remember what sight triggered that thought... Kinda embarrassing to be nuts!
Pilothighflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
I was flying my first solo cross country from OXC (Connecticut) to WST (Rhode Island) and saw some weird blurry set of lights coming from the south as I was flying east. It was about 7:30 at night with 8 miles visibility with heavy haze so the lights became unintelligibly scrambled. Luckily I was on Flight Following with Hartford approach and they identified the plane as a "big Gulfstream" as it was going into GON (Groton/ New London).
Most of the UFOs seen by pilots turn out to be other planes, but its amazing how haze or rain or clouds can obscure an airplane.
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
Oh, yes....all the time...once a little gremlin landed on the wing in mid-flight and started playing with the spoilers and flaps. Hey, it was better entertainment than the movie. I'm flying tomorrow to BOS, so I'll be on the lookout once more.
I saw a few flying saucers, too....
Of course, my "respect rating" of 9 just went to negative infinity, but that's OK...