AMS
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Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:51 pm

I am wondering if someone ever seen a UFO from an Airplane?
Some pilots report seeing some strange objects during their flight.
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:56 pm

If we told you, you would think we are freaks.

Well UFO means unidentified flying objects.

I have been in a plane, flying over other planes or another one would be going by the other way so fast I couldn't identify it, does that count?
 
AMS
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:07 am

Yes off course, anything that you cannot identify!
 
WNfan
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:31 am

I saw Mercury during a dusk take-off from LAS a few years back. It was beautiful and relatively high above the horizon.
 
Ikarus
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:34 am

Funny.

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!  Big grin

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Ikarus
 
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:58 am

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.

~Robert
 
StevenUhl777
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:21 am

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...
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 4:18 am

Saw something I didn't recognise last year. A few seconds later it turned out to be a MyTravel A320  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
I wish I were flying
 
AMS
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:50 pm

Thanx.....great stories!
 
L-188
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RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:59 pm

Yes.

It was on an America West A320 between Reno and Vegas.

It was this orange ball looking thing that kept hanging off the right wingtip. At first I thought it was the lights from a parking lot but as we got further away from Reno it stayed there.

Lost it when we got over Vegas....


Been spooked about flying on any Airbus since then.
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