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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Do Pilots Believe in UFOs?

Captain Andy talks with the Daily News about his encounter with a UFO.

People love to ask pilots questions. But my favorite, and certainly the most interesting, is "Have you ever seen a UFO while flying?"

The answer is yes. And here's how it happened.

It was April 10, 1989 and early in my career. I was still a first officer at a regional airline. It was about 8 p.m. and we had just taken off from Kansas City International Airport bound for Waterloo, Iowa. It was a beautiful evening, with a full moon, clear skies and crisp early spring temperatures. The weather forecast for Waterloo was as nice, with clear skies and unlimited visibility.

After a short taxi and take-off, Air Traffic Control (ATC) cleared us to our cruise altitude of 15,000 feet. We established a Northeasterly heading, pointed strait at Waterloo, about 200 miles ahead. There were thin wispy clouds all around us, illuminated by the light of the full moon that shone through the captain's-side window at our left. Despite the presence of these clearly visible wispy clouds everywhere, we weren't flying through any of them. There was also a white disc dimly but clearly visible through those clouds just off to our right.

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Anonymous said...

These are Carnival Cruise-like excursions by alien vacationers who want to see a technologically and socially primitive planet in action.

Anonymous said...

I know a guy who flies. He is not one to lie and never told anyone but family but one times years ago he was flying and swore a UFO flanked him for awhile.
After that I was never sure what to believe.

Anonymous said...

We are not alone!

Anonymous said...

Never underestimate what can and can't come from right here on Earth.We have mind blowing technology that certainly would appear to have originated elsewhere.Over 99% of all reported sightings are craft that were created by human hands.The other part of a percent may indeed be extraterrestrial,but just because a pilot said it was not of this Earth doesn't mean a thing.They are no more privy to classified information than anyone else.They just know that whatever it was outmaneuvered whatever they were flying.

Anonymous said...

capt andy? who's that? a cartoon charachter?