UAP/UFO and Aviation Safety: Advisory for Pilots
NARCAP is offering an advisory to pilots, aircrews, air traffic controllers, managers and the flying public regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, UFOs, and Aviation Safety.
There is no professional guidance for pilots or commercial aviation regarding UAP/Light/UFO observations or incidents. This document is intended to inform the aviation community and the flying public about common UAP characteristics, UAP incident profiles, Aviation Safety Factors and UAP incidents, Reporting and Reporting Bias, and information on how to report a UAP observation or incident as a pilot or aviation professional.
There are many examples of official reports about UAP incidents that involve safety factors. These include close pacing, loss of separation, near midair collisions, appearing as uncontrolled traffic in controlled or restricted airspace, crew distraction, transient or permanent failures of electronic systems, and more.
NARCAP has a new management team and a new research team.
NARCAP will continue to accept and investigate confidential reports of aviation-related incidents and observations that may involve unidentified aerial phenomena or UAP.
NARCAP will continue to conduct studies and will publicly publish some reports.
NARCAP is a volunteer organization. All donated funds are applied to research and administrative/operating costs.