Flight Dynamics of UAP

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June 2019


June 2019

A Preliminary Examination of the Flight Dynamics of Four Profiles of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, Commonly Associated with Aviation Safety Incidents as Reported by Pilots

     Four profiles of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, that are commonly associated with aviation safety related UAP incidents, Balls of Light, Discs, Cylinders, and Spheres, are reported to fly with attitudes, movements, and velocities that appear inconsistent with and often exceed the capabilities of airplanes and known aerial phenomena. Pilot witnesses include words like “suddenly”, “instantaneously”, and “disappeared” to describe UAP movements that are faster than their eyes can visually track. These descriptions include sudden movements between points, angular changes of direction, “instantaneous” reversal of direction, extreme accelerations, sudden full stop/hover, and hovering. A preliminary examination of the physical descriptions of four profiles of UAP and their movements reveals common characteristics and flight dynamics as well as important differences with known aerial phenomena.  

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NARCAP accepts and investigates confidential reports from military sources involving military aircraft however NARCAP will not publish case studies of these incidents nor will it discuss them publicly.

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.

Click here to read “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, UFOs, and Aviation Safety; Advisory for Pilots, Aircrews, Air Controllers, and Aviation Professionals”.

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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.

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