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NARCAP has led the effort to document and examine aviation-related incidents and observations that involve Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or UAP, since 1999.


Our Mission

NARCAP is committed to serving the aviation community, improving aviation safety, and enhancing scientific knowledge about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, UAP, through documentation, research, and advocacy. NARCAP's dedicated volunteers are a source for quality research and credible documentation of UAP observations and incidents through careful adherence to logical analysis, technical knowledge, and standards of aviation investigations. NARCAP is entering its third decade and will continue to advocate for further research into UAP and aviation safety factors, safety planning, and education of pilots and aviation professionals by the aviation community.

Some of Our Achievements

  • NARCAP defined and established the term “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” or “UAP”.

  • NARCAP was the first private UAP research team to partner with an official international government UAP research team.

  • NARCAP has published over 40papers on various topics related to Unidentified aerial Phenomena and aviation safety.

  • NARCAP has two international branches and has inspired other efforts to understand UAP and aviation safety.

  • NARCAP has briefed government officials, elected officials, aviation experts and the public about UAP and aviation safety.

  • NARCAP has developed and promoted common standards of reporting, investigation, and research to support international data collection and analysis.

  • NARCAP has developed an extensive collection of materials and cases.