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USAF and UFOs:

The A51-17 regulation:

In 1984, UFO sightings are still to be reported. The drop of UFO studies by the USAF as announced to the general public through the press is not a real abandon of any interest. UFO reports are still handled with care by the USAF.


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MANUAL OF AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES Part 1

Chapter 4

3. UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

A controller receiving a report about an unidentified flying object must obtain as much as possible of the information required to complete a report in the format shown below.

  • A. Date, Time, and Duration of Sighting
    Local time to be quoted
  • B. Description of Object
    Number of objects, size, shape, colours, brightness, sound, smell, etc.
  • C. Exact Position of Observer
    Geographical location, indoors, outdoors or moving
  • D. How Observed
    Naked eye, binoculars, other optical device, still or movie camera
  • E. Direction in which Object was First Seen
    A land mark may be more useful than a badly estimated bearing
  • F. Angular Elevation of Object
    Estimated heights are unreliable
  • G. Distance of object from observer
    By reference from a landmark whenever possible
  • H. Movement of Object
    Changes in E, F and G may be of more use than estimates of course and speed
  • J. Meteorological Conditions During Observations
    Moving Clouds, haze, mist, etc.
  • K. Nearby Objects
    Telephone or high-voltage lines; reservoir, lake or dam; swamp or marsh, river; high buildings, tall chimneys, steeples, spires, TV or radio masts; airfields, generating plant; factories; pits or other sites with flood lights or other lighting.
  • L. To Whom Reported
    Police, military organisations, the press, etc.
  • M. Name and Address of Informant
  • N. Any Background information on the Informant that is volunteered
  • O. Other witnesses
  • P. Date and Time of Receit of Report

The details to be telephoned immediately to the AIS (Military) LATCC.
The completed report is to be sent by original air traffic service unit to the ministry of Defense (AFOR).

A LIST OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LOCATIONS IS SHOWN IN THE
DIRECTORY AT APPENDIX H
5.7.84 AMENDMENT 31

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