See my air miss pages for more information about incidents between UFO and aircraft.
The distinguished researcher Dr. Richard Haines (Retired from NASA) has, with Ted Roe, recently helped to establish a new national organization called NARCAP.
The latter is singular among world organizations in providing a completely confidential center where pilots, air traffic controllers, and radar operators can report their sightings of anomalous phenomena which threaten aviation safety. These reports can be made confidentially by telephone and Internet.
The Center is staffed by technical specialists who -- in contrast to current civilian and government institutions -- will not endanger air safety by either skewing or suppressing the reports. These specialists tentatively include Joel Bartlett (Meteorology), Capt. Neil Daniels (Pilot), Susan Dreiske (Information technology & science), James McCampbell (Engineering Physics), James E. McClenahen (Air Traffic Control, FAA regulations, Brian E. Smith (Aerodynamics), Willy Smith (Physics, Field Investigations), and Robert Stahl (Flight Instructor, Accident investigation, Systems Engineering).
Dr. Haines states in his press release, among other things, that "Based on a comprehensive review of past US pilot, radar operator, and controller reports, we believe there is a potential and ongoing threat to aviation safety posed by so-called anomalous aerial phenomena... We would like to work with the nation's airlines to implement special pilot training classes directly related to coping with such close encounters in the air."
For further information contact Ted Roe, Executive Director NARCAP, PO Box 140, Boulder Creek, CA 95006 (T: 831-338-4783). www.narcap.org.