UFOs and other unexplained phenomena
Reported sightings of unusual lights and objects by aviation professionals is not a new phenomenon, and it is something that happens around the world on a regular basis. Because some of these incidents include effects that lead to system malfunctions, there are obvious safety implications to these events, and it would be helpful to the aviation community if such events were reported on a regular basis to competent authorities.
Reporting UFOs and other unexplained events
If you are a pilot, air traffic controller, radar operator, or other aviation professional and
you would like to report a sighting or other incident that you believe is caused by an unauthorized or unconventional aircraft, or if you have witnessed a novel or unexplained atmospheric
phenomena, you should take the time to report it to one or more of the following organizations:
NARCAP reporting form
NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
National UFO Reporting Center
- NARCAP is the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to studying UAP and aviation safety for the public's benefit. NACAP has compiled a database of thousands of aviation-related unidentifiec aerial phenomena (UAPs) and that has published a number of technical reports and research papers on the subject.
- The National UFO Reporting Center is a private organization run by Peter Davenport that publishes an online database of thousands of reports from individuals who have been witness to unusual, possibly UFO-related events.
- NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) collects voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident or situation reports from pilots, controllers, and others in the aviation community.
Interview with author Leslie Kean
In June 2013, Dr. Todd Curtis interviewed Leslie Kean, New York Times best selling author of the 2010 book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. They discussed polices and traditions in the US government and the aviation community that keeps flying professionals from being fully informed about potential threats to aviation safety and security.
Resources from Leslie Kean
Visit Leslie Kean's site ufosontherecord.com
Visit Leslie Kean on Facebook
Buy Leslie Kean's book - UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record
AirSafe.com on UFOs and UAPs
For more insights about UFOs and UAPs from Todd Curtis and AirSafe.com, please check out the following resources:
- In this 2015 episode from the Smithsonian Channel show UFOs Declassified AirSafe.com's Todd Curtis, along with authors Leslie Kean and Nick Pope, astronomer Seth Shostak, and others, discuss three noteworthy UFO encounters.
- 2018 Todd Curtis interview from Podcast UFO, hosted by Martin Willis.
- 2013 interview by Todd Curtis of Richard Haines from the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP).
- Why studying unexplained aerial phenomena will improve aviation - 2013 article from Todd Curtis.
http://airsafe.com/issues/ufo.htm -- Revised 3 June 2021