X-FILE No. C011SAMPLE RCAF WRITTEN UFO REPORT (FLYOBRPT)
DATE: WEDENSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 1953
REF: Reel T-3291 Record Group 24 Vol 17984 HQC-940-105 Part 1
U N C L A S S I F I E D ####################### Attachment 3 Sample of Written Report E X A M P L E Air Offiecer Commanding R E P O R T Air Defence Command DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS RCAF Station St. Hubert JUL 3 1968 St. Hubert, PQ Attn: Command Intelligence Officer FLYOBRPT, RCAF Station Chatham - 12 Mar 55 ------------------------------------------ 1 The following Unidentified Flying Object Report is submitted in accordance with letter, ADC HQ File: dated Feb 53. 1 An unidentified flying object of unkown size, described as a brilliant silver disc was observed by officers from this station. Two object's speed was estimated at 500 knots as it travelled along the horizon. It changed from level flight to a steep climb and faded from view of the observers with no sound having been heard and no trail or exhaust having been noticed. 2 The object was first noticed at 1255 Atlantic Standard Time on 12 Mar 53 and was observed continuously for an estimated four minutes. 3 No optical or electronic aids were used in the observations, and the object was not picked up on radar. Observation was by the naked eye, through the glass of the control tower in one case, and through an aircraft canopy in another case. 4 One of the reporting officers was in the control tower at RCAF Station Chatham, and the other observer was in a Havard aircraft flying at 1,000 feet above the ground in the traffic pattern approximately one mile due north of the tower. The object appeared due south of the tower and travelled from east to west parallel to the course of the Harvard. After approximately three minutes, it climbed abruptly at an continued 60 degree angle, faded in brilliance, and was lost to view in the sun. The distance from the tower and the altitude of the object are unknown, but it was described as being just below the horizon. 5 Observers were F/O JP Jones, CFCO, RCAF Station Chatham (Four years in Flying Control Duties) and F/L RG Smith, No. 1 OTU RCAF Station Chatham (nine years flying experience, 15 months as Flying Instructor at this station). Both observers are considered highly reliable and their reports, obtained seperately, are in agreement on all main points. 6 Weather at 1300 AST was 7,000 feet scattered, high cirrus, surface wind 5-7 knots from the northwest, winds aloft 010 25 knots at 10,000; 350, 40 knots at 20,000; 350, 45 knots at 30,000.
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