Many of these cases come from declassified US government reports and investigations, international reports from official sources and the direct testimony of military and commercial pilots, air traffic controllers, and radar operators.
Not surprising then that pilots of commercial airliners should be high on the list of people to have most witnessed them. He is best known for his work with pilots and their UFO sightings.
Over the last 30 years he has been investigating the subject, he has amassed over 3000 pilot sighting reports.
The most commonly reported UAP shape is round or oval.
Interestingly, most of the E-M effects occurred when the UAP was nearby the aircraft.
These findings are potentially important and deserve further in-depth study and confirmation by obtaining additional high quality aviation reports.
A total of 285 aircrew reports are reviewed for the period 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1952.This paper addresses the question of whether there is reliable data demonstrating a significant relationship between aviation safety in America today and unidentified aerial phenomena [UAP] (also called unidentified flying objects [UFO] or flying saucers).More than one hundred documented close encounters between UAP and commercial, private, and military airplanes are reviewed relative to these three topics.This bias stifles open discussion of UAP amongst aircrews, management, safety administrators, and the researchers who try to acquire information on this important topic.On several occasions civilian aircraft with hundreds of passengers have encountered unknown cigar- or missile-shaped objects.R This is a case file of 1300 Aviation related UAP observations dating from 1916 to the present.