UFO Article (Blog): “The Federal Aviation Administration And UFO’s – Part 1”

By Paul Dean, 29 June 2016
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)
Quote from the article:
“The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the United ’States airspace and civilian flight regulation body. Their responsibilities include the management of national airspace, air traffic control services and flight safety promotion. The FAA’s mission also includes an interoperable role with the United States Air Force (USAF) and North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) to assist in atmospheric air defence and military flying activity. For example, primary radar coverage of the USA is partly achieved by the joint FAA-USAF Joint Surveillance System (JSS). The most important component of that system is the Air Route Surveillance Radar (ARSR) network which is capable of detecting and tracking any sizable body in US airspace and somewhat beyond. Raw radar data from long-range radar sites is instantly fed to FAA and USAF sites to build up a wider “recognised air picture” of exactly what is in the American skies at any given time.
Despite this awesome capability, the FAA, apparently, does not deal with ‘Unidentified Flying Objects’ (UFOs). Dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to the FAA, over the last thirty or so years, have yielded almost nothing of substance. There are only a couple of FAA publications that mention UFO’s. One is the ‘Federal Aviation Aeronautical Information Manual, Official Guide to Basic Flight Information and ATC Procedures,’ often simply called the ‘AIM.’ The latest version of the AIM was promulgated on the 10th of December, 2015. John Greenwald, owner of ‘The Black Vault’ website, was probably the most recent FOIA requester to be furnished with a copy of the relevant pages that mention UFO’s.”

(wikimedia.org image)

Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters
(U.S. Department of Transportation),
Wilbur Wright Building, Washington, D.C.
(wikimedia.org) (wikimedia.org photo)

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