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Monday, March 12, 2018

GO FAST is an authentic DoD video that captures the high-speed flight of an unidentified aircraft at low altitude by a F/A-18 Super Hornet ATFLIR forward-looking infrared system.

While TTSA was the first to obtain a copy, it should be available to any member of the press or public via the Freedom of Information Act.

This video, GO FAST, was captured by a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon AN/ASQ- 228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Pod.

This sensor has two imaging modes – mid-wave infrared and visual. It has high resolution and can locate and designate targets at distances exceeding 40 nm.

The video imagery represents the image displayed in the cockpit to the pilot and Weapon Systems Operators (WSO). Major features of the display are shown in Figure 1.




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GO FAST was selected for release, like GIMBAL and FLIR1, after review by multiple government organizations. The object in this video remains unidentified.


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"It is important to note:

There are no obvious wings or tails on the object. Even IR imagery of a cruise missile, would have visible wings at this range.

There is no exhaust plume from the object. An exhaust plume is clearly visible on conventional aircraft in the mid-wave infrared frequency used by the ATFLIR. Shown below is a mid-wave infrared image of a F-16 in flight. The sensor is in "white-hot" mode. Note that the length of the exhaust plume is nearly the length of the aircraft.

The video from which this still was extracted makes it clear that the F-16 is subsonic, which means the throttle is at a low setting which creates relatively low exhaust temperatures and volume of exhaust gases. In a higher power setting, the exhaust plume would be much larger and brighter.

The release of this video was featured in a Washington Post article. Click here to read."


#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-12 02:54 PM | Reply


"In some cases, according to incident reports and interviews with military personnel, these vehicles descended from altitudes higher than 60,000 feet at supersonic speeds, only to suddenly stop and hover as low as 50 feet above the ocean. The United States possesses nothing capable of such feats."

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-12 05:14 PM | Reply

Is it just me or are there more and more military related sightings getting legitimate attention?

Even more so, Tucker Carlson of all people covered the $22 million black budget Congressional program digging deeper into these military related sightings. ----, they have a facility in Las Vegas housing "physical evidence." IIRC, they found some stuff they don't think is terrestrial.

Tucker even mentioned the fact that the FAA still hasn't even bothered to investigate the MASS sighting at O'Hare airport a few years back. A massive object hovered above the airport for something like 5 minutes; long enough for hundreds of employees, pilots, and passengers to witness it. The object reportedly left the area by shooting straight up into the sky. The object was large enough, and was moving fast enough, to poke a massive hole through the cloud on an overcast day.

But it makes sense why they didn't bother investigating it. They knew their conclusion would be something like "We don't know what it was or who was operating it." That conclusion just BEGS for leadership change and stinks of incompetency. So what's the best move forward? Ignore the phenomenon because any answer as to what it was is going to be bad news for those in charge. If the FAA handles significant sightings like this in such a manner, wouldn't you believe the U.S. Government as a whole would also handle significant sightings in this manner? The only conclusion officials can make regarding the thread's video is that "The craft is beyond the capabilities of any U.S. aircraft or aircraft associated with any country on Earth." That's all they can say, so with that said, you know for damn sure they are hoping it's Russian or Chinese. Because the alternative could very well spell changes beyond just a shift in global power structures.

#3 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-03-12 05:39 PM | Reply


#4 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2018-03-12 06:16 PM | Reply

But it makes sense why they didn't bother investigating it.

I speculate the opposite - they're investigating furiously, and will downplay any line of questioning.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-12 06:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Why bother investigating something that will either undermine your credibility or highlight your incompetence?

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-03-12 07:11 PM | Reply

the $22 million black budget Congressional program digging deeper into these military related sightings. ----, they have a facility in Las Vegas housing "physical evidence." #3 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Which was said to have been shut down...but I doubt it was really shut down.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-03-12 07:44 PM | Reply

but I doubt it was really shut down.

IIRC, they said it's funding (as originally sourced) ended. They specified that in a way to insinuate the program is still in operation.

#8 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-03-12 07:49 PM | Reply

------ never shut anything down. They just relocate and rename it.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-13 12:01 AM | Reply

You folks should read the WAPO article linked by CORKY in post 1 its a good article, and notice who the author is.

#10 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-03-13 01:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1



O'Hare airport.

Someone please explain it.

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-03-13 01:24 AM | Reply

It's a place where planes take off and land in order to transport passengers and cargo.

#12 | Posted by Lohocla at 2018-03-13 09:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 6

"Do you like Gladiator movies?"

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-03-13 10:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Ever seen a grown man naked?"

#14 | Posted by 726 at 2018-03-13 11:54 AM | Reply


Of all the things Trump could stand up and shed light on, it's still going to be the one thing he follows in B. Hussein's footsteps, just like all previous POTUS.

Men of power hate acknowledging ignorance and naivete especially when in the most powerful position on the planet. If his sycophants can't explain to him what they are, better to just ignore it. Just like the Pentagon has always done.

Funny though, this ---- has been going on for decades and now we worry that it's the Chinese or Russians? If that's true, they surpassed us technologically a LOOOOOONG time ago. And if that were true, we wouldn't be #1 super power right now. Hence, Occam's razor...

#15 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-03-13 03:02 PM | Reply

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