Category 11 Case Directory
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AVCAT is a special project being conducted by NICAP, with the help and cooperation of the original compiler of AIRCAT, Dr. Richard Haines, and other sources, to create a comprehensive listing of sightings from aircraft with detailed documentation from these sources, including Projects SIGN, GRUDGE & BLUE BOOK.

Light Outmaneuvers T-33
Jan. 29, 1955
Winterset, Iowa

9:07 p.m. CST
Duration 25 secs
aircraft T-33 A
United States
2 observer
No radar contact

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 29, 1955; Winterset near Des Moines, Iowa (BBU)
9:07 p.m. (CST). Iowa Air National Guard pilots, Major A. Packer and Lt. D. Myers with 132nd Fighter Bomber Group flying a T-33A jet (s/n 52-9590) heading 30° at 290 knots (330 mph) saw a white light flashing at a set rate, no trail, on a direct head-on collision course in level flight at 20,000 ft. At the last instant the object rose and flew over the jet, climbing rapidly to 35,000 ft. When the pilot tried to chase the object it out-climbed and out-turned him, seemingly using radar or similar means to track the T-33A so as to employ highl maneuverable tactics at "excess" speed and altitude. (Project 1947; NARCAP)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/550129winterset_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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