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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/16/1988 14:00 (Entered as : 07/88 2:00 PM)
Reported: 1/10/2000 15:50
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Jacinto Mountain, CA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5-10 seconds
Air to Air observation of unidentified sphere during air to air photo flight in my sailplane over Mount San Jacinto, CA

F.Y.I. A little background: I am a past Director of the "International Aerospace Hall of Fame" (IAHF), San Diego Air & Space Historical center. During this time I was involved in the research, selection, and installation of several US and foreign Astronauts, as well as other significant aviation related candidates. I am also a Licensed pilot S.E.L. and a "Diamond" level Soaring pilot (18 years), with approx. 400 flight hours logged, 350 in high performance Sailplanes in multiple flight envelopes and conditions. During soaring flights a great deal of time is spent flying in close proximity with other aircraft, necessitating a continual visual search for other aircraft under the see and be seen discipline. What follows is a brief description and TIF. file of an event over Mt. San Jacinto, CA. Flight origination.: Hemet Ryan Field, CA Aircraft...........: Mini-Nimbus/C Sailplane Chase plane .......: Mooney 210 Conditions ........: Clear w/unlimited visibility

((NUFORC Note: The actual date of the sighting was confirmed from pilot's logs. The correct date was submitted after submittal of the original report. We have amended the date here. PD))