|Occurred : 12/15/2006 01:00 (Entered as : 12/15/2006 1:00)
Reported: 10/10/2007 5:03:10 PM 17:03
Location: Northeastern, TX
|Very faint, fast-moving lights viewed through night-vision-goggles
Last winter (2006) while flying as single pilot on a helicopter EMS patient flight, I observed 1 or 2 faint but distinct lights. At the time, I was using highly sophisticated Night-Vision-Goggles (NVG's).
Flying at approximately 1,000' - 1,500' AGL (above ground), I noticed a faint light traveling from the lower-left front of the aircraft, at an estimated distance of about a mile, in a rapid, ascending climb, in front of the aircraft, disappearing to the upper-right. During the short duration of the observation, I removed (flipped up) the NVG's and was not able to see the light(s) unaided.
Neither of the 2 crewmembers in the aft cabin of the helicopter observed the light(s).
The light(s) appeared to resemble 2 jet exhaust cones as might be observed at the rear of a twin-engine jet fighter, like an F-18 Hornet. There was no aircraft body visible nor any other lights that might have been associated with an aircraft: navigation, strobes, etc.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))