Reported: 1999-01-09 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 3 min.
Location: Chico, CA, USA
This is amplifying information to the Call in of an observation from Paradise, Calif yesterday. The airport at Chico is used for pratice approaches by aircraft from Beale AFB for the U-2 and SRC71. The Arrora replacement for the SRC71 is currently being hangered at Beale for short periods of time, in training situations.
This is not meant to downgrade the observation of the Lady from Paradise, but I think it is important to note that Beale has a ready crew of ground personnel and equipment for Chico and the runway is capable of taking large aircraft. I have 26 years of experience in the distant early warning system, tower and radar approach controll and carrier approach control and have observed UFO activity as early as 1957 over the North Atlantic and reported same to NORAD by single sideband direct communications. I have observed many "large military" aircraft on pratice approach to Chico since 1979 and am aware that it is a designated dispersal point for certain types during national emergency situations. There are old military silo launch sites in the Chico vicinity and some may still be active. Happy hunting from one who knows first hand that you are not on a wild goose chase.
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