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Need help identifying what I saw, approx. 1:55 PM PST over Santa Barbara coastline.

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posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 04:23 PM
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It was a very large drone, hard to estimate the size but LARGE. Flew closely overhead I'd say a couple hundred feet at the very most. I didn't get a picture until it had flown over us, mostly because it was so damn cool. It looked dark blue, though appears black in the photos.

Shortly after I saw another aircraft I had never seen before, I glimpsed it and as I tried to take a picture it disappeared into the clouds. It was flying much higher, was much louder and looked mostly black. Where the turbines would be it appeared there was 2 large barrel shapes on either side. I believe this aircraft was controlling the smaller one.

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Zaphod?

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posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: JG1993

Looks like an ultralight glider:

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posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 04:44 PM
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In addition to Bonez pointing out it was a glider, the other plane was more than likely the tow plane used to pull them up into a nice big fat thermal, then they release them off the line and then it becomes a challenge to see how long the glider can circle in the thermals. (My experience though has only been with the model variety)

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posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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Exactly. Most gliders are just that, gliders and have no engines, and have to be towed in-air for flight. There are gliders that are powered, though. Most with prop engines, but there are a select few custom gliders with small jet engines.



posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: JG1993

It's a glider. Probably an LS4 or LS6, or another member of that family.



posted on Nov, 30 2014 @ 05:15 PM
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It's a sandhill crane carrying someone's laundry it stole off a clothes line


Nah, it looks more like some kind of glider or ultralite plane.



posted on Dec, 1 2014 @ 03:51 AM
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Dark blue sail planes in Santa Barbara...?

www.sbsoaring.com...




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