posted on Feb, 14 2008 @ 01:34 PM
VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) are saucer shaped flying objects and those
could have been easily mistaken for extraterrestrial UFO’s.
The following image has been taken from Avrocar.com
This project from the 1950’s proved to be very unstable and has been discontinued after years of research.
This 14 page document outlines the flight test program and evaluation of this project.
Here are the listed objectives of this test:
Define performance, stability and control characteristics of this particular testbed.
Define problem areas that may be inherent this design.
Evaluate the flying qualities peculiar to this principle of flight
To provide data from which analysis and evaluation of the “operational application” may be made.
The following agencies where involved in this project:
Air Force Flight Test Center
Weapon System Project Office
[edit on 14-2-2008 by frozen_snowman]