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FOIA: Avrocar Flight Test Plan

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posted on Feb, 14 2008 @ 09:47 AM
Avrocar Flight Test Plan
A document outlining the flight test plan for the Avrocar VTOL aircraft

Document date: 1959-07-15
Department: Not Stated
Author: Not Stated
Document type: Plan
pages: 14


Archivist's Notes: A very clear test plan with plenty of detail regarding reponsibilities and objectives for test plan. Unfortunately no recipient or sender can be identified.

posted on Feb, 14 2008 @ 01:34 PM
Avrocars 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

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]

posted on Feb, 14 2008 @ 02:58 PM
Here is another picture of the so called Avro Car or Avro Disk.

This is a subject widely discussed on ATS before. ATS related links:

Avro Project Y2 and “The Bell” are they related?

Avro Project Y

Canada's avro flying saucer

U.S. Tries to Develop Flying Saucer

posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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They have one of these at the Army Tranportation Museum in Fort Eustis, Virginia. I was going to go photograph it, but the person I talked to on the phone said that it was in peices and not on display.

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