posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 08:05 PM
The other day I was doing some solar observations from my back yard. I watched an aircraft fly across the disk of the sun and emerge flying due east.
It was at an immense altitude, having no contrail or sound at all; it was little more than a speck moving at a terrific speed. It shone briefly as it
went a few degrees past the sun and dissapeared from my sight. Around ten seconds later another flew across, following the exact path at the same
altitude and speed. Then, six seconds afterwards, a third followed the first two.
I've done qiute a bit of aircraft watching, but I've never seen anything fly this high or fast, let alone a group. They were too distant (Height of
the sun at noon) to observe any type of shape or size, but they made their trek around two or three times the speed of most commercial craft buzzing
over at cruise altitude. It was one of those instances where if I hadn't been looking in the exact place at the time I never would have known they
I viewed these from the Cape Fear area of SE North Carolina, halfway between Ft. Bragg and Legeune, but all they fly are choppers and noisy Harriers.
Cherry Point is further NE with some Hornets flying out of there, but I can usually hear them from a hundred miles away.
Any thoughts about this formation would be greatly appreciated.