30000ft over FRANCE


[Pilot sighting]

SVC10 flight, direct London to Nairobi,

Briefly my best sighting. Brian.. SVC10 flight, direct London to Nairobi, 1971. Flying over France, approx 30000 feet, night, above layer of alto-stratus cloud, whose tops were siitng about 10,000 feet below us. I saw out to the left, below us, 5 lighted, largish, (21 foot?) objects, in loose formation, orange/yellowish, not too bright, located between us and the clouds, pacing us..As I was captain, turned the aircraft this way and that, so all crew could see them. As suddenly as they had appeared, they suddenly stopped and slowly sank through the clouds. causing a lovely glow for several seconds...We made no effort to contact ATC..

Thanks response, Brian, FYI we carried UFO report forms in our operations flight boxes in the Super VC 10 aircraft in East African Airways in 1971, my time...At that era, any mention of UFOs put u in the 'cookie' category, so we didnt bother to make them out. This was despite the famous East African Airways DC3 sighting, well documented in many books, (the years before I joined them), where the plane got permission to leave the airway and fly once round Mt Kilimanjaro, to allow all passengers and crew to view a 5 Kilometer long solid metal 'ship' siitng calmly above the mountain on a crystal clear day. NOBODY had a camera on board.

Best wishes

Thank you to the pilot for the reports.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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