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‘Mystery’ Aircraft Reportedly Spotted Flying over Texas Raises Speculation

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  • ‘Mystery’ Aircraft Reportedly Spotted Flying over Texas Raises Speculation

    It's difficult to determine, but a group of aviation enthusiasts say they caught a glimpse of a mystery aircraft earlier this month flying slowly across the Amarillo, Texas sky.

    "We looked southwest and there they were," Steve Douglass, a journalist and member of the group, told "We thought they were B-2s, but when we studied our pictures, we ruled that out."

    Douglass and his group, armed with cameras and binoculars, met on March 10 at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. The airport is a perfect venue because it offers expansive views of Texas' big sky and a steady stream of military air traffic. On a good day, the group can see various military jets, and even the elusive F-22 Raptor.

    It was a clear day, and the group was alerted to three aircraft flying across the southwest skies. Douglass estimated that the planes got within 20 miles of the group and they started taking pictures with their 300mm zoom cameras. They looked at the photos, and saw that one appeared to be a silver-grey B-2 bomber.

    The prospects of spotting a B-2 bomber was exciting, and Douglass said he got home to observe his photos when he noticed the aircraft in his picture had a smooth backside. The B-2 bomber has a distinct "W"-shaped back.

    "The trailing edge is wrong," Douglass shouted, according to his March 28 blog post.

    More @ the link.

  • #2
    You know what date it is
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”



    • #3
      Originally posted by ErwinS View Post
      You know what date it is
      Actually the story has been around since late March.

      I just happened to post it here on April 1st.


      • #4
        A new photo of a mysterious flying object over Kansas has been revealed.

        It appears to be the same aircraft as one that was snapped soaring over Texas last month.

        The exact identify of the aircraft remains a mystery, but rumours abound that it could be a secret jet.


        The Aviationist speculates that the plane could be a RQ-180 stealth drone or a prototype of America's next generation long range strike bomber (LSRB).

        They, too, are unsure if it is the same plane as the one spotted previously

        A retired Marine with nearly two decades of aviation experience stepped forward with a compelling theory about the mysterious plane that was spotted flying over Texas last month.

        On March 10, photographers Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett took pictures of three puzzling aircraft flying over Amarillo, and posted them online in hopes of identifying the planes.

        Retired-Marine James Vineyard submitted one of the more interesting explanations, telling the Houston Chronicle he believed they were SR-72 Blackbirds - a spy plane that can cross the U.S. in less than an hour, unmanned.


        • #5
          One thing is for definite....that 'aint no SR71 Blackbird !
          If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !


          • #6
            Originally posted by brianw999 View Post
            One thing is for definite....that 'aint no SR71 Blackbird !
            Not a B-2 either. I'm guessing some kind of drone.


            • #7
              In the first pics it looks like it was "scrambled" to chase the pulse or scram jet putting out the broken contrail!
              Live, from a grassy knoll somewhere near you.