The “GoFast” video was captured around the same time as the above Gimbal video by fighter pilots associated with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, who were training off the East Coast.
GoFast is an official 34 second U.S. Navy video of a 2015 encounter with a UAP, captured by a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet from the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, off the eastern seaboard, near the Florida coast. Like the FLIR1 Tic Tac and Gimbal videos above, the F/A-18 was using the Raytheon AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod. The ATFLIR contains the most advanced sensors and powerful tracking lasers available
Starting Information on the display:
- Sensor is in Infrared Mode
- Sensor Azimuth is Aimed 35º Left of Aircraft Axis
- Sensor is Aimed 22º Below Aircraft Axis
- F/A-18 is in a 5º Right Turn
- 4.1 NM Slant from Target to Aircraft
- Sensor Zoom is at 1.0
- F/A-18 Calibrated Airspeed (252 KTS) Mach Number (0.61)
- “HOT” Display Designator: Hot Items are White, Cold are Black
- F/A-18 Altitude: 25,000 FT
The 12 to 18 foot long smooth, rounded UAP object was spotted by US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots as it zipped along just above the ocean below at around 220 mph in a lateral controlled flight. The water surface temperature is about 62.6º F. We know from the “White-Hot” setting of the sensor that the UAP object is much colder than the water with no exhaust plume, because it is much lighter in color. The WSO makes a few attempts to manually track the object, but it is too small, and too fast, so he engages the autotrack tracking system, and successfully captures it in the “trap box” shown in the center of the sensor screen.
In radio transmission recordings we hear someone exclaim, “Whoa! Got it!” and laughing.
The pilot doesn’t recognize the object and asks, “What the #*$% is that thing?”
Someone asks the WSO, “Did you box a moving target?”
The WSO responds, “No. It’s in autotrack.”
The pilot says, “Oh, my gosh, Dude.”
Someone says, “Wow. What is that thing, man?”
Another person says, “Look at that flying!” He laughs.
The unidentified object appears as a small, white, smooth oval moving at high speed from the top right to lower left of the screen. Like the FLIR1 Tic Tac and Gimbal UAP, the GoFast object has no obvious wings or tail, which would be visible at this range. There is no exhaust plume from the object, and no observable means of propulsion.