From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul> Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 11:34:57 -0300 Archived: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:57:20 -0400 Subject: More News On Brazilian AF Decision Dear Listers, This has just been published in O Dia, a major newspaper in Brazil and translated by Brazilian UFO Magazine's consultant Thiago Ticchetti. I comment below... ----- New Directive Surprised Air Traffic Controllers, Says Declarations In an official note addressed to the O Dia, a Rio de Janeiro newspaper, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) claimed that it will not look for UFOs in the skies of Brazil. "It is important to emphasize that the Air Command doesn't have a specialized structure to conduct scientific investigations about these aerial phenomena, and is focused only in the registration of the occurrences and handling them to the National Archives", informed the note sent by the Social Communication Center of FAB, addiing that the objective is "to offer to the society access to the documentation registered by the FAB". Such documentation must not be neglected and not even despised. The Brazilian Airspace Control System involved 12.800 people with their eyes in the skies of Brazil. Added to that there are pilots of commercial and military flights, the tests, personnel commissioned in launches of probes and rockets, and even military personnel engaged in training of anti-aircraft fire. The new directive surprised this contingent for giving transparency to the process of registration of UFOs and the compromise to make them available to the public and society. A previous document restricted to the FAB already had the guidance for military personnel on how to register cases of sightings of unidentified flying objects, but didn't mention anything about sending reports to the National Archives," said a military stationed at air traffic control service. "Internally, there are reports of sightings from ministers and even from a president who saw a UFO," adds a civilian air traffic controller who works in Rio de Janeiro. "This new directive comes with a delay of six decades. Since the 50s, U. S. government's Project Blue Book had the same purpose: to record cases of flying saucers," says a top official of the FAB. "But here, as there, the mere fact of gathering records will not represent a proof of extraterrestrial existence," he adds. ----- My comments 1. The inexistence of a proper structure in Brazilian Air Force (FAB) to investigate UFOs has alfready been subject of discussions here at this List. It is not new, but the idea that FAB does not investigate UFOs isn't right at all. Of course isn't real. Nobody can be that naive and we discussed that as well. 2. The existence of serious UFO reports from ministers and even the president (that "must not be neglected and not even despised) have been informed here as well, as some of these cases have been detailledly presented to the readers of the Brazilian UFO Magazines. For the record: I have another interview already scheduled with a former top authority of the Brazilian Federal Adminstration, whose identity cannot be disclosed yet, who promised me to confirm what I have already knowledge of: there is a special databank with UFO cases coming only from civilian and military authorities, governors, senators, congressmen, secretaries, ministers etc. I am eager to put my hands of that info. 3. The previous document that the military refers to, that has guidance on how to register cases of sightings of unidentified flying objects, is called "Proceedings to be Adepted by ATS/ATC Organs in Cases os Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects", issued by The Operational Division of the Rio de Janeiro's Regional Flight Protection Service of the Ministry of Aeronautics, dated August 20 and started effective September 09, 1990. The document substitutes a previous one named "Specif Guidance 04/89" and instructs how pilots and air traffic controller personal should report and register UFOs in Brazil. It was adopted with the assistance of another document, "Regulation for Safeguard of Secret Matters", RMA 205-1, issued by the Ministry of Aeronautics in January of 1977. I offer you the documents here (unfortunatelly in Portuguese): Specific Guidance 04/89 http://tinyurl.com/346oadu Proceedings To Be Adopted By ATS/ATC Organs In Cases Of Sightings Of Unidentified Flying Objects http://tinyurl.com/3yrqwlc Regulation For Safety Of Secret Matters http://tinyurl.com/3x5byv7 Perhaps Kentaro Mori could give his first contribution to the Brazilian disclosure process by translating such documents into English, for all the international UFO community. Just an idea... Have a great weekend. A. J. ----- A. J. Gevaerd Editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine E-mail 1: aj.nul E-mail 2: ajgevaerd.nul E-mail 3: ajgevaerd.nul Site: www.ufo.com.br Our communities: Yahoo: http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/Revista_UFO Orkut: http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#Community?cmm=67462 Twitter: http://twitter.com/revistaufo Listen to 'Strange Days... 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