Location of Sighting: Seattle, Washington (Lake Union)
Date of Sighting: August 4, 2021
Time of Sighting: 4:30 PM PDT
Description: I was looking west over Seattle and it looked like a seaplane was landing. Instead it then flew up and then again along the horizon, south towards SeaTac (originally from over South Lake Union, just north of the Space Needle). It was dark in color and flew relatively fast.
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This is an aircraft. When they are near the ground they look “fast”. Picture isn’t clear enough to see the exact type. As to the pilots legality, that would be hard to judge from a video. And this video wouldn’t even cause an investigation.
Former FAA Ops Inspector
This is clearly an aircraft designed to fly in air not space. The vertical stabilizer and wings are quite clear throughout this video. Sorry guys no aliens here. What I see is a jet flying below radar and possibly breaking several aviation rules by flying so low. I’m a licensed A&P mechanic and have been working on a variety of jets over the years.
Regards From The tropics:
Thanks for the comments. Yes, I believe that it was a regular aircraft.