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What’s happening with UAP legislation? What are pilots really seeing? What real work is being done to better understand UAP? What are these things?

Hi, I’m Ryan Graves, a former U.S. Navy F/A-18 pilot, and the Executive Director of Americans for Safe Aerospace (ASA). My career in aviation and my personal experiences have driven me to better understanding Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP).

My Journey

My decision to engage with the UAP topic was straightforward. My colleagues were having near-daily interactions with airborne objects exhibiting beyond state-of-the-art capabilities within our military training ranges. It was a matter of applying the principles and skills the Navy instilled in me as an Aviation Safety Officer. I chose not to ignore the problem.

Life has taken many unexpected turns since then, culminating in a public UAP Hearing in July 2024. From my work with the AIAA UAP Integration & Outreach Committee (UAPIOC) to growing ASA into a robust organization, I've been advocating for objective, mainstream study of UAP to enhance aerospace safety and national security.

Why This Substack?

Communication is key to advancing our understanding and addressing the complexities of UAP. This Substack is my platform to engage with you—those who are truly passionate about aerospace safety and the mysteries of UAP. Here, I’ll share insights, data, and personal stories from my journey, along with the latest developments in technology and research.

What You’ll Find Here

  • Free and Premium Articles: Exploration of the UAP topic through my lens.

  • Pilot Reports: We’ll break down what pilots are seeing and what it means.

  • Community insights: Learn about the UAP topic with me as I engage this topic on the road. Ask questions and be part of the discovery.

Join the Conversation

This platform is not just about sharing information; it’s about building a community. I encourage you to engage, comment, and share your thoughts. Let’s explore these uncharted territories together, learn from each other, and push the boundaries that stigma has imposed on us.

Thank you for being here. I’m excited to embark on this journey with you.

Ad finem,

Ryan Graves

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