|Occurred : 10/23/2010 18:50 (Entered as : 10/23/10 18:50)
Reported: 10/23/2010 6:38:26 PM 18:38
Location: Hockessin, DE
Duration:approx. 15 minutes
|Large number of unidentified aircraft flying together.
I noticed a large number of objects north of my home, most likely in Pennsylvania air space. They were moderately bright, red/orange in color. They were moving west to east at a slow, stable pace. After the large cluster was no longer visible, a few more objects came into view in the same area, moving west to east. Compared to several obvious commercial airplanes within my field of vision, they were moving slower than the planes and did not have blinking or rotating lights like most airplanes have. Their size, shape, and color were constant. When I went outside onto my deck to get a better view, I saw my neighbors in my driveway looking at the lights. I borrowed their binoculars, but the objects were too far away to identify. I have never seen a flying object that I couldn't easily identify. I called the New Garden Flying Field in Toughkeamon, PA but didn't get an answer. I am not sure if they have an air traffic control tower or not. If they do, they should! have been able to view the objects as the field is several miles north of my home. The closest airport that I know of that does have an air traffic control tower is the New Castle County, DE airport. I took 2 photographs with my iPhone, but the lights are not visible in the photos.