|Occurred : 8/18/2015 20:30 (Entered as : 08/18/2015 20:30)
Reported: 8/23/2016 8:54:06 PM 20:54
Location: St. Simons Island, GA
|Number of craft seen: none. appeared to be a horizontal string of orange flares. there was nothing further up in the sky, and nothing triangular.
I was flying my aircraft to maintain night currency, on left base to runway 7 at KBQK, the Brunswick airport. this would have put me on a course of 160. Toward the ocean, at an altitude that appeared to be at about my altitude, 800 to 1000 feet, I saw a string of what appeared to be orange flares, in a mostly horizontal alignment, proceeding left to right, north to south, roughly along the beach or slightly off shore. I asked another aircraft if he had seen that, which he had not. I continued my night currency flights.
The fire station asked if I had seen anything, and I responded that I had. They asked if I would fly over and take a look, which I did. I did not see anything else besides three or four fishing boats.
The moon was several days past full. The sky was partly clear to the east, but thick, with thunderstorms to the north, north west, and south west. There was significant lightning.