FAA Audio Details Police Helicopter Chase of UAV Written 23 August 2021


Davis–Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ | Credit: Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Shannon R. Smith, US Navy; Wikipedia; Public Domain

The Daily Mail (UK) reported that The Drive acquired air traffic control audio from the Federal Aviation Administration this week revealing details about a sophisticated mystery UAV that evaded Tucson Police and US Customs and Border Protection helicopters in February. The recordings “show that pilots and air traffic controllers were baffled by the drone, which they described as ‘super sophisticated’ and possibly satellite-controlled, and hovered over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.” The UAV “was not visible with night-vision goggles and eventually exceeded the maximum flight ceiling of the helicopters.”
Full Story (Daily Mail)