Topics Discussed: Top Gun, Navy pilot career, AI is the third brain of a jetfighter , Sully, Landing a jet fighter on a carrier, What’s it like to fly a jet fighter?, Greatest plane ever made, The Tic Tac UFO story, Intelligent extraterrestrial life, Why aren’t UFOs investigated more seriously, Tic Tac UFO details, What do you think the Tic Tac was?, SpaceX, Response to Mick West Debunking, Was the Tic Tac a secret military test?, Is the government in possession of alien spacecraft?, Interesting UFO sightings in history, Advice for Young People, Meaning of life.

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David Fravor

David Fravor is a navy pilot of 18 years and a primary witness in one of the most credible UFO sightings in history, video of which has been released by the Pentagon and reported on by the NY Times.

Books Mentioned in this Podcast with David Fravor:

David Fravor: Exploring the Enigma of UFOs and Aerospace Engineering

In an intriguing episode of the Lex Fridman Podcast, Commander David Fravor, a former Navy pilot with 18 years of service, shares his firsthand experiences with unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and delves into the complexities of aerospace engineering.

Commanding the Skies with the Black Aces

Fravor recounts his time as the commander of the strike fighter squadron 41, also known as the Black Aces. Leading a squadron of 12 airplanes and overseeing several hundred personnel, Fravor's insights into the world of military aviation are enlightening.

The UFO Encounter: Beyond Explanation

One of the highlights of the conversation is Fravor's recounting of his personal encounter with a UFO. The details of the sighting and the subsequent chase provide a riveting account of the unexplained phenomena he witnessed.

Aerospace Engineering: Pushing Boundaries

Fravor also delves into the world of aerospace engineering, exploring the advancements and challenges in the field. The discussion provides a comprehensive look at the technological strides in aviation and the potential of future innovations.


The dialogue with David Fravor offers a unique blend of personal experiences, military insights, and technical discussions. As the mysteries of the skies continue to captivate humanity, accounts like Fravor's provide a fascinating glimpse into the unknown.