Jack D. Picket began his UFO research in the 1960s. A native of Cooper, Wyoming, Pickett had served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He argued that alleged UFOs were experimental aircraft flown by the U.S. military. Pickett believed he had seen four flying saucer shaped aircraft marked with the logo of the U.S. Air Force parked on a runway at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He authored the article "Flying Saucers - For Real", which was published in Search magazine in 1982
"Flying Saucers-For Real!" written by Jack D. Pickett and Michael H. Schratt, February 2003
Writing a magazine article for use in Air Force facilities, Jack Pickett and Harold Baker used the subject Vintage, Historical or Experimental aircrafts. Jack and Harold learned aboout experimetnal aircrafts that were being stored as decommissioned/declassified. They found four disc shaped aircrafts near the base scrap-yard. With permission from the Master Sergeant, Jack was allowed to select photographs taken and get more information to put in the magazine article. This article included illustrations and discriptions of the discs, it also includes images of the discs on the base.
Letter to Jack D. Pickett from David L. Baker, Director of the American Heritage Center at University of Wyoming, February 1, 1991. Also letter to Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense, from Jack D. Pickett, Novemeber 27, 1992
David Baker writes his appreciation to Jack D. Pickett regarding his contribution of material on the USAF Aircrafts. Jack D. Pickett writes to Dick Cheney asking that for the release of photographs of the disc wing aircrafts to the American Heritage Center, for inclusion in the file. Pickett includes how he had previously recieved permission for materials like this to be sent and added to the archives at the University of Wyoming's, American Heritage Center.
"Flying Saucers-For Real!" article written by Jack D. Pickett
Article written by Jack Pickett regarding how the flying suacers were in fact real. He writes about the landing gears, tricycle, and how depending on the size the size of the landing gear was adjusted. Pickett addressed how one day the Air Force may release more information about the flying discs and could, perhaps open up the hanger to public eyes so visitors would be able to see the discs and learn about the flight capabilites.
Letter to Jack D. Pickett from Dr. Harley Rutledge, Southeast Missouri State University, February 22, 1983
This letter written to Jack Pickett from Harly Rutledge regards the material that Pickett had sent to Rutledge about the flying discs. Rutledge had learned about the USAF flying discs from a friend of a friend, and experienced many sightings of his own. Rutledge wrote a book regarding the phenomenon and how he is after the truth. Rutledge is thankful for the material and asks that if Pickett has additional information that it is shared as well.
Note to American Heritage Center from Jack D. Pickett, recieved December 5, 1994
Jack D. Pickett states in the note that a massive release of top secret classified documents will occur once President Clinton signs off on it. The American Heritage Center will be one of the first to receive the information to be able to include the information in the file being created. Included is also different letters written to and from Jack Pickett, the original transcript for '"Flying Saucers'- For Real'', and other articles about this phenomenon.
Letter to Jack D. Pickett from Bill Rose including the article "Discplanes", September 24, 1998
The letter written to Jack Pickett addresses the errors that were printed in the article written by Bill Rose and Dave Windle. The letter also includes how the article is in a best selling magazine and how their is a spark in interest in UFOs. The article includes a timeline, many images, and the inclusion of different countries.