Commander Graham Bethune is a retired Navy Pilot.
During his 26 years of active duty he qualified in over 100 different models of aircraft. He flew Naval Transports for 12 years, was a "VIP Transport Plane Commander," and held a "Top Secret" clearance. He was a test pilot and served 6 years with the Naval Bureau of Aeronautics. He holds a civilian “Airline Transport Pilots Rating," is a "Quiet Birdman" and accumulated over 10,000 Navy and civilian hours.
He has flown the Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Brazilian Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Supreme Allied Commander, and the NATO Commander Admiral Lynde McCormick who succeeded General Eisenhower when he became President.
February 5, 1951 he and two other Navy Pilots were sent to Keflavic, Iceland on a Secret mission to meet with the Icelandic Government and Lockheed Overseas, who managed the Airport.
February 10, 1951, while Piloting a four engine Navy Transport from Keflavic, Iceland, to Argentia, Newfoundland, they had an 8 minute encounter with an "Unidentified Flying Object" that was 300 feet in diameter.
The first chapter of Major Keyhoe's book "Flying Saucers Top Secret" is devoted to this famous encounter