Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bob Besal and TISIRI's Joe Kistel had the opportunity to recently meet in Charleston. Besal is the pilot of the A7 military aircraft confirmed offshore by TISIRI investigation efforts. The gentlemen had a friendly conversation both explaining their sides of the story; (Besal) how the aircraft ended up offshore St. Augustine and (Kistel) how the recent investigation of unknown wreckage was determined to be Besal's A7. See a picture of Besal and Kistel below. Bob Besal is holding the data plate recovered that led to the identification of the A7 aircraft.
Both Besal and Kistel admit their meeting was too brief to talk about all the things they would have liked to. They promised to continue the conversation are currently planning a trip to take Besal out to the wreckage location in September.