I agree that the object in the video is likely not the tic tac. For calculations, I've been using 0.7 and 2.8 degrees for narrow (NAR) and medium (MFOV) field of view, based on the old spec sheet.Agreed -- In fact, I find it more likely that the object in the video is NOT the Tic Tac that Fravor encountered. And the distance to the object in the video seems to be a crucial piece of information that needs to be established before one can make a conclusion one way or another.
I've been using 30 nautical mile range to the object in the video just because the secondhand fightersweep account says
It's quite possible that by the time the FLIR saw the object, it was closer than 30 nmi. The above account also says that the object was "hovering at their precise CAP point," which corroborates Princeton's radar contact, and suggests that this was not an ordinary civilian jet. But the account also says that the F-18's radar indicated that the object was hovering below them and that the FLIR was slaved to the radar, yet the FLIR footage shows the object moving to the left above them, assuming that TTSA's video annotation is correct when it says "Sensor aimed 6° above aircraft axis."
Later, the fightersweep account says
Yet the FLIR footage shows the object being tracked as it moves left, not "hanging in midair," assuming the F-18 was heading straight, since the artificial horizon stays level. At the end of the video, the object leaves the zoomed-in field of view with normal non-shocking speed, and it should've been trivial to zoom out and reacquire it.