1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Not wanting to clutter up other threads with my photos, here's a thread just for posting your own photos of planes and contrails.

    Here's one I got by accident - a turboprop leaving a quadruple helix of prop contrails.

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  2. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    And another aerodynamic contrail, this time from the wingtips:

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  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Just a plane. But shows various bulges and fairings that might be interpreted as spray things:

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  4. captfitch

    captfitch Active Member

    That 340 is sure gorgeous. That 320 isn't pretty though.
     
  5. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Yes the 320 is a rather un-sleek looking plane.

    Here's another shot of that 340, about 15 seconds earlier.

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  6. Met Watch

    Met Watch Moderator

    Oh my god, that turboprop picture is surreal. Killer pictures!
     
  7. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    New lens is a little fiddly to use, but finally figured out you need pause for a faction of a second after focussing to allow the Image Stabilization to kick in.

    Contrail altitude planes come out a bit hazy, due to atmospheric conditions here at the coast.

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  8. Cairenn

    Cairenn Senior Member

    I am thinking I need to start carrying my camera. The other day I noted some persistent contrails, with cirrus moving in. If one had not noticed them, they might have easily thought the contrails spread to cover the sky. I was driving in a direction that allowed me to watch them merge up.

    That is a good example of seeing things you are looking for. I wouldn't have noticed that before I started posting here.
     
  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    A380 over my house.

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  10. A380

    A380 Member

    Regards from …

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    … with A330. :)
     
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  11. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Fire near Malibu made for some nice sunsets tonight. With a few "UFO" contrails.

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  12. A380

    A380 Member

    Sunset:

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    Shadow on the cloud:

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  13. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    Wow. Is that shadow shot from below or above?
     
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  14. TWCobra

    TWCobra Senior Member

    Looks like below.... But it is a great shot.
     
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  15. A380

    A380 Member

    Thanks - it’s from below with 500 mm and circumcised.
     
  16. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Circumcised? Hmm, you mean cropped?
     
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  17. A380

    A380 Member

    Yes.
     
  18. A380

    A380 Member

    In Germany we have a citizens' initiative of chemmies. She don't know the following clouds and says "Achter" (English "Eighter"?):

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    We know, it's the Crow Instability, in this case from a Boeing 747. Here is one from the A380:

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    And "signs" at sunset:

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  19. GregMc

    GregMc Senior Member

    These are some pics I took in Namibia last year working on Fury Road. The greenish location is Mt Etjo, home to lions, cheetas, rhino, giraffes, elephant etc and some antelope including springbok are evident. I have a vid of the same setting with giraffe and the same contrail. The dusk setting is the coastal Namib desert, one of the most scarcely populated regions on earth. The dunes in the pic are hundreds of feet high.
    I think these pics convincingly contradict any claims that trails only form over western countries with high populations.



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  20. A380

    A380 Member

    Even with breaks in the contrails. :)
     
  21. A380

    A380 Member

    Virga from a contrail:

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    Downwash - a plane has pressed dry air from above and has so dissolved the cloud in this region:

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    A Boeing 737 in front of the left sun dog:

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    The shadow is from a contrail (right, not in the picture) and has nothing to do with the plane in the picture:

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    Shadows:

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    Iridescent clouds:

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  22. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Another shadow:

    This time two volumetric shadows, one from the wing, and one from the tail stabilizers.

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    And more specifically it's just from the plane's port (left) wing (on the right of the photo), as it's just the part in line with the shadow (and hence the sun.)
     
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  23. A380

    A380 Member

    Plane on a street:

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  24. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  25. Jan-61

    Jan-61 Member

    Here some lower contrails @ plm 30000 feet seen from my brother's garden near Maastricht (red circle flight-tracker-map); probably the two ascending KLMs from AMS/Schiphol; pics facing north-west 08-01-2012 @ 15:45h:

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  26. A380

    A380 Member

    Routes to Amsterdam and London are also over Berlin. That's why we sometimes have such interesting sights:

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    The view is to the west, from where the weather fronts are coming, and so also the humidity.
     
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  27. Jan-61

    Jan-61 Member

    Nice pics from Berlin!

    Indeed overhead to AMS (and LHR or LGW or...):

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    120818-BER1759s.

    Notice the slight curve in the contrail in the view eastwards that is also shown on the fliht-tracker!



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  28. A380

    A380 Member

    Yes, they fly from waypoint to waypoint, have requestet "directs", fly around certain weather conditions, have instructions from ATC, etc. There are various reasons. Here it is regularly AirBridge Cargo Airlines:

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    My Avatar is also RU/ABW, VP-BIG:

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  29. Jan-61

    Jan-61 Member

    You mean this one, here @ Schiphol/AMS:

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    Is your avatar an AWB-747? Not an A380?



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  30. GregMc

    GregMc Senior Member

    Here are a bunch of recent pictures I took over the remote South Australian desert between Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy) . Again a tiny human population in a vast desert. The crow instability was noticeable and this contrail persisted at least an hour.

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  31. TEEJ

    TEEJ Senior Member

    Two RAF Eurofighter Typhoons at 41,000 feet over Low Flying Area 7 in Snowdonia, Wales, UK. Noted on the radio reporting height and discussing descent to run through the low
    level mountainous area. Due to lack of fuel they cancelled the low level run and continued transit back to base.


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    RAF Eurofighter Typhoon producing aerodynamic trails during a low level run in LFA7, Snowdonia, Wales, UK.


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    RAF Eurofighter Typhoon running through the low level area on a particularly wet day.


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  32. A380

    A380 Member

    In Pic #2 it is good to see how wake vortices descend. These are very nice photos.

    No, its a 747. On the A380, the strips are almost parallel at the beginning:

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  33. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    We have very boring contrails over Los Angles compared to many places. Mostly A320 and 737 sized aircraft as they are relatively short flights, mostly to/from San Diego from/to up the coast.

    So most of the contrails here are smallish two-engine types, and mostly Southwest and Alaska

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  34. Jan-61

    Jan-61 Member


    Nice pics!

    I saw the pairs of contrails coming from small 1-engine planes also more often above Holland past years, not able to identify them (militairy, so not on any flight-tracker).
    So You use a radiosignal to get track of them?



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  35. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    You can see how regular traffic is routed around that area on the contrail map:

    http://contrailscience.com/map/
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  36. Jan-61

    Jan-61 Member

    Nice,

    But could you see the EXIF-info of TEEJ's pics in order to derive the data for the accessory CS-map?
    ExifViewer for Firefox doesn't show it here.


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  37. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    He said it was Snowdonia, which is in the left half of that circle.
     
  38. Jan-61

    Jan-61 Member

    True. But the time-data are still unknown.
    We don't know if these conditions are permanent, isn't it?


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  39. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The contrail map just uses a 24 hour snapshot from last year.
     
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  40. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Moderator Staff Member

    Phwoar!