1. Trailspotter

    Trailspotter Senior Member

    It's called 'distrail'.
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  2. Clouds Givemethewillies

    Clouds Givemethewillies Active Member

    Not cirrus, but a supercooled water cloud. eg. altostratus.
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  3. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    Thanks for the clarifications.
  4. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Lots of contrails over the French Alps on Tuesday, including several loops. I didn't get a good look at what was making them as it was was often hidden behind the mountains. Maybe Airbus test flight again? In the first pic if you zoom in you can see the more distant loops to the left of the mountain.

    There were circles and spirals in the sky for much of the middle of the day.

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  5. Skaredstiff

    Skaredstiff Member

    Nice day at Sierra at Tahoe today. Good day for contrails at various altitudes. Been up the last two days with very few visible contrails. Weather has been crystal clear and warm. Seems like a pressure change and some temp drop on the way. Weather forecasted in the next few days. Hope you aircraft trackers have fun identifying these flights. Mostly just air traffic on a day where conditions make it look sinister?
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