1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    Taken a 2:26PM PST (22:26 UTC) yesterday, Jan 13th, from the 101 in Warrenton, OR, by Matt Crowley. Looking roughly Southwest. Here: https://www.google.com/maps/@46.161...ata=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1srg7SSnYz8sT-tZdOQXCBWA!2e0

    A plausible candidate is this Gulfstream, flying a rather odd pattern, taking off from Seattle Boeing Field, flying around a bit and then returning. It's at 38,000 feet, which is quite reasonable for contrails.

    While the track does not seem to have any S-shapes in it, it is very low resolution, with points about 10 miles apart, so it's plausible that this was a training flight, and the pilot did an S-turn in-between points.

    While looking at this, I found another interesting flight from the same field, BOE4BA, a CL600S Challenger, flying an interesting pattern. However this seems too far North.

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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
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  2. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

    Could it be from a military flight? I know they don't always show up on FR24

    Or maybe the trail from the CL600S Challenger drifting south in the wind?
  3. Trailspotter

    Trailspotter Senior Member

    Probably it was the same Matt Crowley who half an hour later took this picture looking South to a clear sky:

    There is no StreetView for this viewpoint, but there is one nearby further down on the beach:
    Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 12.59.34.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2015