Discussion in 'Skydentify - What is that Thing in the Sky?' started by Trailspotter, Sep 20, 2014.
Nice example on Twitter today:
Did Kevin Palmer replied to your request? The time and exact place of photo will aid the flight identification.
No reply yet.
Incidentally, I saw a solitary thin trail yesterday. Not as spectacular as above, more like the one in my post #34 in the previous page. It evolved only a little wave and dissipated in about five minutes after its formation by shrinking from the ends. The Emirates A380, flight UAE17, was descending to Manchester and passed about 14 miles southwest of my location:
It stopped producing contrail below 30,000 ft or less, but before that it left a typical two-strand hybrid contrail, with one strand dissipating faster than the other:
In five or so minutes, when another flight, AF1486, approached the same patch of the sky, the remnants of the survived strand looked a bit wavy, but did not last much longer:
He sent me this, I'll ask for the location
Date Time Digitized: Nov 24, 2016, 12:50:59 PM
18:50 UTC, gives a likely candidate National 8584
Agree. It matches the Sun lighting too:
A new sighting of solitary thin trail in Dublin, Ireland on November 30, 2016 at 14:08 UTC.
A380 Contrail by Ken Meegan, on Flickr
From FR24 playback, the only A380 at the time near Dublin was British Airways flight 286 from SFO to LHR at 39000 ft.
The trail is reminiscent to this OP photo:
A new occurrence of the solitary thin trail, spotted on April 8, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia:
I asked the photographer about the time of photo, she said it was 18:20 Moscow time = 15:20 UTC. This makes Lufthansa Airbus A380, Flight LH760 Frankfurt -> Delhi, the most likely culprit:
LH760 track (KML attached) matches well the location of the photo:
The plane was exiting the jet stream at the time and could have encountered clear-air turbulence:
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