Pre 1995 Persistent Contrail Archive

Trailblazer

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Quite a famous one, just sneaking in before 1995: the cover of the Oasis single Whatever, released in December 1994:



The photograph was taken in Derbyshire by Michael Spencer Jones:


http://www.live4ever.uk.com/2010/11...ichael-spencer-jones-and-oasis/#ixzz55fY8nbSN
 

Z.W. Wolf

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Movie, 1966: The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

It's actually a part of the plot. A Russian submarine has run aground off a Massachusetts island. They're worried about being spotted by the US military. This is just a moment before a member of the crew shouts out a warning about the plane.


 

LDavid47

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This is a great thread. A few years ago when I was sucked into the rabbit hole of CT I used to believe that these clouds didn't exist before early 2000's. Wish I would have seen this back when I was in the ol rabbit hole. I've recommended many a Chem trailer to this site and specifically this thread
 

TEEJ

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From 1969 Jim Morrison film "HWY: An American Pastoral"

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Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDAmweqwMSM

The sequence before the contrail footage was filmed at Tahquitz Falls, Tahquitz Canyon, California.

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From

http://mildequator.com/filmhistory/hwy.html
 
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Trailblazer

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A couple from the 1977 Blackbushe Air Festival. Blackbushe airport is very close to where I live. At one time it was a fairly major airport for the London area, and it was even considered as a candidate for the main airport, over Heathrow. These days there is only one runway still in operation for light aircraft, with the rest having been largely reclaimed by nature.

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http://blackbusheairport.proboards.com/thread/3?page=203
 

Graham2001

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From the 1969 'Battle of Britain' film.

I extracted the shot from a 'fanvid' for the Iron Maiden song 'Aces High' which makes use of footage from the film, the contrail is visible between 2:40 - 2:42 in the clip. I'll update this when I've found the sequence in the film the footage comes from. As a historic side note, the Germans did actually have a high altitude recon plane the JU-86P available in 1940...

Source: https://youtu.be/ve4kcWuQYsU
 

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Keith Beachy

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1981 or so... between Guam and Okinawa. Four ship KC-135, 1 mile 500 feet stacked up in trail formation. Lead is 3 miles ahead, #2 is two miles, #3 is one mile... we are out of position because we did not off load fuel can can't stack up the last 1000 or so feet until we burn off fuel.
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