hi all - thanks for all the great replies :
first off -- i have emailed staff @ flight international magazine [ the biggest in the uk ] so hopefully by close of business tommorrow i might have a
thats assuming they dont file me with the loons for babbling about " invisible planes " -- lol
kudos to member JUSTYC for inspiration for doing that
ON_YUR_6 and NEFORMORE :
the C_5 makes particular sense -- as i am under the impression that a plain flying in for farnborough could very possibly over fly me on its way from
of course the " odd " discharge of the [ presumably ] starboard inner engine would be a big aid in identification
how would we find out of an inbound plane had some engine trouble ???
i agree with W_T_R : the idea of a display team is very unlikley -- it was 04:50 , and the red arrows use -- rather obviously BRIGHT RED hawk jets .
CLASHROCK : i am partially deaf and thus have no idea if it was making any sound -- sorry
but as for speed -- it was deffinitly doing 4oo kt - give or take
PYLE : glad to know you cannot see a plane either -- its good to know i am not loosing my mind
it was insanely early -- whem most sensible people are tucked up in bed -- but still its borad daylight over a very populous and small island .
the only issue with " stealth " is even ignoring the different exhaust from a presumably misbehaving engine
it left a stonking HUGE contriail -- which pretty much negates any lo vis measures
the military has had technology to suppress contrail formation for years -- the B52 had a system -- and allegedly the f117 / B2 have zero visible
if they want to reduce visibility -- the trails is the first thing you must adress IMHO
any other ideas -- keep em coming