reply to post by backinblack
The OP showed clear pics of multiple trails.
Yes. Saw them. SO? They were perfectly normal, ordinary CONtrails. I've seen them for decades, and decades. NO differences....just more,
because....wait for it!....MORE airplanes!! (**)
(**)Oh, and....this tends to go long, has been explained many times....the ENGINE technology has changed, also over the last ten+ years....the TYPES
of engines more prevalent....the HIGH-bypass turbofans....on those more and more airplanes. They make "fluffier", and more persisitent, on average,
contrails than older LOW-bypass turbofans....and WAY more than the even older turbojets.
Noted they were aware of air traffic movement that did NOT match with pictured trails..
NO. Nope, not true. Care to point it out to me?? DId I miss it??
The OP is a Private Pilot....said so himself. About 300 hours TT (total time). Small airplanes. Cessnas, Pipers, that sort of thing. He DID
mention he had time in 'high performance' airplanes....what that means to a layperson is different than to people who know about flying. It relates
to the horsepower of the engine, in any particular light airplane. Another term that relates is "complex". These are fairly recent terms, the FAA
(in U.S., don't know about other jurisdictions) now require low-time (inexperienced) pilots be "checked out" and "signed off" on these
variations....airplanes that are more powerful, faster and more 'complex' (I.E. retractable landing gear) than the trainers they learned in. THIS
all came about because of an upsurge in accidents.....inexperienced pilots "biting off more than they could chew".
(It was also, jokingly, called the "Doctor/Lawyer Effect". People in professions who had the financial means, after they had just gotten their
licenses, to go out and buy these very expensive "toys"....and proceeded to kill themselves, and others due to their lack of experience in the,
ANYWAY....as a pilot, even WITH his Instrument Rating (good on him!!!) he still isn't well-versed with the High Altitude Enroute Airway
....which I gave him links to. If you would be so kind to go back and review the thread, you can get caught up.......and maybe learn
a bit too.
Those contrails, in their locations, were exactly where they are supposed to be....for the HUGE amount of north/south bound traffic along the USA east
coast. I have flown along there for years, thousands of hours....it is very familiar to me.......THINK about the fact that there's a HUGE continent
down southwards of North America....check out a map. Lots of people wish to travel to/from many destinations there. Oh, and note how much farther
EAST much of South America is, in relation to the United States.....Enjoy your lessons, I'm available for tutoring, free of charge.
Donations accepted, via PayPal, though.....