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See also: China Olympics 2008, cloud seeding
Clouds were seeded during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing using rockets, so that there would be no rain during the opening and closing ceremonies. although others dispute their claims of success
The upper atmosphere data that correlates to the date and time of most of the Doppler images indicate that conditions for persistent contrail formation are not present in the atmospheric profile.
Originally posted by waynos
Further to my previous post, today I saw two planes crossing paths in a clear sky. This is the sort of sighting that is so beloved of chemtrail believers. They say that airliners don't cross paths and if planes do its is a sign they are sprayers. Though there is no explanation of why sprayers would need to cross.
A perfect opportunity then to put this theory to the test. This is what I saw;
Zooming in, so that I might identify them better this was the view.
firstly travelling across my line of sight in a Northerly direction;
And then travelling directly along my line of sight, facing West
Flightglobal Atlas again showed only two possible links in my area, with the rest of the sky being completely clear both on screen and in reality, as follows.
Hex Code 405EE0
Flight number SHT6T
Operator British Airways
Origin London, Heathrow
Destination Glasgow, Abbotsinch
Hex Code AA9249
Flight number UAL903
Operator United Airlines
Origin Munich, Franz Josef Strauss
Destination Washington, Dulles International
At first I suspected failure as the rather blurry dark blue hull of the A320 was recognisable, but the United 777 looked completely the wrong colour.
However a google for the term United 777 revealed that I was simply out of touch, witness here;
And so there we have it. Two unrelated commercial flights, one Intercontinental and one domestic, making a cross in the sky.
Glad to be of service