posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 04:31 AM
I have named the title "strange aeroplane manoeuvre" because I cannot confirm this plane was a commercial airliner but I do think this is what it
was for the simple reason I have never seen any other aircraft make contrails in the skies above us.
On Dec 11th my wife came home around 1pm (UK time) and said she saw an aeroplane that was producing a contrail make an unusual manoeuvre overhead, she
only had her iPhone with her but decided to take a couple of photos for me to see.
Around 15 minutes past from when she took the photos to when she returned home and showed me so I immediately went outside with my camera (Canon 400d)
to see if I could see anything.
Unfortunately the plane was nowhere to be seen but I took some pictures of the contrails it left behind.
I have provided the images here in this thread along with some "doodled" versions so show the flight path and I find it very interesting &
We live in North Wales (along the Menai strait) and it is normal to see contrails in the sky above us but I have never ever seen one turn so
drastically and in fact we only ever see straight contrails with the occasional one with a slight change in direction of a few degrees.
What is so strange about these images is not that the plane turns back on itself but rather the manner in which it makes multiple directional changes
to achieve this which are not normal. In other words if the plane just made a regular turn and headed back from the direction it came (leaving a
circular type contrail) I would not be surprised but this is not really like that and the pictures will show what I mean.
Anyone else seen this before?
Can anyone explain why the plane would make multiple direction changes to reach it's new flightpath and not just one?
here is the best pic she took with her iPhone
This shows side by side comparison of the route the plane took.
this one is what I took with my Canon 400d which clearly shows the "circular" contrail and also the possibility of a 2nd one prior to this although
my wife did not see another one.