Whilst photographing these aircraft a similar claim popped into my mind. This is not so much directly from ATS, but is a claim directly from a source
that is frequently referenced by believers, You Tube!!
There are several you tube videos and clips where the uploader talks about ghost planes. Secret invisible government planes that are involved in
spraying chemtrails, such as these, amongst others;
To most people the claim is clearly nonsense, but some must believe it for they give credence to these claims. This thought occurred to me as I was
observing the aircraft I have posted above approaching me. The effect is cause by the angle the plane is photographed from in relation to the sun and
the atmospheric conditions, which on this day were quite hazy which is why the zoom crops are so fuzzy. If these guys were honest, they would
photograph the plane after the angle changed, as I have above, but they don’t want that. They actually want to take advantage of an optical effect
that any aviation photographer would be well familiar with as use it to dupe people into believing their fairy story.
Remember the Lufthansa A380 from the previous post? On approach it looked like this;
A clear candidate for a hoax invisible sprayer claim, but as you can see above, it was nothing of the sort.
A few minutes after the A380 had gone I detected the Approach of Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 D-ABVX from Frankfurt to JFK at 36,000ft and 552mph. On its
initial approach, from the same direction, the conditions gave it the same ghostly appearance like thus;
Obviously, as it progressed the effect was reduced and by the time I captured it crossing another freshly left trail it was perfectly visible
Another sighting that excites interest is the odd looking trail with ‘fronds’ hanging down. This actually gets mentioned in a few different
claims. That it is a sign of the chemicals descending from a chemtrail is but one of them. Another popular claim is that it is a sign of a PDW engine
such as would power the mythical Aurora aircraft.
Anyone who has been here a while will instantly recognise this as just such a trail. The way this was left, however, was no super secret PDW powered
hypersonic chemtrailer. It was a City Jet Avro RJ85, registration EI-RJE, travelling from Paris to Newcastle at 28,000ft and 449 mph, in Air France
colours and the odd looking trail was how it looked 12 minutes after the plane had passed.
Another claim that is often made by some people is that the chemtrails are really low level, and not high at all. Well, clearly all the ones I have
posted above were left at 28,000ft or higher. I also, and with some difficulty, observed lower flying planes as much as possible. Every single plane I
saw that left ANY sort of trail was at the height I have just mentioned. For completeness here are some that didn’t;
Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 A7-ACJ en route from Manchester to Doha at 21,700ft and 476mph
Thomson Boeing737-800, G-TAWR, Manchester to Sharm el Sheikh, 16,750ft, 463mph
Emirates Airbus A380-800 A6-EDG, Manchester to Dubai, 22,200ft, 524mph
The common denominator here (and the many others I haven’t posted) is that they are flying through lower air as they climb following take off in
Manchester, where the air is warmer and the water content of the exhaust never freezes in the first place.
This also explains why it is that the commonly seen explanation that “I live near an airport and I rarely used to see trails but I do now!” is a
minomer as you will NEVER see trails from any plane using that nearby Airport, only from the high altitude traffic passing overhead, see also the
destinations for all the other pics I posted to see this is consistent.
There are several other images of planes leaving trails and others not, but the only ones I got that did not appear on FR 24 other than the plane in
the first post were small private aircraft and a USAF KC-10 and C-17 that I spotted.