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  • mrtotty
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2008
    • 1062

    Strange Event Above Tonbridge

    Last night, at about 2030, I walked outside and noticed a four-engined airliner approach from WSW, perform a sort of sharp loop turn and go back in a similar direction, all the time maintaining a cruising altitude of about 39,000 feet. The aircraft left a very distinctive contrail.

    I tried to find the aircraft on FlightRadar24, but couldn't. Does anyone know what might have gone on? Could it have been a military aircraft?
  • EGTC
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2009
    • 2835

    #2
    I noticed a few contrails over my area that were not the usual routes! I then found out there was a Bombardier Sentinel or two flying around down Oxford way and so imagined it was that around here too. Perhaps down your way you had an AWACS?
    Y.N.W.A

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    • Moggy C
      Moderator
      • Jan 2000
      • 20534

      #3
      Chem trails!

      We are all doomed.

      Run!

      Moggy
      "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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      • mrtotty
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2008
        • 1062

        #4
        Many thanks to you both. An AWACS (B707-based?) sounds the most likely.

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        • Giblets
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2008
          • 458

          #5
          Ditto above Bristol, a bit high to tell on engines, aproach the area from the North West, turned south, followoed by a U-turn to North, then (about the same point it had turned south) it turned North East, approx 7.30pm.

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