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Strange contrails ....

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I have photographed this A380 over St-Dizier 2 days ago, with these pretty looking contrails, I had never seen before. Anyone would be able to give me some informations ?

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Seems to me like sunlight reflecting on ice crystals.
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Ah, new chemtrail formula. Interesting...
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Chemtrails of the iluminati.
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Finally, the rainboow airplane. I was always wondering were those rainbows came from. :P

What Rene klok wrote down is a plausible explenation, but anyway nice picture

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Chemtrails of the iluminati.
I hope Calot was wearing his tinfoil hat!
:shock: :wink:

Here is an interesting explanation of these contrails:


http://contrailscience.com/aerodynamic- ... contrails/

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This is caused by the aerplane wings flying through moist air at high altitude. The air above the wings is more compressed than normal en causes a cloud-vortex. In ideal conditions, such as this photo, the sun relects on the ice christals and beautifull rainbow colors appear.

The effect can be very photogenic:http://www.rkellenaers-photography.nl/p ... 3/edf2e84a

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It's not an A380 you photographed/digitalized.... :shock:
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Triple Nickel wrote:This is caused by the aerplane wings flying through moist air at high altitude. The air above the wings is more compressed than normal en causes a cloud-vortex. In ideal conditions, such as this photo, the sun relects on the ice christals and beautifull rainbow colors appear.

The effect can be very photogenic:http://www.rkellenaers-photography.nl/p ... 3/edf2e84a

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Thank you very much ! :wink:
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Bennie wrote:It's not an A380 you photographed/digitalized.... :shock:

So, and what is it ?
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It looks a lot like a Thai 747-400.
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I'd go for the Thai A380... "small" winglets and a much bigger wing than a B744.
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Triple Nickel wrote: The air above the wings is more compressed than normal
Errr... That would make it a very undynamic wing... :) Lift is generated because the airflow over a wing takes longer than under the wing, creating a dynamic pressure difference which pushes the wing up.

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Flyboy wrote:It looks a lot like a Thai 747-400.
I see a B747 as well.......
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Great pic! It's an A380 for sure, look at the wingroots, the shape of the wing and the tail.
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