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180 degree contrailI don’t ever rexall seeing this. There are two in the photo. Any ideas? (photos-e1.flightcdn.com) More...
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I think I left the stove on...
High-altitude holding pattern would be my guess.
This is not an unusual sight along the Oregon coast. Seems like some newer aircraft leave KPAE and fly down the coast , then pull a 180 turn and return to KPAE. Test and promo flights.
Thanks. Here though, the top of the arc is pointing directly north. Towards KPAE
Aerial refueling and airborne radar/surveillance aircraft will fly large racetracks in the sky that sometimes will leave a contrail. Most of the time they try not to fly at altitudes that will leave a contrail.
If only there was a website that tracked aircraft by time and location......