Musapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1163 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5118 times:
I live in Nottingham of the UK and today I was on my friend's car back from school. It was like 4.30 in the afternoon and i saw lots of westbound flight flying high above the sky... I suddenly have a feeling, when can I escape from this boring place? I want to go somewhere, I want to go to PMI, have some sunshine there, or go to Munich have a good beer, go to Cologne have some chocolate, or Brussels for whatever... Although I have been to all these places before, I just want to escape...
So what will you guys think in your mind when you see these beautiful contrails on the sky? What will be in your brains? Perhaps lets have a little sharing here with you aviation guys?
Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
Quoting Musapapaya (Thread starter): So what will you guys think in your mind when you see these beautiful contrails on the sky?
I live under the LHR flight path and when it's a clear blue sky and it's nice and quiet ( non plane noises) I just smile and realize how great life is.
I also "plan" where I would like to go. LAX, SFO,JFK,MIA,ORD,SYD/MEL, NRT , Hong Kong etc.what airline I would fly, which class etc
e.g- My last one earlier this week was: BA LHR-LAX in first class, 4Nights in an airport hotel and do lots and lots of spotting.
I visit LHR almost every Saturday and I wish I could just walk through the passport control ( legally though ) and go to EDI or GLA for a days spotting but I don't hink that will happen for a while. So sitting by the LHR runways will have to do for now
But I could be alone on this one
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David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9643 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4921 times:
The contrails I see are mostly from North Atlantic flights. On a clear, sunny day I just think that's where I want to be (on the flight, that is, not in the North Atlantic - unless it's in the Azores).
DrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4787 times:
As someone who only became particularly interested in aviation within the last two years, it is really amazing how much more attention you play to flying-related matters on a day-to-day basis. I very rarely was aware of airplanes passing overhead in the past, but now it seems like I see them almost every time I go outside!
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Thorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4728 times:
From my garden I can see the LHR-Southeast Asia and FRA-East Asia routes. When the weather is fine, I always have the binoculars ready. When I see them, I can often identify the aircraft and the operator. Then I wish I had better binoculars, so that I could see the reg. Sometimes I wish I was in the plane, just to be in the plane, maybe sitting in first class and enjoying good food there. I don't think too much about the destinations. And I'm also looking forward to see the A380 with my own eyes. LH, SQ, MH, TG, and QF are candidates to have it flying over my house.
Isn't that our governments spreading airborne infectious materials (migratory bird patterms, my @ss)? or some new neuro-stimulating biologicals which make some of us spend inordinate amounts of time posting on message boards, web surfing, and blogging ourselves to death, all the while as the planet's resources are dwindling, natural disasters are increasing, ice caps are melting, and the populations are dying of heart disease, etc., etc., etc.
On a happier note, I finishing prepping my garden for the winter
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4270 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4224 times:
Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 9): I think "Where did I put my foil cap". Don't you know these are actually "chemtrails".
I am joking here, but some idiots think it is a CIA plot toward some nefarious mind control plan.
Google it if you want a good laugh.
You beat me to it DLPMMM. Indeed Chemtrails....cough..cough....Contrails for you gullible non conspiracy theorist bunch are either a form of mind control, weather modification or a way of population control, depending on which wacko theory you are inclined to believe.
Skywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4212 times:
I saw a fair share of contrails today. I always wish to be in the air when I see one. But then I realize I am on the ground and start thinking "Quick! To the computer! Look up the area "radar" and see what flight number that is! How high is he? Where is it going?" and so on......And since I got my new camera I have also started experimenting with contrail shots. In the winter I get the treat of seeing KLM685 and DLH498 fly over my hometown of Round Rock, TX as they fly towards MEX.