KDTWflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 836 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8554 times:
I searched the forums to see if this had already been covered and didn't find it so forgive me if its already been posted. But on this past 9/11 some genius at NASA decided to orbit a WB-57 at FL490 over Houston. Apparently it freaked some people out.
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6725 times:
Quoting oly720man (Reply 1): Were "some people" in no way disturbed by the very many aircraft that fly every day to HOU? And yet a contrail that's not a straight line is a source of panic.
Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 3): It was at 49,000 feet. They could not even see the plane - just some contrails.
Remember just after 9-11 when commercial flights were grounded you could look up in the air and see the strange contrails that were going in circles of F-16s/F-15s etc patrolling the air as well as the occassional KC-135 up there to refuel them.