Contrail Spotting April 2011

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Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by DC10MD11 » 07 Apr 2011, 22:36

Hi to you all,
1st post for April------Enclosed some more photos which i took last Friday and Monday.
MONDAY was the best of the 2 days as the sky was clear(1st time in weeks) but very few movements.


EASYJET AIRBUS A320 GOING NORTH ON AIRWAY UM733.
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FLYBE GOING NORTH ALSO IN UM733
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AEROLOGIC BOEING 777 D-AALG GOING EAST ON UL607 AS BOX 413 CHICAGO/FRANKFURT--35.000ft.(TAKEN WITH THE TV SETTING ON CAMERA).
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CITYJET HS 146 GOING NORTHWEST ON UL15
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GULFSTREAM G-V VP-BKZ GOING NORTH AT 24.000ft ON AIRWAY UT420
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SWISS AIRBUS A340-300 HB-JMC GOING NORTHWEST ON AIRWAY UM733 AS SWR52--ZURICH/BOSTON.
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AIR FRANCE AIRBUS A380 F-HPJD ROUTING CDG-JFK AS AF10(SUN WAS HIGH :cry: :cry: :cry: )
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AIR FRANCE BOEING 747 GOING WEST ON AIRWAY UT420 FLYING IN THE MILK SKY.
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RYANAIR BOEING 737-800 GOING EAST ON UL9.
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WORLD AIRWAYS MD-11 TURNING WEST AS AJK3363???????????? :o :o :o :o :o :o
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FEDEX MD-11 GOING EAST TO GERMANY ON AIRWAY UL607----1 PHOTO IN THE MILK THE OTHER IN THE BLUE.
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MNG AIRLINES AIRBUS A300 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL9(RAF CHARTER)
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UPS MD-11 GOING EAST--MANY KMs AWAY.
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KALITTA AIR GOING EAST ON UL607.
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RYANAIR BOEING 737 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL9
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THATS IT FOR NOW.

All the best
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by tangolima » 08 Apr 2011, 17:13

Hello,

My first time that I did contrail spotting in 2011. 8-)

Seen above Ghent ( Belgium) from 16.25-17.25:

Ryanair B737-8AS EI-EMP
Ryanair B737-8AS TRS-STN
Lufthansa CRJ D-ACNM FL340
Lufthansa CRJ D-ACKI FL380
Lufthansa B737 D-ABEF FL320
Lufthansa A340 D-AIHC MUC-EWR FL360
Lufthansa A340 D-AIHP MUC-ORD FL340 -> LAMBOURNE
Lufthansa A340 D-AIHR MUC-LAX FL320
Lufthansa A340 D-AIHA MUC-SFO FL340
Lufthansa A340 D-AIFC MUC-YUL FL360
Lufthansa A340 D-AIHU MUC-BOS FL360
Air Finland B757 OH-AFI HEL-AGP
Jet4you B737 CN-RPA ( Was performing a test flight.)
Easy Jet A319 G-EZPG
Air Portugal A319 CS-TTL LIS-HAM
Aer Lingus A320 EI-DEH MUC-ORK FL380
Air Berlin A320 PMI-HAM
Transavia B737 PH-HSB AMS-AGP
Fly BE DASH8
Brussels Airlines Avro BRU-MAN
British Airways A319 G-EUPF MUC-LHR
Theberton Global5000 VP-BAM HDG West

Greetings,
All my posted timings are local !

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by DC10MD11 » 09 Apr 2011, 23:25

Hi
A few more photos from today-----I saw the AIR FRANCE AIRBUS A380 OVER france on FLIGHTRADAR 24 PRO so i got the scope out and their are the results below.
The Swiss and the Lufthansa also.


LUFTHANSA CANADAIR CL-600 GOING EAST ON UL607(Many KMs away)
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AIR FRANCE AIRBUS A380 F-HPJB HEADING WEST AS AFR010 AT 36.000ft ROUTING CDG-JFK.
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SWISS AIRBUS A340-300 HB-JML HEADING WEST AS SWR52 AT 34.000ft routing Zurich-Boston.
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Hope you like.
All the best
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by leedseagle » 10 Apr 2011, 11:19

Hi there

a couple from last two days Barlow removed for the summer as lots of haze and heatwaves so scope only out 2 hours 15 mins after sunrise and before sunset

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Friday 8/4 08:15am WOA9615 N271WA MD11 Heading 279* on UL46 38000ft
I saw 3 World Airways Friday morning this one with abbrieviation WOA, another MD11 with dark blue tail with abbrieviation CMB and another B747 with dark blue tail with abbrieviation JAE :?

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Sat 9/4 19:00 EZY422Q G-EZDY A319 Heading 339* on UY250 20350ft on decent to Newcastle

Other noteable sitings towards end of last month
LH404 A380 heading NW on UL602 very distance but stiil huge
Boeing C-17 Globemaster USAF twice Everyday since it all kicked off in Libya. Heading 279* on UL46 around 7am and other direction heading 112* on same flightpath around 12:30 midday

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 10 Apr 2011, 15:06

DC10MD11 wrote:AIR FRANCE AIRBUS A380 F-HPJB HEADING WEST AS AFR010 AT 36.000ft ROUTING CDG-JFK.
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Nice clear shot of the air france a380! such a shame their livery is so plain underneath :roll:

some pics from this weekend:

PH-BVA KLM792
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G-EOMA
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by DC10MD11 » 11 Apr 2011, 21:44

Hi
One more photo which i took on sunday 10th april---hope you like-At long last the moon+aircraft.



:D :D :D AER LINGUS AIRBUS A320 HEADING NORTHWEST TO DUBLIN. :D :D :D

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Will have more photos soon(lack of time).

All the best
:D :D DC10MD11 :D :D

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by galaxy » 11 Apr 2011, 22:45

DC10MD11 wrote: One more photo which i took on sunday 10th april---hope you like-At long last the moon+aircraft.
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Incredible photo . Congratulations for the very nice shot.

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by DC10MD11 » 18 Apr 2011, 21:12

Hi to you,
Some more photos which i took on the 10th april(a bit late)The sun at this time of year is high so some aircraft look white washed due to this.
No flight in formation as i lost it :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: .

ALL aircraft in the photos are common so i have not named them as most of you know them.

ALL taken in the southeast of england on AIRWAYS UL9--UL607UT--420--UM733


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:D :D :D :D NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D :D :D :D
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Any feed back welcome.

All the best
:D :D DC10MD11 :D :D

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by Kysky » 19 Apr 2011, 12:37

Hi,
in last time weather was bad, photos were ugly. Some photos of rare Galaxy
Lockheed C5A Galaxy (USAF) 17th April, Time: 1:16 am
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Lockheed C5A Galaxy (USAF) 17th April , Time: 2:11 pm
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Boeing 747-400 (Lufthansa) sunset
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by leedseagle » 22 Apr 2011, 15:15

hi there

A few from last week just before sunset

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DLH484 D-AIHI A346 36000FT FRA-EWR 281* on UL46

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SAS 2550 LN-RPA B737 20325FT Climbing MAN-ARV Heading 53* (not on airway SAS seem to fly over Yorkshire Tria(g) to get to Scandinavia)

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THY11 TC-JJB B777 35975FT IST-JFK 281* on UL46

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SHT12Q (BA1336) G-EUXH A321 17150FT LHR-NCL 337* UY250

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DLH420 D-AIKB A333 36000FT FRA-BOS 280* UL46

Also Lufthansa A380s have put in a few apperences in the last few days on UL46 DLH400 at 10:55am and DLH404 at 17:30pm and another added to its fleet in May as DLH454 FRA-SFO http://www.airlinereporter.com/2011/03/ ... ed-states/

Also took family for a Picnic to Myrtle Park (At end of 27L at Heathrow) quiet at first as planes were taking off from 27L and Landing on 27R but then wind changed and they switched runways and Take offs from 09R were taking off right over our heads Singapore 317 A380 Definately the Highlight :shock:

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by Kysky » 22 Apr 2011, 15:23

Hi,
some photos of big planes over our heads yesterday
Airbus A380-861 (Emirates) 25 kilometers far away and 10 kilometers high up
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Some Boeing B747, rare Airline, please, does anyone know what this airline is?
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by Ian K » 22 Apr 2011, 20:54

Kysky wrote: Some Boeing B747, rare Airline, please, does anyone know what this airline is?
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Looks like Evergreen to me :)

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Evergree ... 1879666/L/

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by Bert_C » 22 Apr 2011, 21:06

Here's my contribution for April:

HB-JME Swiss International A340-313
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A6-EHE Etihad Airways Airbus A340-642
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E6-EHI Etihad Airways Airbus A340-642
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A6-HRM Dubai Air Wing Boeing 747-422
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HL7437 Korean Air Cargo Boeing 747-4B5F/SCD
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D-AIMB Lufthansa Airbus A380-841
Normally the Frankfurt-JFK A380 routes 30km north of my location,
but this day it was "only" 15km.
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G-VSUN Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A340-311
This picture was taken through a gap in the clouds.
Light from the clouds beneath is reflecting on her wings.
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9V-SKI Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-841
It had been a long time since i've seen a SIA A380 overhead again...
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PH-KZM KLM Cityhopper Fokker 70
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OH-LXH Finnair Airbus A320-214 (descending for Brussels Airport)
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G-EZAP Easyjet Airbus A319-111 (descending for Brussels Airport)
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Hope you like them!

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by Kysky » 22 Apr 2011, 22:16

Ian K: thank you for the information :)

Don't you know what happened at the London - Heathrow airport yesterday? Emirates A380 was delayed for three hours, and some aircraft not fly.

Today's photos
Boeing 747 (Air Cargo Berlin)
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Lockheed C5A Galaxy (USAF)
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Airbus A380-842 (Qantas) 60 kilometers far away (!!) over the Czech Republic. Qantas never fly over the Czech Republic, always fly over the Poland
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Boeing 747 (Evergreen International Airlines)
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by hugo36 » 23 Apr 2011, 21:36

Hi from France,
nice pictures, I'm a beginner with this kind of pic (already took contrails shots, but I had a 400mm only, so
now I'm trying to use the Skywatcher 150-1200 to improve my pics)

So, that's my first ones

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I'm located near LFLX, so here is the map for France:
https://www.sia.aviation-civile.gouv.fr ... NR-6.2.pdf

I think the airway spotted is UL167

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by DC10MD11 » 24 Apr 2011, 18:47

Hi
A few more pictures which i took on the 22th April.----------------ALL 4 pictures are taken with my NEW TELE VIEW BARLOW.
HAD to take them at 400 iso to get the light+when looking into the VIEW FINDER THEIR IS A BLACK SHADOW ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: LEAVING ABOUT 70% OF THE VIEW FINDER O/K????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CAN ANY ONE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
SKY was like MILK and still is :cry: :cry: :cry:

NICE to see your pictures HUGO 36 :D :D :D .




LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A380 D-AIMA LH405 COMING BACK FROM JFK ROUTING EAST TO FRA ON AIRWAY UL607 AT 38.000ft.
COMES OVER EVERY DAY ABOUT 9.00 AM.
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LUFTHANSA BOEING 747-400 ROUTING EAST ON AIRWAY UL9-------MIA TO FRA at 37.000ft.
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MORE pictures soon.

ALL the best
:D :D DC10MD11 :D :D

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 24 Apr 2011, 21:17

DC10MD11 wrote:HAD to take them at 400 iso to get the light+when looking into the VIEW FINDER THEIR IS A BLACK SHADOW ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: LEAVING ABOUT 70% OF THE VIEW FINDER O/K????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????CAN ANY ONE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
SKY was like MILK and still is :cry: :cry: :cry:
The black shadow is probably due to some misalignment somewhere between the barlow lens and the primary mirror.

This might be due to "slop" in the focuser. The barlow lens with camera can be quite heavy and weigh the focuser barrel down causing a misalignment with the mirrors. Check the barrel is still straight with the barlow lens and camera attached. Bring the focuser outwards as far as it goes. Move the camera from side to side and up and down gently to see if there is any significant movement. If there is, use an allen key to tighten the middle bolt (on skywatcher crayford focuser) until there is no more movement.


Finally, check the collimation on the scope. For barlow lenses to work well it has to be a near perfect collimation. I'd reccommend to use a cheshire eyepiece, or even the collimating cap to align the mirrors. This video is really helpful and easy to follow guide for collimating :) http://www.andysshotglass.com/Collimating.html



These are my photos from the weekend, sky was really good on friday and saturday but today has been really hazy and did not get the chance to take any photos :( :

KLM713, PH-KCA
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SVA904 N491EV
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 25 Apr 2011, 22:01

Hi,

Some shots from today, was a bit hazy this morning but conditions got better in the afternoon.


MON329 G-SMAN FL290
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SLM994 PZ-TCP FL350
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CLX861 LX-YCV FL370
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SQC7953 9V-SFM FL350
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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by DC10MD11 » 27 Apr 2011, 08:46

Hi
A few more pictures from last weekend------------sky was very hazy and still is today with rain forcast for the next few days with some sun.



CYPRUS AIRWAYS AIRBUS A320 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL607
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AIR FRANCE BOEING 777 GOING WEST TO SFO ON AIRWAY UM733
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UNITED BOEING 777 GOING EAST TO FRA AT 36.000ft ON AIRWAY UL9.
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LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A380 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL607 FROM JFK TO FRA AT 37.000ft.
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US AIR AIRBUS A330 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL607 39.000 TO FRA(MANY KMs AWAY)
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SINGAPORE A/Ls BOEING 747-400 GOING EAST AS SIA25 FROM JFK VIA FRA TO SINGAPORE AT 39.000ft.
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AIR FRANCE AIRBUS A340 F-GLZJ GOING WEST TO JFK AT 36.000ft ON AIRWAY UM733
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Thats all for now.

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Re: Contrail Spotting April 2011

Post by DC10MD11 » 02 May 2011, 20:53

Hi to you all,
A few more pictures from the last weekend of april------sky was cool with a little bit of haze untill the sun got to high.----------------hope you like.



TUI AIRLINES BELGIUM BOEING 767-300 OO-TUC GOING EAST TO BRUSSELS ON AIRWAY UL9.
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AIR FRANCE/CITY JET HS-146 GOING NORTHWEST TO BELFAST.
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CONDOR BOEING 767 GOING EAST BACK TO FRANKFURT ON AIRWAY UL9
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THOMAS COOK BOEING 757-200 GOING EAST OUT OF GATWICK WITH SPECIAL MARKINGS TO PROMOTING EGYPT
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1 OF THE MANY LUFTHANSA FLIGHTS WHICH PASS OVER THE SOUTHEAST OF ENGLAND EVERY DAY.
LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A340-600 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL607.
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MANY KMs AWAY UNITED STATES AIRFORCE KC-135 GOING SOUTH(TAKEN ABOUT 7.20am).RARE
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DELTA A/Ls BOEING 767 GOING EAST TO ZURICH ON AIRWAY UL607
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UNITED BOEING 777 GOING EAST TO FRANKFURT ALSO ON AIRWAY UL607
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SWISS AIRBUS A340 HB-JMB ROUTING NORTHWEST TO BOSTON IN THE EVENING SUN.
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DHL AIRBUS A300 GOING EAST ON AIRWAY UL9
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TUNISAIR AIRBUS A320 TS-IMC ROUTING TO LHR AT 13.000ft.
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AIR MAURITIUS AIRBUS A340-300 ROUTING TO LHR AT 15.000ft.
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BA AIRBUS A321 ALSO ROUTING TO LHR EARLY A.M .13.000ft.
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MANY KMs AWAY BIZJET?????????????ROUTING NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 20.000ft.
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ETHIOPIAN A/Ls BOEING 767 ROUTING TO LHR AT 14.000ft.
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THOMAS COOK AIRBUS A330 TURNING RIGHT ROUTING NORTH.
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UNKNOW BIZ ROUTING NORTHWEST AT 22.000ft.
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MONARCH AIRBUS A330 ROUTING EAST OUT OF LGW
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KENYA AIRWAYS BOEING 777 ROUTING TO LHR EARLY A,M -----15.000ft.
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THE AIRCRAFT WHICH ROUTE TO LHR GO VIA BIGGIN HILL WAY POINT(ABOUT 20 MILES AWAY TO THE NORTH)-THEY COME OVER MY HOME AT ABOUT 10-15.000ft.
MOST AIRCRAFT ARE PUT IN THE HOLD FOR ABOUT 10-15 MINS AT BIGGIN BEFORE ROUTING TO LHR.

IF YOU DO NOT WANT PICTURES OF AIRCRAFT TO LHR(NON-CONTRAIL)PLEASE SAY SO AND I WILL NOT BUT THEM ON THIS SITE??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????.

THATS IT FOR NOW.

ALL THE BEST TO YOU ALL,
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