Contrail spotting May 2012

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Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by sn26567 » 07 May 2012, 16:18

Nobody started this thread yet. Is it due to the bad weather all over Europe?

This thread is now open for your best pictures of the month.
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by Kopinet » 08 May 2012, 19:43

Many clouds and a lot of haze the last days. Royal Air Force Airbus MRTT ZZ330 was around a few times, probably visiting Hannover, but I couldn´t find it in the sky :( . Still looking for a passable picture, but around 95% crappy , but I keep trying ;).

Greetings from Germany

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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by vader » 09 May 2012, 21:43

Hi,

my first photos in May (09.05)

Royal Air Maroc, RAM220, CN-ROU, B738, CMN-SVO, ABLOM(SK)-SKAVI-LOGDA-RUDKA, G13:18
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Lufthansa, DLH739, D-ABVX, B744, HKG-FRA, FL380, L984 W, G18:04
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Lufthansa, DLH738, D-ABVS, B744, FRA-HKG, FL330, L984 E, G18:59
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Singapore, SIA326, 9V-SWE, B77W, SIN-FRA, FL360, L984 W, G19:10
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by vader » 12 May 2012, 10:37

10th May

Transaero, TSO332, EI-UNZ, B772, BCN-DME, FL370, BABKO-BIGLU, G17:30
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Lufthansa, DLH738, D-ABVR, B744, FRA-HKG, FL330, L984 E, G19:03
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Asiana Cargo, AAR775, HL7414, B744F, ICN-VIE-MXP, FL400, L856 SW, G20:01
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Air Bridge Cargo, ABW4850, VP-BII, B742F, BCN-SVO, FL330, ABLOM(SK)-BIGLU, G20:07
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11th May - below cirrus

Aeroflot, AFL2522, VQ-BKT, A320, SVO-AGP, FL360, LETKI-BABKO, G18:53
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Asiana Cargo, AAR783, HL7417, B744F, ICN-DME-VIE-GOT, FL360, L856 SW, G18:59
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by leedseagle » 12 May 2012, 20:58

nice shots vadar
weather in leeds today has been clearest ive seen it for months hopefully end of rain and clouds
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by simon180399 » 14 May 2012, 19:13

leedseagle, you've got no chance bud, the met office is saying the rain is with us until at least the middle of june, just had a fortnight off work and not one day was it clear enough to get the scope out, typical!
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by DC10MD11 » 15 May 2012, 21:40

Hi
After days of RAIN :x :x we had some SUN at the weekend :D :D Sunday(13/05) we had about 3/4 hours of great sky before the clouds roll in with a HAZY sky.

Some of the results are below-----------more to follow


:D :D EUROATLANTIC CARGO BOEING 767 CS-TLZ :D :D ROUTING TO BELGIUM AT 32.000FT ON AIRWAY UL607.
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RYANAIR BOEING 737 ROUTING EAST ON AIRWAY UL9.
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JET2 .COM BOEING 737 ROUTING EAST ON AIRWAY UL9 34.000FT.
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by DC10MD11 » 15 May 2012, 23:04

Hi
follow on from above----------------




SURINAM A/Ws AIRBUS A340 PZ-TCP HEADING HOME FROM AMS AT 34.000FT(NO CONTRAIL) ROUTING ON UL9.
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by vader » 17 May 2012, 14:26

DC10MD11 - great EuroAtlantic Cargo!

9th May

Air France, AFR166, F-GZNL, B77W, CDG-BKK, FL310, PADKA-LUXAR-TEPNA, G16:05
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FAI Air Service, D-AMIG, F900 (Falcon 900DX), FL390, BABKO-BIGLU, G17:58 - look nice inside http://www.fai.ag/executive/falcon900dxeasy.html
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Global Jet Austria, HTG202, OE-GRF, H25B (Hawker 850XP), FL410, BABKO-BIGLU, G18:56
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Hungary Air Force, BRK81, reg. 03, C17, FL300, N133 SE, G19:03
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Jetalliance, JTG179, OE-HEO, CL30 (Challenger 300), FL430, BABKO-BIGLU, G19:45
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Cargolux, CLX785, LX-YCV, B744F, SIN-SGN-TBS-LUX, FL340, NM-PADKA, G19:46
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 20 May 2012, 14:58

Hi,

Not many pics through April and the start of May due to either bad weather or lack of movements.
Last saturday managed to capture this one in the evening when the heatwaves had dissapeared, making for some favourable conditions.

13/05/12

18:57: SQC7334 BRU-ORD FL340 9V-SFG
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Weather forcast looking great for the coming week, my main aim to capture the TNT 772F in/out of Liege that usually passes over routing west at dawn and back east at dusk. :)

Thanks,
James

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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by Kopinet » 22 May 2012, 23:02

Hello, some pictures from the last couple of days. As the sky was always hazy, most pics suffer. Today I managed to get the RAF ZZ330, but due to it´s grey colour it was virtually invisible and the resulting pictures terrible :( . Tomorrow we expect about 30' Celsius :oops: so conditions won´t improve.

Thanks for the nice pictures

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Fokker 50 P4-IAS from Air Astana with contrails flying over EDVY.
Fokker 50 P4-IAS from Air Astana with contrails flying over EDVY.
Dash 8 G-ECOH in Brussels colours, taken when there was no haze but intense heat...
Dash 8 G-ECOH in Brussels colours, taken when there was no haze but intense heat...
Lufthansa A319 D-AILU with mascot "LU" sticker on rear fuselage.
Lufthansa A319 D-AILU with mascot "LU" sticker on rear fuselage.
From Turkey: Tailwind 737-400 TC-TLC.
From Turkey: Tailwind 737-400 TC-TLC.
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Danube Wings Dash 8 OM-VRB.
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by andorra-airport » 22 May 2012, 23:58

Kopinet wrote: Fokker 50 P4-JAS from Air Astana with contrails flying over EDVY.
Nice photo's! That F50 seems to be far away from home?! Do you know where it was going to (or came from), Woensdrecht maybe?

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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by Kopinet » 23 May 2012, 19:10

andorra-airport wrote:
Kopinet wrote: Fokker 50 P4-IAS from Air Astana with contrails flying over EDVY.
Nice photo's! That F50 seems to be far away from home?! Do you know where it was going to (or came from), Woensdrecht maybe?


After some research and re-examination of the original picture I change the identity to P4-IAS, the Fokker which was put out of service and returned to the Netherlands. Thanks for the hint, so this could be corrected ;). When I looked up the fleetlist the IAS had already been removed :roll: . As I caught the aircraft just by chance and it wasn´t on flightradar, the route of the aircraft remains "in the dark" except for its western heading.

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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by vader » 24 May 2012, 22:44

Hi everyone,

poor conditions was today:

Qantas, QFA5, VH-OJE, B744, SYD-SIN-FRA, FL380, DIBED-GUBKO, G4:45 - 1 minute later was sunrise
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Emirates, UAE212, A6-ECA, B77W, IAH-DXB, FL350, above BINKA-LENOV, G12:05
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Roman Abramovich, P4MES, P4-MES, B763, TRN-NCE-VKO, FL390, poniżej BABKO-BIGLU, G14:01
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Aeroflot, AFL2352, VP-BKY, A320, SVO-VIE, FL320, LETKI-BABKO, G16:21
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BH Air, BGH5027, LZ-BHD, A320, BOJ-HAU, FL380, LENOV-DEMUR, G16:23
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Fly Niki, NLY8107, OE-LEC, A320, DME-VIE, FL380, L856 SW, G16:26 - Bad news
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Emirates, UAE162, A6-EGM, B77W, DUB-DXB, FL350, L986 SE, G17:15
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Thai, THA922, HS-TKG, B77W, BKK-FRA, FL360, DIBED-GUBKO, G17:22
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Condor, CFG4717, D-ABOL, B753, HRG-SSH-SXF, FL360, LENOV-GOVEN, G17:59
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Austrian, AUA604, OE-LBP, A320, DME-VIE, FL360, LETKI-BABKO, G18:25 - retro livery
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Singapore, SIA326, 9V-SWJ, B77W, SIN-FRA, FL360, L984 W, G18:42
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by DC10MD11 » 25 May 2012, 22:27

Weather forcast looking great for the coming week, my main aim to capture the TNT 772F in/out of Liege that usually passes over routing west at dawn and back east at dusk.

Thanks,
James

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Hi James
I saw the TNT BOEING 777 on radar today passing Ireland going west at 06.10 and at this time 21.20 it is just passing Manchester on its way back to Belgium.
Most aircraft coming from the USA are routing into the UK AROUND MANCHESTER and routing southeast towards LONDON AND THEN TURNING EAST.

Hope the winds change and they might route a lot more south :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :!:

A LOT OF HAZY HERE IN THE SOUTH :x :x :x :x :x :x .

All the best

:D :D DC10MD11

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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by Zorba » 26 May 2012, 15:07

DC10MD11 wrote:Hi
After days of RAIN :x :x we had some SUN at the weekend :D :D Sunday(13/05) we had about 3/4 hours of great sky before the clouds roll in with a HAZY sky.

Some of the results are below-----------more to follow


:D :D EUROATLANTIC CARGO BOEING 767 CS-TLZ :D :D ROUTING TO BELGIUM AT 32.000FT ON AIRWAY UL607.
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Inbound to OST, it is parked there a lot lately, doing some contracts :) Very nice picture!
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by vader » 27 May 2012, 01:03

26th May

Atlas Air, GTI8850, N477MC, B744F, VLC-NRT, FL350, ABLOM(SK)-BIGLU, G11:31
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Red Wings, RWZ9674, RA-64046, Tu204, BCN-VKO, FL370, TOVKA(SK)-BIGLU, G12:30
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Transaero, TSO332, EI-UNM, B773, BCN-DME, FL350, ABLOM(SK)-BIGLU, G17:39
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Air France, AFR166, F-GZNN, B77W, CDG-BKK, FL310, PADKA-TEPNA, G18:51 - Sky Team livery
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Singapore, SIA326, 9V-SWI, B77W, SIN-FRA, FL350-, L984 W, G19:07 - Star Alliance livery; descending from FL360 to FL300
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I Fly, RSY9716, EI-ETI, A333, RMI-VKO, FL390, BABKO-BIGLU, G19:45 - the most beautiful livery from all A333!
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by DC10MD11 » 27 May 2012, 20:48

DC10MD11 wrote:Weather forcast looking great for the coming week, my main aim to capture the TNT 772F in/out of Liege that usually passes over routing west at dawn and back east at dusk.

Thanks,
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Hi James
I saw the TNT BOEING 777 on radar today passing Ireland going west at 06.10 and at this time 21.20 it is just passing Manchester on its way back to Belgium.
Most aircraft coming from the USA are routing into the UK AROUND MANCHESTER and routing southeast towards LONDON AND THEN TURNING EAST.

Hope the winds change and they might route a lot more south :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :!:

A LOT OF HAZY HERE IN THE SOUTH :x :x :x :x :x :x .

All the best

:D :D DC10MD11

Hi James
I saw your TNT BOEING 777 OO-TSC today-------------it was routing east at about 06.30am on its way back to Belgium so not much light and with the haze so not a great picture------Nice to see for the 1st time :D :D :D .

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Still trying to catch the CARGOLUX BOEING 747-800 :oops: :oops: :oops: .

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

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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by contrailwatcherUK » 28 May 2012, 22:06

Hi DC10MD11,

Nice capture of the TNT, it came over my way the other day but the flight was delayed so it was dark when it passed over . I would love to get a nice pic of this livery incase UPS buys the airline and changes the orange into brown :o :cry:
I woke up early this morning (5am) and got loads of pics, most trans-atlantic were routing on the UN20 airway and I was able to capture the SIA25 A380. The pics are all still on the camera though but I will try to upload them when the weather becomes unsettled. ;)

All the best,
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Re: Contrail spotting May 2012

Post by DC10MD11 » 29 May 2012, 21:43

Hi
This is a follow on from the 13th may---As you can see from below-a bit of a backlog :oops: :oops: .

Sky was hazy at first and then for about 3/4 hours i had clear sky until the sun was high and the cloud rolled in :cry: .

No details this time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,HOPE YOU LIKE.





KLM A330 ROUTING WEST MANY KMs AWAY.
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AIR BRLIN A330 ROUTING WEST .
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JET AIRWAYS A330 ROUTING WEST---NOT THE SAME AIRCRAFT IN BOTH PHOTOS
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EL AL BOEING 777 ROUTING EAST ON UL607.
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UNITED A/Ls BOEING 757 ROUTING WEST MANY KMs AWAY.
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JETAIRFLY BOEING 767 ROUTING EAST BACK TO BRUSSELS.
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KLM BOEING 747 ROUTING SOUTHWEST.
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UNITED BOEING 747 ROUTING EAST TO FRANKFURT.
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EASYJET A320 ROUTING EAST.
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THOMAS COOK A320 ALSO ROUTING EAST.
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AIR FRANCE BAE-146 ROUTING NORTH.
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LUFTHANSA A340 ROUTING WEST
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KLM A330 ROUTING WEST.
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LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A340-300 ALSO ROUTING WEST
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LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A340-600 ROUTING WEST.
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ONUR-AIR AIRBUS A321 ROUTING EAST
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USAF C-17 ROUTING WEST(RARE FOR ME) :D :D
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ARKEFLY BOEING 767 ROUTING WEST.
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DELTA A/Ls BOEING 767 ROUTING WEST(NOT ON RADAR)
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AIR BERLIN A330 ALSO ROUTING WEST,
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UNITED BOEING 767 OVER THE TOP ROUTING WEST.
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Thats it for now.

All the best
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