Contrail spotting April 2020

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Contrail spotting April 2020

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Hi
Taken from the front of my home over the last few weeks.....Few movements at this time mostly freighters
ATLAS AIR BOEING 747F  N486MC ROUTING JFK-RMS RAMSTEIN 39,000FT.
ATLAS AIR BOEING 747F N486MC ROUTING JFK-RMS RAMSTEIN 39,000FT.
SAUDIA BOEING 747 TF-AMA ROUTING LGG-JFK AS SV3901   32,000FT.......LONG WAY OFF.
SAUDIA BOEING 747 TF-AMA ROUTING LGG-JFK AS SV3901 32,000FT.......LONG WAY OFF.
LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A340 D-AIGU ROUTING SAN JOSE--FRANKFURT AS LH341   41,000FT.
LUFTHANSA AIRBUS A340 D-AIGU ROUTING SAN JOSE--FRANKFURT AS LH341 41,000FT.
CONDOR BOEING 767 D-ABUF ROUTING FRANKFURT--CANCUN AS CFG8418.   36,000FT.
CONDOR BOEING 767 D-ABUF ROUTING FRANKFURT--CANCUN AS CFG8418. 36,000FT.
WESTERN GLOBAL AIRLINES MD-11 N542KD ROUTING DOVER--LIEGE AS WGN0188   35,000FT......NOT GREAT DUE TO HIGH SUN,
WESTERN GLOBAL AIRLINES MD-11 N542KD ROUTING DOVER--LIEGE AS WGN0188 35,000FT......NOT GREAT DUE TO HIGH SUN,
TUI BOEING 787 PH-TFL ROUTING AMS--PARAMARIBO AS TFL4EA.   40,000FT.
TUI BOEING 787 PH-TFL ROUTING AMS--PARAMARIBO AS TFL4EA. 40,000FT.
TUI BOEING 787 PH-TFL ROUTING AMS--PARAMARIBO AS TFL4EA.   40,000FT.
TUI BOEING 787 PH-TFL ROUTING AMS--PARAMARIBO AS TFL4EA. 40,000FT.
All the best and stay safe.
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a330a340 wrote: 08 Apr 2020, 13:42 Hi
Taken from the front of my home over the last few weeks.....Few movements at this time mostly freighters
Agree! :D

12.04
SF Airlines, CSS7286, PVG-ZAG, B-2422, B744, FL340, L856 SW, G8:58
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Only one today - 13.04

ADB, ADB32F, XCR-GML, UR-82007, A124, FL330, SOPAV-DORER, G11:42
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Cześć,

12.04

Georgian, TGZ781, TBS-SXF, 4L-TGC, B738, FL400, RUMUK-GOVEN, G9:32
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Cathay Pacific, CPA68, FRA-MXP-HKG, B-LJB, B748, FL330, BABKO-BIGLU, G14:40
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Neos, NOS893, MXP-SZX, EI-NEO, B789, FL390, ABLOM-BIGLU, G16:21
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Aviastar-TU, TUP6504, LJU-VKO, VQ-BBU, B752, FL350, ABLOM-BIGLU, G18:09
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Junoyeo, DKH1668, MXP-PVG, B-208A, B789, FL350, BABKO-BIGLU, G18:17 - Chinese Silk Ribbon
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Alitalia, AZA9410, FCO-OVB-PVG, EI-DDH, B772, FL410, ABLOM-BIGLU, G18:41 - SkyTeam
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Cześć,

08.04
Volga Dnepr, VDA3152, DME-PMI, RA-76951, IL76, FL340, Z186 SW, G12:10
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09.04
Asiana Cargo, AAR789, ICN-DME-VIE-MXP, HL7618, B744, FL360, L856 SW, G19:21
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10.04
DAF, DAF7829, xxx-AAL, C-080, CL60, FL340, KEKED-DEMUR, G13:13
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Many nice contrail pictures of the An-225 Mriya UR-82060 have appeared on social media recently, as the aircraft has been carrying medical supplies to Poland (Warsaw) and France (Vatry).

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Hi,

It's my first post so if it's misplaced, please point me in the right direction.

Yesterday April 20th, between 21:38 and 21:45, I saw no less than 30 planes (number isn't precise as i ran upstairs and might have missed something) crossing the Brussels sky at high altitude (very very faint engine noise), going SW to NE, probably passing Brussels a few km on the south. They were pretty fast, as far as I can tell since it was nighttime and I'm not a seasoned plane spotter.

I became curious because they were all following the same route, at 15 to 30 second of interval, with consistent speed with one another, and when I checked on flightradar nothing was registered. These days there isn't much traffic, and suddenly 30 planes cross the sky ? Anyone has any idea what it could be ?

Many thanks.

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Telemark wrote: 21 Apr 2020, 12:17 Hi,

It's my first post so if it's misplaced, please point me in the right direction.

Yesterday April 20th, between 21:38 and 21:45, I saw no less than 30 planes (number isn't precise as i ran upstairs and might have missed something) crossing the Brussels sky at high altitude (very very faint engine noise), going SW to NE, probably passing Brussels a few km on the south. They were pretty fast, as far as I can tell since it was nighttime and I'm not a seasoned plane spotter.

I became curious because they were all following the same route, at 15 to 30 second of interval, with consistent speed with one another, and when I checked on flightradar nothing was registered. These days there isn't much traffic, and suddenly 30 planes cross the sky ? Anyone has any idea what it could be ?

Many thanks.
Welcome to Aviation24.be !

You most probably saw the Starlink satellites, which have been clearly visible in Belgian skies on many of the recent evenings:

[EN]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink
[FR]https://www.sudinfo.be/id180740/article ... ce-qui-est

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[NL]https://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20200420_04928049

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Cześć,

22.04

Vulkan Air, VKA132, KBP-HHN, UR-CQV, AN26, FL200, KOVUS-PADKA, G18:25
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Hi
Taken over the last 3/4 weeks from outside my home Sun is getting high now so pictures not great.

WESTERN  GLOBE MD-11 N545JN ROUTING CHICAGO-FRANKFURT AS WGN4601  33,000.
WESTERN GLOBE MD-11 N545JN ROUTING CHICAGO-FRANKFURT AS WGN4601 33,000.
VOLGA-DNEPR AIRLINES  IL-76 RA-76511 ROUTING GANDER-MAASTRICHT AS VDA3195    32,000FT.  NOT GREAT DUE TO THE HIGHT SUN,
VOLGA-DNEPR AIRLINES IL-76 RA-76511 ROUTING GANDER-MAASTRICHT AS VDA3195 32,000FT. NOT GREAT DUE TO THE HIGHT SUN,
CARGOLUX BOEING 747 LX-VCM ROUTING BANGOR-LUXEMBOURG AS CLX57K   37,000FT.
CARGOLUX BOEING 747 LX-VCM ROUTING BANGOR-LUXEMBOURG AS CLX57K 37,000FT.
SAUDIA BOEING 747F TF-AMA ROUTING JFK-LIEGE AS SVA3900  32,000FT.
SAUDIA BOEING 747F TF-AMA ROUTING JFK-LIEGE AS SVA3900 32,000FT.
UPS BOEING 747F N579UP ROUTING LOUISVILLE--COLOGNE AS UPS213   39,000FT.
UPS BOEING 747F N579UP ROUTING LOUISVILLE--COLOGNE AS UPS213 39,000FT.
ASTRAL AVIATION BOEING 747F TF-AMU ROUTING JFK-LIEGE AS ABD4407 38,000FT DECENDING.
ASTRAL AVIATION BOEING 747F TF-AMU ROUTING JFK-LIEGE AS ABD4407 38,000FT DECENDING.
DHL BOEING 777 N773CK ROUTING CINCINNATI-BRUSSELS AS CKS977   35,000FT.
DHL BOEING 777 N773CK ROUTING CINCINNATI-BRUSSELS AS CKS977 35,000FT.
:D :D Some great pictures this month :D :D

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It's great that you people still can see some aircraft above you! But it looks like being cargo only :(
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sn26567 wrote: 23 Apr 2020, 15:33 It's great that you people still can see some aircraft above you! But it looks like being cargo only :(
Not only :D

Cześć,

24.04

Plus Ultra, PUE204, CAN-BCN, EC-NFQ, A346, FL380, BIGLU-SKARY, G8:34
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Superb clear pics, Vader!
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sn26567 wrote: 24 Apr 2020, 22:46 Superb clear pics, Vader!
Thanks, so I have another one :) I have nice, rare movement here recently ;)

Cześć,

25.04

Sichuan, CSC3809, CTU-LJU, B-8468, A332, FL360, Z186 SW, G6:30
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Love the Airbus A340 and a :D :D :D great picture Vader :D :D :D

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a330a340 wrote: 25 Apr 2020, 10:39 Love the Airbus A340 and a :D :D :D great picture Vader :D :D :D

:D a330a340 :D
Thanks! Two more below and much, much more nice planes from April still on my SD card ;)

23.04
DAF, DAF7560, CHQ-AAL, B-583, C30J, FL260, REGTO-DEMUR, G16:33
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Juneyao, DKH1636, MXP-PVG, B-20DT, B789, FL390, BABKO-BIGLU, G18:59 - Chinese Peony
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Cześć,

26.04

China Eastern, CES7070, MXP-PVG, B-6543, A332, FL370, ABLOM-BIGLU, G19:52
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Cześć,

my 1st ISS transit :D

28.04, 09:27:43.41
ISS size: 41.86″
distance to ISS: 660.11 km
transit duration: 1,17s

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Wow! Great pic, vader.
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sn26567 wrote: 29 Apr 2020, 12:27 Wow! Great pic, vader.
Thanks again! :)

30.04 - only one today

Aeroflot, AFL2613, MXP-SVO, VQ-BFK, B77W, FL350, ABLOM-BIGLU, G19:14
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