25th Sep 2007, 18:31
Left work in Leeds this evening and there were three vapour trails describing a large circle in the sky. I have no idea of the altitude of them but they were high. They were over the sky towards York. I've never seen them before so hence the following question:
Do any of you fine people have any idea as to what had created them and why. One lad at work said he wondered if it may have been an awac on exercise.
Thanks in Advance
25th Sep 2007, 20:36
Would imagine it's tankers, either VC10's or KC135's. See them quite often over MME.
25th Sep 2007, 23:03
More than likely an AWACs...
Done a VC10 tanker flight....:ok: Not above FL250
25th Sep 2007, 23:49
It'll be the Awacs probably. Theres been a few different ones around these past few days.
26th Sep 2007, 06:54
Chemtrails - that's what they are! At least, that's what some would say!!!
26th Sep 2007, 08:43
AWACS contrails, viewed from above:
26th Sep 2007, 20:12
201 E-3F French Airforce, C/S FAF9050
was the AWAC doing circuits. It was even mentioned in the Yorkshire Evening Post, as some concerned residents rung the MOD with their concerns:confused:
27th Sep 2007, 18:20
Here she is looking mighty fine, taken here directly over my house, ten miles west of York. :ok:
27th Sep 2007, 21:03
Good curry served on board, so I understand....
28th Sep 2007, 00:51
My Father told me he had seen an Aircraft flying around from about 3pm until about 7pm over Leeds.
E3 I missed it!!! Not that it is Timetabled!!:ugh:
What level was the E3 at?
28th Sep 2007, 07:26
I saw these circles, from the east. They were separate circles, not spirals, as in the photo above of the AWACS contrails. I took a photo, but not able to post it at the moment. It's not a very good one, anyway.
28th Sep 2007, 12:56
UK4 is located over the York area & has E3's circling most days. Usually between FL290 & FL330.
Hope that helps
28th Sep 2007, 15:54
Whilst I was listening he was on FL310 for most of that time.