When you see a contrail in the sky, do you ever wonder what kind of plane it is, where it departed and where it’s going?
Monday afternoon on our way home, Motor Man and I noticed a particularly wide contrail. He commented that the plane must be really large.
When he came in the house, he immediately logged on to one of his favorite web-sites, Flight Aware. He learned that it was a United Airlines plane, a Boeing 747. It had departed Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, Georgia, and was en route to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. The length of the flight was a little less than eight hours, and the plane was traveling in excess of 600 miles per hour.
By the time I thought about taking a picture, the contrail had nearly dissipated.
Although Motor Man is on that site often, we’ve really only “researched” a particular contrail a time or two in the past.
Isn’t that internet amazing?
~These Days Of Mine~