Jet contrails on September 24 over Stittsville. Photo by B.R. Ravishankar.

Can anybody identify these planes?

Stittsville resident B. R. Ravishankar took these photos early on Tuesday evening. ┬áHe’s wondering if anyone knows what the planes were doing:

This evening as I was walking in my neighbourhood in Stittsville, I noticed several long contrails from airplanes. This is nothing unusual, but beautiful to see in clear blue skies. But what intrigued me today was that out of several planes with contrails, only one had another plane traveling right above it, at the same speed, with a much smaller contrail. It looked like a much smaller jet.

Jet contrails on September 24 over Stittsville. Photo by B.R. Ravishankar.
Jet contrails on September 23 over Stittsville. Photo by B.R. Ravishankar.

This is quite unusual, at least to me, since I believe no two planes are allowed to cross paths at the same time even at different elevations. I was curious about whether the media is aware of plane(s) being escorted by NORAD or Canadian airforce jets.


 

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