Interesting contrail pattern

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  1. TimN88

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  3. jcurry

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    They were in a MOA. Just maneuvering. Purely coincidental. ;)

    Can't believe some people were actually upset. Geez, avert your eyes. :rolleyes:
  4. beast

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    Everybody has there mind in the gutter these days..

    Looks to me like they flew a figure 8 into an oval nothing to see here :p
  5. TimN88

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    The Navy's response: "The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable,” Navy officials said in a statement."

    I would argue the no training value part. Perhaps they were just doing instrument maneuvers. I'm sure you could figure out a series of vertical S's that would give you that shape. In fact, I distinctly recall in pilot training that one could plan a T-6 MOA instrument profile in the simulator that would result in a profile view (as opposed to what I guess is a plan view seen here) on the sim control console.
  6. thehick

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    Ahh, my Navy brothers..... Maybe they thought they were machinist mates. You know, just a couple of nuts hanging next to a shaft.
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