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Three jets in parallel over Canberra?

By Rollersk8r - 3 May 2013 28

three jets

Yesterday afternoon around 3:20pm I spotted 3 jets over Canberra, flying side by side, heading more or less North.

They were too high to see exactly what sort of planes they were – but I’m guessing they were quite large from the contrails. 

Slightly random/odd post I suppose – but I’ve never seen anything like it. 

Any ideas? 

Military aircraft perhaps??

[Photo by Grump]

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dungfungus 12:07 am 05 May 13

Roundhead89 said :

This photo looks fake. The three trails have been drawn onto the pic and the pic scanned. Also such an effect is common with the light refractions from a Hoya UV filter as illustrated with the spots at the centre and bottom of the pic.

Next thing you will be saying is that Obama was born in Kenya.

Grumpy Old Fart 11:08 pm 04 May 13

Roundhead89 said :

This photo looks fake. The three trails have been drawn onto the pic and the pic scanned. Also such an effect is common with the light refractions from a Hoya UV filter as illustrated with the spots at the centre and bottom of the pic.

Was bringing my daughter home from school that afternoon and we also both saw the three contrails heading northeast and commented that it was not something you often see. Like the others have said the planes were to high to make out what they were.

Roundhead89 7:18 pm 04 May 13

This photo looks fake. The three trails have been drawn onto the pic and the pic scanned. Also such an effect is common with the light refractions from a Hoya UV filter as illustrated with the spots at the centre and bottom of the pic.

bundah 1:41 pm 04 May 13

johnboy said :

And the wiki page on the hornet is clear enough:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F/A-18E/F_Super_Hornet

I’d reckon Boeing would get its knickers in a knot if media referred to the Super Hornets as McDonnell Douglas FA-18’s although it’s interesting that Wikipedia still has reference to the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet(now Boeing)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F/A-18_Hornet

BenMac 1:28 pm 04 May 13

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

BenMac said :

A C-130 and 2 jets (F/A 18’s?) landed at the airport yesterday. Maybe them?

C-17 perhaps?

Don’t know planes that well, but just looked at a picture.

Yep, it was a C-17.

dungfungus 12:11 pm 04 May 13

dungfungus said :

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

Pork Hunt said :

troll-sniffer said :

Could’ve been any number of military jets, but the most likely would be 3 Boeing FA-18s, second most likely would be three BAE Hawks. Interesting is how far apart they are. Probably decided to sit that far apart as it would be much more relaxing for the pilots. Whatever the case, lucky bastards the lot of them I say.

They would be McDonnell Douglas F/A 18’s. If Ford bought out Holden it would not make all Holdens ever built Fords. Similarly, something built by Mc/D cannot be a Boeing…

I had to go look this one up. Its a fair call. The F/A-18 Hornets are indeed MD. But the Super Hornet is Boeing.

Videos of Super Hornets on TV last night had them showing the MD logo on the side. I think Boeing converts them to Growlers.

I meant to say LM logo (Lockheed Martin)

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