This is the view south east across the fields next to our home. On a good morning it is a scene that is constantly changing – even as the sun rises, mist can drift up from the Tyne Valley and completely blanket the field in a matter of seconds. If you click on the image and look closely at the enlarged version you will notice what looks like a scratch in the centre, just above the tree line. This is the vapour trail of a jet coming up over the horizon probably from Frankfurt and heading for the US. The route of these planes varies with weather conditions in the upper atmosphere – this morning they are mostly tracking out across the North Sea with only the occasional flight to Amsterdam coming near to Hexham. So, hello to the passengers aboard Delta Airlines DL264 Airbus A330 from Minneapolis which flew overhead earlier, bound for Amsterdam – have a good morning!
(screen grab courtesy of www.flightradar24.com)