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Old 02-07-2020, 11:30 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by Tod View Post
I've actually never seen that in real time even though I've seen some extremely fast airplanes at some of the shows I've gone to.
Hi Tod, I think it is because there is enough moisture in the air on a humid day right over the ocean to make it visible. It flashed in/out 5 or 6 times within a couple seconds, but didn't completely form the cone since he backed off the throttle at the last minute. I was just trying to get the plane in the viewfinder, I had no idea that was going to happen but was happy it did.

Of the times I've seen videos of these on YT, they were also over water.
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