E-3 AWACS contrails over Northern Italy

On Apr. 30, around 10.00AM LT, Fabrizio Berni noticed some contrails above Brescia and took the following interesting pictures. As the aircraft was orbiting, the shape of the contrails was (more or less) circular. The close up shows a (NATO) AWACS (radio callsign “Magic”) involved in some kind of exercise or surveillance activity in Northern Italy (thus, nothing related to the chemtrails I explained in a previous post).


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