Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sky Watch Friday #9: No Fly Zone


"No Fly Zone"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Sky Watch Friday

The curve in these contrails shows the edge of a no-fly zone imposed over my city during a rally held by President Elect Obama just the week before the election.
Until someone pointed this out to me, I hadn't given it much thought, but it seems perfectly logical that in the post-9/11 world this would be a standard practice. Or perhaps it was standard even before then. If anyone knows, please... discuss!
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22 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you get time to visit my corner too...

bobbie said...

I had no idea they did this, but yes, it does make sense. And it's very pretty.

ramosforestenvironment.com said...

Great taken. Good chance shot.

Müge said...

Interesting and beautiful photo! Have a nice Friday and week-end! :-)

bowledover said...

I had not thought much about this amount of forward planning.
The sky is a bigger and less crowded place to use.
I really enjoy the warmth that your blue sky imparts too.
Have a good week.

Carletta said...

I'm guessing not a no-fly zone (as in Camp David and others) but more a Temporary Flight Restriction at such a large venue.
That's just a guess.

And, like minds - I posted contrails too except my are straight.

Guy D said...

Very nice contrails shot, love the blue sky as well.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

AscenderRisesAbove said...

it beats a chemtrail?

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Very nice shots, its cool how planes make those things.

TCKK said...

Love the beautiful blue sky!

Jim said...

Well Mojo, we have 'no fly zones' here, over NASA and over Ellington AFB (except for air shows). I haven't seen the contrails but haven't looked either.
There are contrails all the time over us as we are withing thirty miles of Houston Intercontinental Bush Airport.
Happy Skywatching!
..

Leora said...

Love the blue of the sky here. And the roundness of the contrails.

magiceye said...

the blue is endearing

babooshka said...

True blue. A refreshing change from our gry skies.

Catherine said...

What a huge blue "sheet of paper" to give free rein to one's imagination.
It could be used for limiting the Sky, but also to feel free to watch and play without restrictions, nor moderation.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like the jet trails against the bright blue sky...nice capture.
thanks for sharing with us.

Debbie said...

Great photo with some interesting information added. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

I love the trails! Beautiful shots! Thanks!

Gretchen said...

I'm not sure, but I would think there have always been no fly zones. I know the White House has had one forever. Military bases are the same.

Daryl said...

Just so pretty ..

:-Daryl

FickleMinded said...

pretty sky!!good shot!
SkyWatch#5

Kimmie said...

The sky is such a magnificant blue and the trails add such a presence to this photo. Thanks for the information also. :-)