East County News Service
Photo credit: Rebecca Jefferis-Williamson
March 8, 2017 (La Mesa) – Rebecca Jefferis Williamson sent in this photo of trails left by airplanes over Mt. Helix, taken from the Fuerte Street bridge this morning. Some have called these chem trails but they are actually simply water vapor that has condensed/frozen due to cold temperatures high in the atmosphere. The scientific name is contrails.
Numerous residents in the Mt. Helix and Spring Valley area have recently complained of increased flight traffic over their communities due to a recent FAA change in flight patterns to or from Lindbergh Field. This image clearly shows a significant number of flights simultaneously traversing the area.