Sunday, July 31, 2022

Hang a Louie at Saint-Aignan

What plane did this? Ken was coming back from his morning walk with Tasha and I heard him call me from the street. "Look at that!" Two perpendicular contrails seeming to form a sharp left (or is it right?) turn. Airliners are constantly flying high above us as they make their way along the busy north-south corridor over central France, connecting places like London and Paris with cities in southern Europe, the Middle East, north Africa, and beyond. We see their contrails all the time, but this one was quite unusual. So, of course, I ran and got the camera.

Would you like to be a passenger on THAT plane?

The title of the post, "Hang a Louie," is American slang for "turn left."


  1. I’ve never one like that. The pilot reached that point and said “Louie, Louie [eye ay], oh baby, I gotta go.”

  2. I've never heard of 'hanging a Louie'. It amuses me and is the name of one of my newly baked twin great nephews. It is rare to see contrails in Australia.

  3. Whoa, odd! (Mitchell, as usual... you crack me up!)

  4. Yes, I've heard "...hang a louie..." but maybe because that song was from the Pacific NW (Seattle, I believe!). And NON! I would not like to be in a plane that made that sharp of a turn!

  5. mitch, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

    andrew, a typically American expression. I've heard it all my life.

    judy, :)

    mary, me neither!

  6. dear me looks like a bad GPS happened


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