strange plane in palmdale

While out and about doing errands after voting last Tuesday, Mike noticed what he thought were two planes flying extremely close to each other. But as they turned in what appeared to be perfect tandem, it became clear that it was just one plane… and a very strange looking one at that. It looked like someone had simply hooked two planes together. It was flying over Plant 42, and we were about two miles away, so we did the only thing we could do… we put the errands on hold and buzzed over to BJ’s Corner to see what this thing was. We only had to wait a few minutes before it came back around and flew over our heads. (The photos were taken with our small Canon, so they aren’t very large or detailed.)

The plane reminded us of the Voyager from years ago, so it’s possible it’s an experimental aircraft.

It kind of looks like two planes holding hands.

After the flyby, we buzzed home and got the big Canon with the wonderful new zoom lens and hurried back to BJ’s Corner. Mike kept a lookout with his binoculars for several minutes hoping the plane would make another round, but it never did. I guess we were lucky we saw it when we did and had our little camera with us to get these photos.

 

 

 

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4 responses to “strange plane in palmdale

  1. Very interesting. It reminded me of a P-38 at first.

    • Us, too, for a split second, but then we noticed there wasn’t a bar across the back. I hope we can catch it flying again.

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