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B52 Training

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If you've wondered about the odd-shaped contrails in the sky over north-central North Dakota this week - here's the answer.

It seems the Minot Air Force Base is conducting some training flights for B-52 bombers that require shorter-than-usual flights.

So instead of performing the high-altitude maneuvers over some other state, they're happening right over our heads.

And that results in the circular, oval, and figure-8 type contrails that mark the path of the bombers.

So, no conspiracy theories here - it's just Air Force training.

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