I spotted this recently. The distance and poor camera makes it really hard to determine what it is. Any help appreciated. Thanks.enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Could it be a kite? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 23:12
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    $\begingroup$ It could be some kind of top secret aircraft. Did you take this picture and if you did than where. $\endgroup$
    – Ethan
    Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 23:32
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    $\begingroup$ Is it a screenshot of a Star Wars film? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 0:08
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    $\begingroup$ Is it a paper plane? $\endgroup$
    – Manu H
    Commented Oct 25, 2015 at 16:39
  • $\begingroup$ It's a UFO $\endgroup$
    – MCMastery
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 21:34

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Took a fair bit of trial and error on the very vague registration on the port wing :)

F-PDHV (D-Plane 1)

The Verhees D-Plane 1 is a Belgian homebuilt flying wing, designed by Verhees Engineering and supplied as plans for amateur construction.

Picture from below:


David Osborne/ Aeroprints Source

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    $\begingroup$ great sleuth work! $\endgroup$
    – Peter
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 4:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Dan This is often the problem with photos that have no frame of reference: You can't tell if it's something really big flying very high, or something fairly small flying very low. $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 17:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Dan And I thought it was a UFO! (Which is was... until MikeFoxtrot identified it...) $\endgroup$
    – Michael
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 23:44
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    $\begingroup$ and i almost thought its a top secret aircraft and the OP of question will be in a heap of trouble soon :D $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 10, 2015 at 7:43
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    $\begingroup$ @J... in fact it wasn't an aircraft at all. That was just swamp gas you saw. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 10, 2015 at 15:22

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