Why Don't All Planes Leave Smoke Trails?

Ever wonder why some planes leave trails of smoke and others don't? Is it just that certain commercial jetliners are trying out some geometric skywriting while others can't be bothered? Actually, the answer is much more complicated.

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    ... some U.S. carriers are actually adding planes designed in the ‘70s that smoke up the skies. ... the way their airplanes continue to leave ...
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    Battle of Britain in 1940. The planes were a ... 38 World War II in pictures Smoke rises behind ... II in pictures British prisoners of war leave ...
    04/28/2016 - 2:00 pm | View Link
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    04/28/2016 - 12:33 pm | View Link
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  • Planes evacuated at Philly airport after emergency landings, report says
    One of the aircraft was experiencing steering problems while the other reported smoke conditions in the cockpit ... but aircraft scheduled to leave the airport are being delayed.
    04/29/2016 - 3:12 am | View Link
  • Planes cancelled and delayed due to smoke in Vancouver harbour
    A number of Vancouver-based airlines are experiencing reroutes or cancellations Monday morning due to the low visibility in the region caused by smoke from B.C.’s growing ... All flights scheduled to leave Vancouver have now been rerouted to the South ...
    07/5/2015 - 10:37 pm | View Link
  • How to Poop Politely at Work, on Planes, and at a Guy's Place
    And if a colleague tries to start a convo with you on the loo, say “let’s talk later” and leave it at that ... which can set off a smoke alarm. Do a courtesy flush...or three. Whatever it takes to clear the evidence and take the stank out of things.
    03/27/2015 - 4:48 am | View Link
  • Tullamarine Airport: Smoke alarm briefly closes air traffic control tower, planes left circling
    A smoke alarm caused an evacuation at air traffic control at Melbourne Airport. AIR traffic controllers at Tullamarine Airport had to leave their tower for about 10 minutes after a smoke alarm was activated. An Air Services Australia spokesman said the ...
    11/5/2014 - 6:41 pm | View Link
  • New planes could have helped firefighters locate Waldo Canyon fire before it grew
    On the searing-hot morning of June 23, 2012, Chris Como and his wife were hiking on Waldo Canyon trail when they ... in the area could find no sign of smoke and decided to call off the search. "We're going to leave this in Forest Service hands," fire ...
    08/18/2014 - 4:20 am | View Link
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  • Why Planes Make Vapor Trails
    Popular Science, March 1943. Page 55. While this applies to 1943 planes, it should also be noted that the exact same mechanisms are responsible for contrails from ...
    04/29/2016 - 2:57 pm | View Website
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  • Why do some planes leave long trails ...
    Some planes in the sky leave trails that persist and spread, and other planes, in the same sky, leave short-lived trails, or no trails at all.
    04/29/2016 - 7:12 am | View Website
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