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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    03/13/2017 - 11:59 am | View Link
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    03/11/2017 - 7:49 am | View Link
  • Why Do Some Planes Leave Trails in the Sky?
    As some aircraft fly through the sky, they leave trails of what appears to be smoke. Though do not be concerned, the trails are mostly condensation- hence the name “condensation trails”. As the engine burns, it ejects a large amount of water and some ...
    01/21/2017 - 5:14 am | View Link
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    Yet, despite the shock from a crash or skid or cabin smoke and the looming potential for fire, bags remain a powerful lure, seen by some as too precious to leave. “Flight attendants have said they have had to physically grab bags from people and throw ...
    08/3/2016 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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    We do have an GPS emergency beacon if we go down and do have a smoke machine so we can leave smoke trails. But we do enjoy Alderney and we have had a lovely time here.
    06/26/2016 - 10:00 pm | View Link
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