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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    04/9/2015 - 7:55 am | View Link
  • Former sailor recalls last day of warship 'Yamato' - Mainichi Daily News
    "When there were lots of enemy planes, I would leave the trigger held down." What he feared ... a pillar of flame arose, then black smoke, and he
    04/7/2015 - 4:38 am | View Link
  • 'I’m interested in today. And tomorrow.' - Rapid City Journal
    ... the smoke cleared. But when the air raids continued, the couple realized the needed to leave. ... reach up, grab the nearest two planes and ...
    04/5/2015 - 6:07 am | View Link
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  • Union calls for public inquiry into aeroplane cabin air over 'fume event' fears
    They show that between December 2014 and March of this year, smoke or fumes were reported in the cabin on 167 flights. Some of the cases were serious. Unite boss Len McKluskey says the 787 planes draw ... was on medical leave when he died in 2012.
    04/21/2015 - 6:33 am | View Link
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Fly the Damn Plane
    That was the cabin beginning to fill with smoke. We Recommend Two things happened next ... I'm a writer who never enjoys lifting my butt off the office chair. Ideally I don't leave the house, and a perfect day is one in which I don't get out of bed.
    04/21/2015 - 5:00 am | View Link
  • Cargo plane makes emergency landing at HIA
    Officials said a UPS cargo plane had a sensor showing smoke in the cockpit, prompting the emergency landing around 11:30 p.m., according to HIA spokesman Scott Miller. Miller said unlike with a vehicle, if a sensor comes on with a plane, certain steps must ...
    04/14/2015 - 10:24 am | View Link
  • Il-Widna at Maghtab: Malta’s secret weapon in World War II
    The Italians first, and later the Germans, could not understand how they found Allied planes on their tails when they were coming ... This may have prompted the Germans to leave Malta alone and focus on helping Rommel in North Africa - a decision that ...
    04/12/2015 - 8:31 pm | View Link
  • Grass fires leave 15 people dead in Khakassia, Russia
    More than 70 people suffered burns or smoke inhalation as the grassland fires raged through ... The emergency ministry said one thousand fire fighters were deployed along with two planes and a helicopter. The fires have now been extinguished.
    04/12/2015 - 8:21 pm | View Link
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  • Why do some planes leave long trails, but others don't ...
    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.
    04/21/2015 - 11:44 am | View Website
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    The planes of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game constitute the multiverse in which the game takes place. In the earliest versions of Dungeons & Dragons, the ...
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    04/19/2015 - 3:28 pm | View Website
  • Electronic Cigarette Smoking on Planes
    On my two flights home from Colorado I figured out a sure fire strategy to use electronic cigarettes for smoking on planes. I tried it on 2 separate flights and it ...
    04/19/2015 - 7:07 am | View Website
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