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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  • New planes could have helped firefighters locate Waldo Canyon fire before it grew
    By 10 p.m., fire crews hiking 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 crews reported to dispatch at 9:53 p.m. Friday. "They are going to come up with a crew ...
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    Passengers aboard a SkyWest Airlines flight were being switched to another aircraft Tuesday after smoke was reported in the cabin of their plane as it was about to leave Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport for Palm Springs. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa ...
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