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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  • After Two Record-Breaking Wildfires, Residents of One of ... - Stranger
    ... evacuation for the area, but Horton refused to leave. ... Anders was one of the first two female smoke jumpers to hop out of planes in the ...
    09/2/2015 - 10:20 am | View Link
  • Carpenter Road Fire now 65,346 acres; 40% contained - KHQ Right Now
    Carpenter Road Fire now 65,346 acres; 40% contained - KNDO KNDU
    09/1/2015 - 2:12 pm | View Link
  • Carpenter Road Fire now 65,130 acres; 35% contained - KHQ Right Now
    Some Grizzly Bear Complex Fire Evacuations Reduced - KNDO KNDU
    08/31/2015 - 2:11 pm | View Link
  • Aging fighter pilot's lesson from war - CNN
    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 ...
    08/31/2015 - 1:15 pm | View Link
  • Carpenter Road Fire now 64,000 acres; 20% contained - KNDO KNDU
    Carpenter Road Fire now 64,000 acres; 20% contained - KHQ Right Now
    08/30/2015 - 1:03 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • REFILE-UPDATE 1-Two planes evacuated at Dallas airport, three injured
    Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit causing smoke in the cabin of American Airlines Flight 1658 to Chicago, which caused the 141 passengers and five crew members to leave the airplane by emergency slides and exits, according to the airline.
    07/30/2015 - 9:29 am | View Link
  • Two planes evacuated at Dallas airport, three injured
    Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit causing smoke in the cabin of American Airlines Flight 1658 to Chicago, which caused the 141 passengers and five crew members to leave the airplane by emergency slides and exits, according to the airline.
    07/30/2015 - 8:29 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 ...
    07/6/2015 - 5:38 am | View Link
  • Tullamarine Airport: Smoke alarm briefly closes air traffic control tower, planes left circling
    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 airport’s own team of firefighters had checked the tower soon after.
    11/5/2014 - 9:52 pm | View Link
  • New planes could have helped firefighters locate Waldo Canyon fire before it grew
    Fire search to get easier Desperate searches for fires such as Waldo Canyon are about to get much ... 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 ...
    08/17/2014 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • 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 ...
    09/2/2015 - 2:10 am | View Website
  • Paper Planes
    "Paper Planes" is a song by British rapper M.I.A. from her second studio album, Kala (2007). The song was written by M.I.A. and Diplo. The song's backing track is a ...
    09/1/2015 - 9:45 pm | View Website
  • MrRCSound Smoke System For Electric RC Planes
    MrRCSound Smoke System for Electric Aircraft. This is the first electric smoke system for electric RC planes with the ability to turn the smoke on/off with the flip ...
    09/1/2015 - 4:08 pm | View Website
  • X-Plane.Org Forum
    Welcome to X-Plane.Org Forum Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to ...
    09/1/2015 - 1:09 pm | View Website
  • Smoking E-cigs, e-cigarettes or Electronic Cigarette on a ...
    Can you smoke e-cigarettes on an airplane? Can you take an e-cig onboard? This post researches airline policies & discusses vaping on a plane.
    09/1/2015 - 12:23 am | View Website
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