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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    01/21/2017 - 5:14 am | 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.
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    ... planes on afterburner leave smoke trails. Smoke generally means unburned fuel or oil in the fuel. Prop planes on starting emit smoke because their engine has been primed. Some planes look to be emitting smoke but are actually spraying something.
    01/1/2016 - 11:00 am | View Link
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    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.
    02/16/2017 - 5:35 pm | View Website
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