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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  • Yarnell Hill fire: A year of agonized, unanswered questions - Daily Hampshire Gazette
    ... on his truck’s headlights to cut the smoke. ... of professional hotshots come to leave their ... The little planes made 15 drops by ...
    07/8/2014 - 9:08 am | View Link
  • In Baghdad, we could see the fall of Saigon all over again - Stars and Stripes
    ... my hotel roof and watched as fireballs, smoke and ... Two older military transport planes made an ... Obama may leave another American ally ...
    07/4/2014 - 6:58 am | View Link
  • BROKEN PROMISES - Boulder Weekly
    ... across country, because it’s cheaper than doing airdrops from planes. ... to sit at the police station and drink chai and smoke cigarettes.
    07/3/2014 - 11:15 am | View Link
  • Butts Canyon Fire reaches 3,800 acres; evacuations enter second ... - Napa News
    “It was just a puff of smoke in the distance,” ... Helicopters and firefighting planes were ... deputies and volunteers helped residents ...
    07/2/2014 - 2:01 pm | View Link
  • Peter Arnett: In Baghdad, we could see the fall of Saigon all over ... - Lincoln Journal Star
    ... my hotel roof and watched as fireballs, smoke and ... Two older military transport planes made an ... Obama may leave another American ally ...
    07/2/2014 - 1:13 pm | View Link
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  • E-cigarettes on planes: legal grey area left up to carriers
    "But that's a huge job." What do you think about people being able to smoke e-cigarettes on aircraft? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below or tweet us @CBCCalgary.
    01/17/2014 - 5:59 pm | View Link
  • Palm Springs passengers forced to switch planes before takeoff
    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 ...
    11/26/2013 - 5:16 am | View Link
  • Ashley Olsen Forced to Switch Planes After Cockpit Fills With Smoke: Report
    Ashley was on board an American Airlines flight that was scheduled to depart from Dallas Fort-Worth airport when the pilots smelled smoke, meaning everyone had to leave the plane, according to TMZ. Fire officials at the airport say that the cockpit filled ...
    12/10/2012 - 11:56 am | View Link
  • Elementary school students forced to draw 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, showing planes flying into the Twin Towers, mother claims
    The children’s drawings, obtained by KFOX-TV, are disturbing crayon renditions of the attacks, showing the Twin Towers in flames and covered in smoke clouds ... and he was scared to leave his house and go to school yesterday,” she told the TV station.
    09/13/2012 - 9:15 am | View Link
  • Holy smoke: Incredible images of vapour trails and cones created by planes in the sky
    Areas of low pressure form around the edge of the wing, creating vortices - tubes of circulating air - that leave trails behind the wing's tips. The low pressure in these areas mean that cold air can condense, leaving spectacular trails of water or even ...
    05/28/2012 - 9:47 am | View Link
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  • Electronic Cigarette Smoking on Planes
    I figured out a sure fire strategy to use for electronic cigarette for smoking on planes. Read on to find out how you too can get permission to do this!
    07/23/2014 - 11:11 pm | View Website
  • Malaysia Airlines: Zombie Plane? — Deadly Fumes Or Smoke ...
    A chilling new 'zombie plane' theory claims that deadly fumes or an accidental loss of cabin pressure could have knocked out everyone on board Malaysia ...
    07/23/2014 - 10:35 pm | View Website
  • Contrail Science
    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.
    07/23/2014 - 9:17 pm | View Website
  • Gunfire, airstrikes leave Donetsk Intl airport up in smoke
    Skip to comments. Gunfire, airstrikes leave Donetsk Intl airport up in smoke Russian Times ^ | 5-26-14 | RT Posted on 05/26/2014 5:45:53 AM PDT by dynachrome
    07/23/2014 - 8:34 pm | View Website
  • GTA 5: Funny Moments!
    The GTA V adventures continue! Leave a 'LIKE' if you enjoy! :) Today we have fun with the NEW Vestra plane and discover an awesome way to swat police ...
    07/23/2014 - 11:30 am | View Website
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