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Major Airports With No Contrails In Sky?  
User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 397 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

On a clear day from most major airports, it is possible to see the contrails of overflying commercial jets. While these contrails may not often be directly above the airport, they are still visible in the distant sky. Are there any major airports with so little overflying traffic that contrails would be an unusual sight? Perhaps CPT (aside from the possibility of JNB-EZE - does there exist a route that would overfly the CPT area?) ?

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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

Well I dont know if its the weather or not that many planes flying over head but in the MIA area I dont see many contrails at all. Yet when I am in DC or other parts of the country or world I see a lot more. There probably are not that many flights flying over Miami though but it might be the weather too.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25077 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3774 times:

You realize the formation of contrails is dependent on weather right?

Things like temperature and humidity in the climate plays a key part if contrails are formed which is basically condensation.

Check out this brief FAQ at Scientific America:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...e.cfm?id=why-do-jets-leave-a-white



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