posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 11:42 PM
reply to post by Gmoneycricket
That technology? Only really useful for military applications.....as in, a "stealth" bomber.
Making a contrail defeats the point of being "stealthy".
Something like that, for commercial airliners?? Perhaps if you looked up its cost.
And, all it does is detect contrails and conditions for contrails. SO the pilots know to change altitude, to avoid producing contrails. This is not
only totally impractical for regular commercial aviation (cost, not only of the initial installation, but in the potential for excess fuel burns and
traffic conflicts), it just isn't needed.
Until there is solid evidence that normal contrails somehow have a deleterious effect on the Earth to a great enough degree? IF that were to be
determined at some point, then there really is no need for that device.....the airplanes could just fly below contrail forming altitudes.
Again, this would severely affect costs (increased fuel burn rates, and shorter ranges and longer flight times).
Maybe if someone invented a mageto-electric-gravitc (or something.....Star Trek technology) propulsion system, then we could dispense with fossil
fuels, and voila!
No more contrails.