since test flight ballast tanks are apparently the "proof du jour" for chemtrails at the moment (not only on here - they have been making the rounds
of FB and conspiracy radio shows, which is maybe what inspired ATS members?), I thought it prudent to get in a little pre-emptive debunking on a very
similar aircraft equipment - fuel tanks for ferry flights.
These tanks are fitted to aircraft to extend their range where no other payload is carried - typically ferry flights across water, but anywhere else
someone thinks the effort is justified too.
so here's a photo of a Boeing 717 with tanks fitted in the passenger cabin. Boeing 737-200's also had provision for a simlar arrangement, with the
"plumbing" for a couple of tanks in the pax cabin permanently fitted - I worked on installing and removing some of these in the late 1980's and
They are not so common on more modern jet aircraft as ranges have tended to increase over the years with improved/more fuel efficient engines and
For smaller aircraft Turtlepac
is a company that makes a range of
collaspable tanks. these can be fitted to aircraft of all types - from microlights to relatively large airliners, helicopters, and everything in
between. They come with associated plumbing and pumps......I haven't seen any spray nozzles tho....