1991, From the book Peterson First guide to Clouds and Weather Here are four photos of contrails, scanned from the book.
You can see these photos on the Amazon page linked above. I suspect the actual date of these photos is pre-1991, but that’s certainly the latest possible date.
I’ve collected together a few photos of persistent spreading contrails from the past from 1991 back to 1940, just to show that this is nothing new, and that skies exactly like those shown on the “chemtrails” conspiracy web sites have been happening for the past 60 years.
Mostly these are just photos I found on the internet, but several, like the first four, are scanned from books, so can be physically verified.
It’s interesting to see just how few of them contain contrails, and just how many contain clear blue skies, regardless of which year they were taken in.
Here’s some from 1990, taken by a tourist in Washington DC: New York, 1994, New York, July 1, 1992 Persisting and Spreading Contrail.
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Apologies again, again & again for some of the sites going down.
So the more modern an engine is, the more likely it is to produce a persistent contrail.
1944, Contrails formed over Germany by the 91st Bomb Group on a mission to Zeitz, Germany on 30 November 1944 1940, Europe, Bomber with fighter escorts 1940s, From the 1950 book [UPDATE] Here’s a collection of photos from “fuzzylogic”, originally posted on
The above photo is from a collection of photos of forest lookouts in Oregon.
Most of which were taken in the last few years, but a few like the above, back to 1984.
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