Contrails in literary fiction - Pre 1995


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I was reading a 1990's technothriller (Shadow Flight by Joe Weber, 1990) and spotted the following sentence:

The new jumbo jet on Cathay Pacific Flight 12 flying eastbound at 41,000 feet, left four distinctive white contrails in the morning sky.

Joe Weber, Shadow Flight, 1990, pg 336

It might be worth collecting such references as yet another nail in the coffin of the 'no contrails prior to 1995' meme.

I've attached a scan of the cover, copyright page and the page the quote comes from as proof that I have the book.


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