Letter: Shut down the airliner

Shut down the airliner and go to propeller aircraft, writes Walter Kreig.

I remember 50 years ago in Calgary when the planes were there and would refuel at the airport.

While the airplane got refueled, the captain of the airplane was talking to us about how big and powerful the jet engines were. I forgot many things but I remember how powerful those jet engines are and that keeps mulling around me all the time.

It was about 40-45 years ago I started to notice the air getting warmer and the lakes don’t freeze over anymore. Every year it gets warmer.

I started thinking about what was happening. The last few years people have been talking about the greenhouse gases. The greenhouse gases don’t carry any heat.

I was thinking about the jet plane. When the plane takes off, they are much more powerful than 50 years ago, behind the jet plane the nozzles (trails) stay behind the aircraft for 50-60 kilometres. They follow every jet plane, polluting the air and heating the air. There are hundreds of jet planes circling the globe for the last 50 years heating and polluting the air.

Up there is the moisture that’s supposed to protect us. The jet airplane engine sucks in the cold air and produces hot steam. The hot air started to build up there and come down.

On solution is to use a propeller. If you stand behind one, the air stays cold. Shut down the airliner and go to propeller aircraft. After some years the air might settle down to normal.

– Walter Kreig, Grand Forks