Cloud Seeding

Wing-mounted flares were ignited from a control box mounted between the pilot seats. As the pilot searched out and flew into updrafts the co-pilot fired off the required sequence of flares and, of course, kept a written log. These flares released silver iodide crystals which (in theory) caused smaller raindrops to form before the vapour content could build up to form hailstones.

Here are a couple of photos of what the wing-mounted flares look like as they burn down.

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