The following letter, by Toni Anne Smith of Hikurangi, Northland, was published in the Northern Advocate on August the 26, 2013 on page 8, in the Letters To The Editor section. It was written in response to a relatively lengthy disinformation piece from a “commercial pilot” whose name was withheld, that appeared in the Saturday, 17th of August edition under a heading which indicated chemtrails were merely hot air.
The pilot had implied that he was qualified to write about contrails/aerosols owing to his profession. However, being a pilot does not qualify one to be an expert in this field, just as having a driver’s licence is not a ticket to be a mechanic. On a related note, evidence shows that aerosol delivery devices on commercial planes are controlled remotely and thus, pilots are taking no part in the activity.