Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2642 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1475 times:
I would imagine a fairly light load since they usually are showing off and thus they want maximum performance, so a relativley light load is put in. Also they might have to consider how much the afterburner will use if they use it a lot.
Sorry I cant give exact details, hopefully in 10-12yrs. I can!
Chdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1456 times:
From the airshows I have been at, the fighter displays are done one of two ways, refueled off-site for the display, and fueled at takeoff, with RTB at completion. The pointy-noses (fighters) generally don't do to much min fuel planning, as the air show performances don't induce g-loads or maneuvers that isn't inherent to the airframe. As far as fuel burned, for a 10-12 minute AB off demo, I believe it is in the area of 3-4K lbs. AB on, I believe 7-9k. Either way, most pn's are in the range of 10-14k fuel to begin with, and quite a bit of an aerial demo is done at mil power (MRT) or better, so it drinks quite a bit of gas. Sorry its so vague, I'm only the gas station attendant.