bobcat
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What Happens To Jet Fuel Dumped In Mid-air?

Sat Jan 19, 2002 4:57 pm

What happens to jet fuel dumped in mid-
air during emergencies?

Does it simply evaporate or can it
reach the ground or sea?
 
covert
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RE: What Happens To Jet Fuel Dumped In Mid-air?

Sat Jan 19, 2002 7:12 pm

It does not reach the ground. It merely vaporizes in the air.
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RE: What Happens To Jet Fuel Dumped In Mid-air?

Sat Jan 19, 2002 8:29 pm

The fuel vaporises

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hkg_clk
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RE: What Happens To Jet Fuel Dumped In Mid-air?

Sat Jan 19, 2002 8:30 pm

I guess if they dump it really low, it could reach the ground/sea? That's why they often do it over the sea?
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VH-DAQ
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RE: What Happens To Jet Fuel Dumped In Mid-air?

Sat Jan 19, 2002 11:21 pm

isn't it just lovely how they do that?

no wonder the fish are dead!!!

anyways its a plane so i can't bag it too much

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RE: What Happens To Jet Fuel Dumped In Mid-air?

Sun Jan 20, 2002 2:24 am

We dump fuel quite often on the AWACS (E-3), coming back to Tinker we dump over lake Draper in southern Oklahoma. We joke about not fishing in the lake  Big grin

I've also dumped over the atlantic several times, usually we clear through ATC when we are dumping and dump at around 25,oooft so it evaporates before hitting the ground. ONce with one engine out we dumped at 22,ooo but the fuel still evaporates at that level.Ciao.

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