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Jennifer Bond

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Now that is excitement. Other countries do not take as much interest in aviation safety as we do. One of the planes delivering supplies to us overseas was leaking some fuel out of the wing, so one of the crew steps out in shorts and flip flops while smoking a cigarette and puts a bucket under the wing to catch the fuel. Turned out modern AVGAS is not as explosive as the movies make it out, at least not that day.

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Jet fuel is just Kerosene. Minimum flash point of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Ignition temperature of over 400 degrees.


Safe as baby oil at regular temperatures. Good for washing parts and as a thin lubricant.


Jet fuel can be used in place of diesel for vehicles but parts tend to wear out sooner because diesel has more lubricants than jet fuel.

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