quinta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2011

Fill it up...

Last Tuesday we had around here another air ambulance.
Just love those Learjet 35 and this one, from Air Med looks rather nice with a simple but pretty livery.
It was the second time I photographed this plane (check the first one HERE)

Opposite to the first time, now I didn't manage to get the landing.
It arrived from London Oxford (OXF) and was schedulled to depart two hours later to New Castle (NCL).


Anyway, it was the first time I noticed something rather curious on the refueling routine...

The pilot had already opened the fuel tanks and on both tip tanks, a can of something with a tube into the tank....
Made some googling and looks like its some kind of de-icing for fuel....check HERE
Anyone had any more info on this procedure??

making some calls while waiting for the fuel truck...

G-JMED

3 comentários:

  1. Boas Rui,normalmente essas latas são utilizadas no acto do reabastecimento,na extremidade do tubinho tem uma parte metálica que encaixa na agulheta da pistola de abastecimento.Ao mesmo tempo que é reabastecido alguém da tripulação deita o anti-ice, um frasco em cada asa(tanque).Segundo me disse um comandante serve precisamente para poderem ir mais alto sem que o combustível congele.Cumprimentos Artur

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  2. Boas Artur, nem me lembrei que serias a pessoa ideal para perguntar isto.
    Obrigado.

    abraço,
    Rui

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  3. Interessante! Não fazia ideia. Andando e aprendendo...

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