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

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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