From: firstname.lastname@example.org (TriStar500) Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Date: 30 Mar 94 00:06:50 PST References: 1
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In article <airliners.1994.985@orchard.Chicago.COM>, email@example.com (Ed Hahn) writes: >200-300 pounds of fuel is well within the realm of uncertainty in fuel >quantity measurement... I don't know what fuel burn on the old JT3s was, but a JT8D, ala 727, burns 1,000 pounds/hour at IDLE. At 200-300 pounds per tank at certainly well more than 1,000 pph plus the FQIS fudge factor, I think that for all practical purposes we can consider this airplane to have been running on empty. BTW, when we fueled our DC-8s we always used the dripsticks as the final authority as to fuel quantity. This may have been mentioned already.