Re: airplane fuel question

From:         eirikur@ix.netcom.com ()
Organization: Netcom
Date:         08 Aug 95 02:14:38 
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ztomcich@osf1.gmu.edu (ZACHARY R. TOMCICH) wrote:
>a friend of mine and i got in a tiny trivial argument over the content of
>airplane fuel.  I always thought it was a very pure version of gasoline.
>My friend thinks its more along the lines of crude kerosine.

Aviation fuel is of a kerosine base, and there are many grades of
av-fuel.  It is very similar to automotive diesel fuel, and in fact,
the U.S. military uses  JP-8aviation fuel for the majority of its
aircraft, and diesel powered auotos.
   I hope that I have cleared this up for you.

                                                          -James.