Re: airplane fuel question

From:         Roger Denholm <roger.denholm@das.gov.au>
Organization: itsb.das.gov.au
Date:         08 Aug 95 02:14:39 
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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.

It would help if you stated what kind of aircraft.

AVGAS is like unleaded petrol.
AVTUR is refined kerosene.

Both are heavily filtered for contaminants.  Both have different
grades for different engines.

Real flight in a good glider uses neither :-)

Roger