Re: airplane fuel question

From: (Kurt G Reinbold)
Organization: North Carolina State University
Date:         08 Aug 95 02:14:41 
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In article <airliners.1995.1138@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
>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.

Jet fuel is a high grade of kerosene known as Jet-A. However, the
military uses a higher grade in its fighters known as Jet-A1. Jet-A
has a lower flash point meaning that it ignites easier than gasoline.