Re: A second 757 crash -- off the Dominican coast

From:         Tom Speer <>
Organization: 412th Test Wing / TSFF
Date:         27 Jun 96 12:42:08 
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Ray Clawson wrote:
> >I've not heard of JP5; ISTM JP7 (or was it 8?) was SR-71 Blackbird
> >fuel -- thick gummy yucky stuff when cold, but by the time it was
> >heated [the fuel helped cool the skin], it flowed nicely.
> Many moon ago, I flew a logair run to Whiteman AFB, in a Convair 600, (RR
> turbo props) and the only fuel was JP8.  A call to RR in Canada, they said
> JP8 was ok.

JP8 and Jet-A are almost identical fuels.  JP5 is used by the Navy
because it is less volatile than JP4 or JP8 and is safer to store and
handle onboard the carriers.