Re: O'Hare -> Hong Kong Non-Stop..Going GOOD!!!

From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
Date:         26 Jul 96 10:59:13 
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Mark Ingram ( wrote:
: On 17 Jul 1996, Karl Swartz wrote:

: > >Flight 895 left ORD ... weighed 842,000 lbs. and had 384,500 lbs. of fuel

: of course, the closer they can get it to whatever the minimum requirement
: is, the more money they make (the fuel is paid for by the gallon, but the
: number of btu's it actually produces per gallon is a direct function of
: its density).

   To put it more simply, the thrust is directly proportional to the weight
of fuel and air that passes through the engines.