2020 Jan 14, 4:34pm
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Isn't Avgas just very high octane gasoline?
NoCoupForYou saysIsn't Avgas just very high octane gasoline?yes, so it is similar to dousing yourself with gas or kerosene. unless you smoke or are close to open flame nothing will happen.
777 uses jet fuel. Which is close to diesel than to gas.PS. Fun fact: avgas is still leaded.
The_Weeping_Ayatollah says777 uses jet fuel. Which is close to diesel than to gas.PS. Fun fact: avgas is still leaded.Also, jet fuel does not contain lead additives AFAIK. Lead is present in piston engine aircraft fuel tho: https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=14754
Jet fuel is basically kerosene, which is pretty nasty stuff. It's not quite as volatile as gasoline or avgas, but is more volatile than diesel. The California Air Resources Board should be apoplectic over this. How long would it take a push lawnmower to generate this much unburned hydrocarbon emissions?
Jet fuel is basically kerosene, which is pretty nasty stuff.