Doesn't matter, this will be repeated over and over and over and over for years and years and years by each newly awakened chemmie.
First time I've heard of it. Looks only big enough for small gliders to use. Perhaps the hoaxer is a gliding enthusiast and it is their local strip
Maybe he lives nearby or his information came from the guys running it?
I put a comment on his blog pointing to this thread & asking for his response - it is still "awaiting moderation" 2 days later and there are no later comments posted - so he may not have looked lately.
How is it used in sounding rockets as a tracer in studies of upper atmospheric wind patterns then?
Scombrid, I think this catches the hoaxer in a lie. Note that he is telling Max that one fuel hose is for TMA, and one is for jet fuel. He says the second fuel hose connection is "just for show".
The dual fuel lines on an MD-11 are shown in this video, on the right wing, but it also shows two more available refueling connections on the LEFT wing, and explains that the second fuel hose connection is simply for more flow to fuel faster? (see video @5:00 minutes)
So, is the claim that on a 737 or other plane, the two fuel connections are "just for show"?
Pilots, let me know what you think about this.
BTW, here is some more detailed information on the 737 fuel system. Note the details mentioned about the center fuel tank, inerting leaves a 12% oxygen level in the center fuel tank. Remember, contact of TMA with any oxygen means spontatenous combustion!
This write-up mentions that fueling is done from the RIGHT wing on the 737, not the left as the Hoaxer says:
from the above link, here is a schematic of the 737 fuel system the Hoaxer is talking about. You can't simply load different fuels into different tanks, the tanks are all interconnnected by lines, valves, pumps and manifolds, fuel pumps receive their lubrication from the fuel itself, good luck pumping TMA through a fuel pump using a pyrophoric substance that spontaneously bursts into flame as a lubricant! The whole fuel system is interconnected means that one wrong flip of a switch and you send an explosive fuel headed to your engines. Having TMA piped into the engines means one mechanic at an unexpected airport who makes a wrong move, finds piping sending an explosive substance and opens the line, and BOOM!! Up goes the hanger in flames.
Max, are you really so gullible?