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originally posted by: spirit_horse
The markings look like one of the 2 new firefighting 727's or similar. They had new spray systems installed and were supposed to be going through certification/licensing. Could it be a test of their systems. I admit the first thing I thought was fuel dump until I saw the markings bear the tail.
ump the afterburners
originally posted by: CovertAgenda
To all the 'aviation experts' out there...
Isn't this just fuel venting rather than fuel dumping?
Position of plumes would suggest emanating from the wingtip fuel vents, as a result of plane changing altitudes/vapour pressure etc changing.
Are'nt the wing fuel dumps usually piped to the rear of one of the intermediate flap tracks on each wing?
Note position on the vid
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: highfromphoenix
Because he's got a problem and would be too heavy to land safely if he didn't.
The fuel will evaporate before it hits the ground.