posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 02:49 PM
Just a few tidbits on the record flight.
The plane was towed to the runway to take off and that saved 2000lbs of fuel
The plane was washed prior to take off and that saved 350 lbs by washing off the accumulated grime
The flight team wanted to use "energy dense" fuel that comes from the Shell plant in martinez, California and had it trucked up to Boeing field to
fuel the jet. However, getting fuel to Honk Kong was a logisitical nightmare so when they landed in HK 1/3 of the energetic fuel was left the rest was
plain old HK aviation fuel.