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Experimental Aircraft Refueling

Safety Procedures

Handling aircraft fuel must be done according to local airport safety regulations and rules. If not done properly the results can be really devastating to you and others.

This book from the Alaska Division of Forestry describes procedures, guidelines and standards for handling fuel and refueling aircraft.

Alaska Division of Forestry

This pdf is 290 kB and 14 pages.

Excerpt from the document:

The objective of this chapter is to establish the procedures, guidelines, and standards for the DOF Aviation Fueling and Aviation Fuel Quality Control Program. Following these procedures will help assure the delivery of the correct type and grade of uncontaminated fuel into aircraft utilized for DOF aviation operations.

There are two categories of aviation fuel in use today: aviation gasoline (commonly called AVGAS) and turbine or jet-fuel. Aviation gasoline is used in reciprocating engine aircraft. There is currently one grade of aviation gasoline in use: 100 low lead. Off-colored fuel may not meet specifications and should not be used for aviation purposes. 100 low lead (100LL) is dyed a blue color to aid in recognition.

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