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Falcon 50 Fuel Planning

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3 minutes ago, Mace said:

When this happens, does the air around the aircraft smell like jet fuel?  Or is it not enough air involved to "fume-up" the area?

You definitely don’t want to do it inside a closed hangar! Yes, if the air is calm, you’ll smell a bit of fuel vapor for a few moments - mainly near the back of the aircraft.

Pressuruzed fuel tanks are not common on civilian aircraft. It comes from Dassault’s heritage of building military fighters before they entered the civil business jet market in the late 1960’s. Pressurized tanks are quite common on fighters.

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Jim Barrett

Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, Avionics, Electrical & Air Data Systems Specialist. Qualified on: Falcon 900, CRJ-200, Dornier 328-100, Hawker 850XP and 1000, Lear 35, 45, 55 and 60, Gulfstream IV and 550, Embraer 135, Beech Premiere and 400A, MD-80.

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