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Eagle soars toward Air Force alternative fuel goal

Posted 10/22/2010   Updated 10/22/2010 Email story   Print story

    

10/22/2010 - EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Senior Airman Jacob Prine checks the fuel connection to a F-15 prior to a flight test of new environmentally-friendly fuel Oct.22. Aircrews from the 46th Test Wing and Air Force engineers evaluated flight parameters using a blend of standard JP-8 fuel and hydro-treated, renewable jet biofuel. This was the second test conducted at Eglin; an A-10 fuel test proved sucessful results in March.The Air Force is working toward an ambitious goal of changing half of the continental U.S. jet fuel requirement to alternative fuels by 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Andrew Caulk)



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