OT: Re: On topic: Serious static problem

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Mon Dec 7 13:40:36 1998

On Mon, 7 Dec 1998, Russ Blakeman wrote:

> That's the purpose of the ground reel connected to the tie down/ground point in
> the ramp, prior to hooking up the aircraft to the truck. It drains both and puts
> them both (truck and plane) on the same potential. When you're talking about JP4
> through JP10 fuels then you are talking about a much bigger mess with a spark
> than just touching an S100 machine while in the minivan - the ultimate screwup
> actually.
Well, certainly vastly worse than the S100 machine problem. But in the
cosmic order of things, JPxx is pretty safe stuff compared to 100 Octane
AvGas with all the aromatics they used to put in that stuff for easy
winter starting!
                                                 - don
Received on Mon Dec 07 1998 - 13:40:36 GMT

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