The life cycle of fuel: From pipeline to flightline

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A member of the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight conducts a hot pit refueling on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2014. During the refueling process, the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight Airmen transfer up to 1,500 gallons of JP-8 fuel into each aircraft depending on how many sorties it has flown during the day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Patrick S. Ciccarone)
A member of the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight conducts a hot pit refueling on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 25, 2014. During the refueling process, the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management flight Airmen transfer up to 1,500 gallons of JP-8 fuel into each aircraft depending on how many sorties it has flown during the day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Patrick S. Ciccarone)

The life cycle of fuel: From pipeline to flightline

by: Airman 1st Class Patrick S. Ciccarone, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: March 29, 2014

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The journey that jet fuel takes to ultimately feed F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan is a long one. Beginning in Hachinohe city, the jet fuel travels almost 17 miles to reach Misawa AB, where it is meticulously examined by the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel management flights laboratory upon arrival. After ensuring the purity of the product, the fuel is taken onto the flightline where it will be fed to awaiting jets in a process called hot pit refueling.

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