Fuel Dumping Frenzy.

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  • Author(s): JAKAWICH, VINCENT
  • Source:
    Approach: The Naval Safety Center's Aviation Magazine. Sep/Oct2014, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p16-17. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      The article presents the author's experience during dumping fuel in airborne Rhino (F/-18E/F) flight. While dumping, he saw fuel pouring from vertical stabilizers. The bingo caution illuminated. He mentions that in Rhino, the fuel system is mechanized where we cannot get rid of feed-tank fuel. He wanted the aircraft to cease dumping with about 5,000 pounds of useable fuel remaining. After the action of controller, the de-arm area was cleared and the aircraft started dumping on the flight deck.