Category Archives: Environment

How much fuel are airlines required to carry for a flight?

Within most large commercial airlines you will find a department that deals solely with flight planning, and the people within this department are responsible for mapping out the route each flight will take and also the fuel that will be required for those flights.  Once the route has been determined, the fuel required to get […]

Could I run my car on aircraft fuel?

In short, yes.  Jet fuel (typically JET-A1) which is used to power aircraft with jet engines (and turboprop engines) is basically diesel fuel with extra additives. For that reason a car or truck with a diesel engine will run comfortably on airliner jet fuel although it isn’t recommended.  Similarly, piston engined aircraft (such as Cessna […]

Contrails or chemtrails – the (not so) hidden truth

In 1996 the U.S. Air Force published a research paper on the possibility of weather modification in the future. It was in response to a directive to outline a future strategic weather modification system for the purpose of maintaining US military dominance in 2025 and was based upon fictional scenarios. This paper grew legs and […]

What’s my carbon footprint like when I fly?

For those of you conscious about how much your air travel needs are harming the environment, you may be wondering how big your personal carbon footprint is when you fly. Well, we can tell you – it’s not great. But (and it’s a reasonable sized but) it’s probably not half as bad as you think.  […]