A-10 Flies on Synthetic Fuel Blend
By Samuel King Jr.
96th Air Base Wing
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., March 26, 2010 – In a step toward cleaner fuel and energy independence, an A-10C Thunderbolt II here took to the air yesterday fueled with a blend of a synthetic fuel known as Hydrotreated Renewable Jet, or HRJ, and conventional JP-8 fuel.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Rusty Jones prepares to fuel an A-10C Thunderbolt II with a 50/50 blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 25, 2010. The A-10 then flew the first flight of an aircraft powered solely by a biomass-derived jet fuel blend. U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.