Blue Angels Flight Practice With 50/50 Biofuel
Courtesy: NAVAIR (U.S. Navy video/Released) NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (Sept. 1, 2011) The U.S. Navy flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, fly F/A-18 Hornets with a 50-50 mix of biofuel and JP-5 aviation fuel. The Blue Angels will perform at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Air Expo Sept. 3 and 4. While the Navy has experimented with biofuels in some of their other aircraft, this is the first time all six Blue Angels have flown burning the biofuel mix.
Blue Angels Use Biofuel at Patuxent Air Show
By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Johnson
Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
PENSACOLA, Fla., Sept. 2, 2011 – The Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornet aircraft are using a biofuel blend during their performances at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Air Expo held tomorrow through Sept. 4.
The Blue Angels’ Labor Day weekend performance is another demonstration of the Department of the Navy’s commitment to reducing fossil fuel use without compromising capability. All six Hornets will be powered by a 50/50 blend of conventional JP-5 jet fuel and a camelina-based biofuel.