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What is Fuel Dumping and Why Does it Happen?

14 Feb 2020, Posted by bdierker in All Posts, Blog Posts

You are enjoying your day, looking up at the shapes in the clouds when all of a sudden, a pilot far above you releases thousands of gallons of jet fuel. It is jarring, confusing, and seemingly illegal, but it is an accepted practice known as fuel dumping. The relatively uncommon…