The Blue Angels Fly on Bio-Fuel

This weekend the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels will be using bio-fuel during an air show at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

In the video below, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discusses the use of Biofuel with U.S. Navy Blue Angel pilots during a media event at Naval Air Station – Patuxent River, Md., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

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Carla Voorhees has always been interested in science, from the time she grew string beans under varying conditions for the science fair (3rd grade) to the time she took every math and science class she could during high school. As her path during college and beyond took her somewhat away from the hard sciences, she is thrilled to be a part of the Armed With Science team. Carla holds a B.S. in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007), and an M.B.A. in Design Strategy from the California College of the Arts (2010). She works as a Web Strategist at DOD Public Web.
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3 Responses to The Blue Angels Fly on Bio-Fuel

  1. TM says:

    Surely, Secy Mabus intended to say the Blue Angels will be flying with a combination  of biofuel and JP-5, not AvGas! Aviation gasoline is used in piston-engine general aviation aircraft.

    • Anonymous says:

      It appears that you are correct – the American Forces Press Service published this article:

      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.”

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