Hot fuel?

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mattb2517

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Heard something on the scanner tonight about a "hot fuel standby" at Tulsa International Airport. Anybody know what this is?
 

FireMedic712

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe a hot fuel standby relates to a military aircraft that is refueling shortly after it lands, therefore its engines are still hott. I heard this term used the last time the B-2 was in tulsa doing touch and goes. The aircraft was never on the ground for more than 20 mins in the 2 or 3 hours of evolutions it did, and it always had the ANG fire and Tulsa Fire guys out on the tarmac.
 

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I'm not a fuels troop either, but a hot fuel and "hot pit" refuel I believe refers to refueling an aircraft that has engines running. Normally if you are quick turning aircraft, you will refuel while the engines are still running.
 

mfolta1

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its when an aircraft keeps its engines running while refueling...my definition is ,,, it could be someone having "hot" flashes from the high fuel costs???
 

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You guys are right. It's one of 2 things...either engines still running during fueling operations or they haven't cooled off at all before fueling operations commence. We run these frequently at Will Rogers in OKC. It's most likely a medical aircraft hauling either organ transfers or a patient and they're usually fixed wing aircraft. We typically send our Squad with 3 personnel and one crash truck with 1 or 2 personnel.

They almost always go without incident and we probably do 2-3 a week on average. Will Rogers is a popular transient fuel stop and divert stop for inflight medical incidents.
 

mfolta1

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you think Will Rogers is a popular transient fuel stop?, 51st and peoria is one hell of a HOT transient hangout. you see all walks of bum/hab life over there, men women, kids. maybe we could give them jobs hot fueling aircraft?
 

eharlow

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Ha ha ha.....I swear everytime I stop at a gas station near downtown/Bricktown, I get propositioned for money from some bum.....male/female/kid....doesn't matter!

You know I-40 is a major E/W route so I guess we get "transient" traffic off there too!
 
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