Sun, Aug 28, 2011
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current
news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history
that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"This test of the T-45 with a 50/50 blend of biofuel
represents another significant milestone in the long list of
detailed flight test and demonstrations of the F-18 Super Hornet,
the MH-60S, and the V-22... Our commitment to the aggressive
test schedule for drop-in replacement fuels for JP-5 and F-76 keep
us on pace for the 2012 demonstration and 2016 deployment of the
Great Green Fleet."
Source: Rear Adm. Phil Cullom, Director of the
Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness
Division, commenting on the Navy's alternative energy program --
which expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a
successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent
River, MD. The "Salty Dogs" of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron
(VX) 23 flew the high-performance jet trainer on a biofuel mixture
of petroleum-based JP-5 jet fuel and plant-based camelina.
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