Thursday, February 16, 2023

RCAF Flying Boxcars

I knew someone who flew as a passenger on these flights. He said they filled the extra tanks in Egypt- lesser quality fuel than they were used to. So takeoffs were on the good gas, when they got to altitude and cruising speed over the Mediterranean, they switched the tanks over. The engines started missing and running badly till they sorted it out, heart stopping moments for anyone in the back. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting, wonder how they sorted the situation if other than changing over to the good fuel.

Tools available: mixture, manual prop-pitch (for engine loading), manifold pressure, spark advance?

Like fiddlin' with the controls on my 1930 Velocette K and choosing how much i load the engine with gears and throttle....

Sten vW, Sweden