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Why do PILOTS DUMP FUEL??? Explained by CAPTAIN JOE

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Rufus477 (9 hours ago)
Because I am a lowly private citizen I will be put in jail and fined huge amounts of money for dumping my lawnmowers gas tank (about a pint) on the ground. However, airlines who pay large sums of money to politicians and other government workers can routinely dump 10's of thousands of gallons of jet fuel without concern. Once again America's Two-Tiered Justice System hard at work!
Young Survival (23 hours ago)
Captain joe mama
Tony (3 days ago)
Changing the weather, duh.
Dev1ce (3 days ago)
For today's video we will be using the boeing 747
Robo Dragon (4 days ago)
So if that madlad elon musk made an electric jet like he joked in iron man 2 It would be better for the environment. Or am i wrong
Cole Weaver (5 days ago)
"Make sure you're not over your maximum landing weight" Did Joe just say no fatties?
Rodney Bazile (5 days ago)
Wow, being a pilot is MUCH MORE MATHEMATICALLY DIFFICULT AND COMPLEXED THAN I THOUGHT. I always thought Medicine or Pilot. I think I chose correctly lol. COMPLEXED SCIENCE OVER this, BUT THOSE ARE BEAUTFIUL FIELDS TO ENJOY AND HAVE THRILL IN.
Backwoods Northwest (6 days ago)
This video is such a b.s video, they are spraying us like bugs, numbing & dumbing us down. "There is agenda in effect to enslave every man, women & child in this country." - JFK
CLUMSYTOMBOYLOVE$ (7 days ago)
I’ve never heard of that
Coketown (8 days ago)
Technically, the plane burns less fuel per minute as it dumps fuel because it's getting lighter by the second; I imagine that's taken into consideration.
sunny jacob (8 days ago)
A couple of questions Capt. 1. Is it safe to dump fuel while an engine on fire ? and 2. Is it a 'crime' worth an investigation and a show cause notice to pilots if they miss a approach and decide to do a go around and make another attempt? I have seen some reports where pilots have been suspended due to such incidents?
ZK-APA (8 days ago)
For 1 it depends on the severity of the fire For 2 it’s not a crime if you just make a go around and make another approach because it’s normal. But as you said, if pilots are getting suspended, it’s more so because of the incident which caused the go around, rather than the go around itself
Collins Kwaning (9 days ago)
You are very good to explain things to understand. thank you very much sir
pro gamingYT (10 days ago)
L
coco latte (10 days ago)
So 77000L waste of kerosene to deal with heart attach.
Mike P (9 days ago)
In our society we still value human life before money.
Jaclyn Dauer (11 days ago)
thank you Captain Joe! for sharing this video! just for this i want you as my captain on a plane!🤟🏼😊
Cher Jay Lee (12 days ago)
So interesting!
Stevie Mercado (12 days ago)
Ha this video is 9 minutes and 11 seconds. Or 9/11
Travis Gibby (14 days ago)
Chem trails. Hahaha
Raymundo Wellington (14 days ago)
Does anybody believe this BS ?? It´s CR@P. It does not make sense just by reading the specs. If the Max Take off Weigh is 254 Tn, the Max Landing Weigh is 192 Tn, the empty zero weigh is 181 Tn, the required Fuel for the Boeing 787-9 is 126,372 Litres = 101,456 kg, 200 passengers weighing 70 kg average + 30 kg suitcase each, we reach 302 Tn before Taking Off. How on Earth is this possible ?? Is it not FRAUDulent Information ? Why to complain about the fuel if it costs so much, your ticket must be pricey, your suitcase strictly weighed and then on landing they tell us they could just dump upto 100 Tn ?? How long does it take to dump that much ?? How long does it take to refuel ?? Have you ever pondered where that vast amount of fuel is kept inside the plane, because if I am not wrong occupies 1/3 the volume of the whole Plane ?? !! Is it not ludicrous ?? For what I know it's all LIES, these planes do not need that much fuel as their turbo engines are capable of running with the electricity they generate through their electric coils. This massive Fraud is to make us think CHEM TRAILS are not real, but they are because they are carried on by empty commercial liners adapted by the military to pollute the air, to dissipate cloud formation and so to reduce the RAIN fall in certain populated areas. Later they have the excuse it is all due to Climate Change when in fact it is CLIMATE MANIPULATION. They are taking us for absolute FOOLS.
shi01 (2 days ago)
@Raymundo Wellington Being drunk is not a medical emergency and i believe you that you never experienced a fuel dump because the chances are rather slim. First of all, only long range airliners are capable of dumiping fuel. Smaller airliners like the 737 or A320 aren't equiped with the necessary system. Secondly even if you are on a long haul flight chances are low to ever experience a fuel dump. And for going bust, well why then is the outcome for airlines so high? Because apparently they don't earn enough money with the tickets to balance their outcome. I mean an aircraft which hardly needs any fuel but can carry 300 or more passangers, especially with buissines and first class, would be a gold mine, wouldn't it? So somehow this aircrafts seem to be very expensive to run. Oh yeah, for where the fuel is stored. Have you ever done a rough calculation of the inner volume of such a wing by yourself...it's a hypothetical question, i know you didn't.
Raymundo Wellington (2 days ago)
@shi01 It does not make sense even in the event of an emergency. I nor anyone I am aware of have ever experienced that sort of BS when someone was drunk and the captain took the decision to land on. Besides, we are ignoring the issue of Volume. Where the effing is the huge amount of fuel held ?? Companies go bust because they are unable to balance income with outcome. That simple. It's like having a mortgage and you cannot afford any more payments when going unemployed.
shi01 (3 days ago)
Well, if they don't need much fuel, then why so many airlines have gone bust in the last few months? Apparently at least something makes these aircraft quite expansive to run. The max zero fuel weight is exactly what it sais. The maximum allowed weight without fuel but otherwise with everything loaded. That simply means you can't fill up the aircraft to the brim with fuel, which simply means you will have less range. And that is absolutly viable because many routes they fly with such aircraft are far shorter than their theoretical maximum range. Also, they only dump fuel when they need to land much earlier than planed, which can happend due to technical problems or medical emergencies. It's very simple, if you start for instance in Paris to cross the atlantic, but then you have to land in Dublin because of some engine problems, you probably have quite a lot of fuel left.
Precious 99 (16 days ago)
mind blowing
M Gabrielle (16 days ago)
what a waste of precious source of energy, does not help our planet, can they not fasten a parachute to the heart attack patient and push him out of the plane at a lower altitude straight into the nearest hospital! carpark where medical staff can deal with the Heart attack passenger. 😁
Damian White (16 days ago)
How much does it cost to FUEL an airliner?!
Emmanuel Drummer (17 days ago)
So educative...
Henry Haggard (18 days ago)
You see pilots must know math, they are skilled people, contrary to popular belief it isn't all about pumping hot flight attendants.
Chris Carr (18 days ago)
What are they supposed to do... Swallow it?
130lush (21 days ago)
joe momma
Edzel Arciga (23 days ago)
1:16 that is like finding a buton troll mode in minecraft
Therease Anne (23 days ago)
I thought you prefered Airbus?
Mike P (22 days ago)
He changed his airline and now he flies a Boeing 747F.
Kui Liu (25 days ago)
Wait so if you poop too much on a plane you're basically gonna crash it
كابتن محمد (25 days ago)
Plies you explik about the spids of tikof and hou dis mine rotite or Vr????????
Guru of Fun (26 days ago)
dumping 77 tons of fuel? wouldnt make much more sense to expel/eject ( parachuted down / eventually piloted to safe areas ) a tank placed in the rear belly if releasing a couple of external tanks attached under the wings ( drop tanks ) or a CFT create too much drag during the flight? The crooked chain of command in the industry dont allow the engineers to develop and implement ideas already used on military aircrafts since WW II
ZK-APA (22 days ago)
That's impractical because the chance of having to do a fuel dump is so low that the added complexity would negate any advantage.
Se7en (26 days ago)
A pilot and a successful youtuber?? Damn he's living the life
TALARI MANOAH DANIEL (27 days ago)
the fuel is wasting unuselessly and causing severe damage to environment
TALARI MANOAH DANIEL (25 days ago)
@Mike P thank you sir
Mike P (27 days ago)
It's rare when it happens, because it is only done in an emergency situation.
Donna Mims (27 days ago)
*Your highly overweight for an immediate landing*
logan Bagdade (28 days ago)
3:29 Did he just cap that?
Sierra 22 (28 days ago)
So dumping fuel to prevent a heavy cannon ball to hit the runway,that sum up everything
Thusith Gamage (28 days ago)
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.
Marc Foster (29 days ago)
Haha! "Du får kosa deg åleina du då" 😂
DrKleiner0815 (29 days ago)
What happens with the dumped fuel?
DrKleiner0815 (29 days ago)
@Mike P okay thanks. I think they should put more effort on engineering planes so that they can stand landings in maximum weight better
Mike P (29 days ago)
@DrKleiner0815 - Yes, that's what happens. But it is rare when they have to dump fuel because it is only done in an emergency situation.
DrKleiner0815 (29 days ago)
@Mike P so will it be lost forever? Unused fuel?
Mike P (29 days ago)
It dissipates in the air.
Nova 29 (29 days ago)
United: lol we also dump passengers
Perich29 (29 days ago)
they dump fuel because the pilot had to make a emergency landing so they dump fuel so pilot can easily land the plane down safely at low speed, instead of landing at higher airspeed.
ANONYMOUSCRACKER (1 month ago)
Nice
Dylan Mona (1 month ago)
So, you’re telling me that, for all the times that I’ve seen this, a person is having a heart attack? That’s a lot of heart attacks.. Fym?
ZK-APA (22 days ago)
Not always. Only a selected aircraft (wide body) can perform fuel dumping.
Peter Bustin (1 month ago)
Surely throwing out the fat cnt at row 17 is cheaper ??
MK (1 month ago)
I’ve been on a plane once where the pilot’s dumped fuel (because we had fueled the previous day and the flight plan changed). Looked neat with the spray coming out of the wingtip.
Akshay Sawant (1 month ago)
Just drop the fucking patient and continue your ride... Save fuel dude
FPVhead (1 month ago)
So when they pack more of us on to planes that means more luggage and thus more fuel (carbon) dumping directly into the most sensitive part of the atmosphere in each type of scenario. Nice.
Marsel Besker (1 month ago)
Basic???
Sraj Films (1 month ago)
Thanks ❤️
Cj Cj (1 month ago)
New but why is a first officer calling himself a captain at delta that's disrespectful at delta
fleckgaming (1 month ago)
Anyone else notice the length of the video
David crow quintero (1 month ago)
Nice video! just one thing, the spanish title is not well translated , correct way would be: "Porque pilotos tiran el combustible?"...
Dominic O'Conner (1 month ago)
Wow 12 tons per hour fuel usage and 2 for dumping that is crazy, Can't complain about my vehicles fuel economy now.
Dj Meemex (1 month ago)
i`m still wondering why pasagers can`t have a parashute? And a door behind airplane and when plane is on a safe altitude passager can jump if landing gear is not opening..or plane ha some seriously problem to land!?
ZK-APA (22 days ago)
Too complex and expensive. Especially considering that the situation ever happening is close to nil.
greetthemoth (1 month ago)
Ur moms so fat, they had to throw her off the plane to meet the landing weight. 😂
Mr Upload (1 month ago)
Your so useful joe
deathchilde (1 month ago)
Every aircraft have their own max landing weight. We do too!!! Share this to your partner to remind them. Note: high risk of sleeping on the porch tonight (and maybe even the nights to come for the entire week) lol
Conrad Yuki (1 month ago)
Wouldn't that be bad for the environment?
Mike P (1 month ago)
It doesn't happen often. It's rare, because it's only done in an emergency situation.
Paul Floyd (1 month ago)
"dissipate" LOL.
DiXd (1 month ago)
Äääähn If a passanger has a heart attack they won't land will they I mean Kerosene is so expensive and if a passanger dies there's a cabinet for dead people right ?
DiXd (1 month ago)
My question is When your underneath a plane dumping fuel Do you get splattered with Kerosene
drServitis (1 month ago)
Nope. He said in the video the fuel dissipates before it hits the ground because of the high altitude at which it is dumped.
DiXd (1 month ago)
I mean Who's asking this People that don't know none about planes
Colin Koblanski (1 month ago)
HOAX...spacebusters proved airplanes do not use fuel here on youtube....and much more on the comets catastrophies a coincidence video.
Alfa Won (1 month ago)
What about the pollution of the fuel in the ocean or is not a problem thats addressed currently.
Mike P (1 month ago)
It's rare when it happens, because it's only done in an emergency situation.
hzhang1228 (1 month ago)
the frogs in my backyard pond are not producing eggs that turn into tadpoles... hmmm
Tom Jabar (1 month ago)
One time fuel damping = my car life time re fueling even more ;)
Simon Chap (1 month ago)
Thanks because I’m always like Why is there gasoline getting out of the engine?
Alexandru Curta (1 month ago)
Why not build extra H2 tanks, kerosene fuel for the trip plus some extra for emergency, the rest of the take off weight H2, dump steam to reach landing weight? Or make planes run on H2! We have durable materials today, Hindenburg scenario impossible!
Traditional lifestyle / No You Hang up (1 month ago)
I like how he talks about dumping fuel as if Its totally acceptable..
Mike P (1 month ago)
It's rare, because it is only done in an emergency situation.
FLEXXX GOD (1 month ago)
Я делаю забивную карту в Far Cry 5
joseblancoize (1 month ago)
This doesn't answer the question very well. It's due to a heart attack of a passenger and what else?
James Basri (1 month ago)
@captainjoe - is there a risk involve to the airplane when you dump fuel?
theextremeviking (1 month ago)
they don't dump fuel - it's water.
Sexi Grande (1 month ago)
Why would they dump water?
jerry sanders (1 month ago)
Ohhhh the antifa jerkoffs were calling that “chem trails” 😂😂🛫✈️
Angel Samael (1 month ago)
Did bombers during WW2 ever have to dumb bombs because it would make them too heavy to land?
Mo Tour (1 month ago)
낭비, 환경오염
Joe O (1 month ago)
Most modern aircraft don't have the ability to dump fuel anymore.
Naren ChowdarY (1 month ago)
Joe , can you please make a video about over weight landing. Can't wait to learn.
Jon Landry (1 month ago)
Bullshit, pure bullshit.
Ethan K (1 month ago)
Did he just explain the same point like three times?
FERNANDO AUGUSTO (1 month ago)
Very good explanation,Captain 👮‍♂️
Henry Discipline (1 month ago)
Interesting, not the usual bullshit.
비비빅 (1 month ago)
한국어 자막 잘 달아놓으셨네 번역하시는 분 수고하셨어요 ㅎㅎ
jay sinclair (1 month ago)
This is NOT a fuel dump as this makes no economic sense whatsoever not to mention the safety angle. This is chemtrailing in action that is part of the massive geo engineering that has been going on for well over a half century..!!!
Bishop Polycarp (1 month ago)
Hey Joe, Can you do a cabin procedures video or series, like arm and cross check doors blah blah blah?
wayne Last (1 month ago)
The key question is HOW OFTEN do they dump fuel?
ZK-APA (1 month ago)
wayne Last there is no set answer. Its an emergency procedure, so its only done if its needed (remember even airlines hate dumping fuel because they are paying for it) Moreover not all planes can dump fuel. Narrow body planes (A320,B737 or any smaller) don’t have fuel dumping mechanism. Its just the wide body planes which have it. So if you actually calculate it percentage wise, its close to nil. Ps I am not saying fuel dumping is a good thing. Its not. But its understandable that why its done, and why are there no other alternates.
wayne Last (1 month ago)
ZK-APA what’s that mean? What percent of flights dump fuel? Some types of flights more than others?
ZK-APA (1 month ago)
wayne Last very very rare. Maybe in the low double digits per year.
Christian R (1 month ago)
Doesn't the dumped fuel cover the ground/houses/people in highly combustible liquid?
Private R (1 month ago)
at 6:59
Ahnaf Kabir (1 month ago)
Basically the plane is too T H I C C
alexrico rico (1 month ago)
You're very good!
Stellar (1 month ago)
Video’s suspiciously 9:11 long
jay sinclair (1 month ago)
Stellar interesting..
wayne Patrick (1 month ago)
Just show me you dumping fuel. Because if ime meant to believe its all in the wings I don't buy it . Compressed air gets pumped in not fuel.some fuel is needed.air o plane. Don't buy it.think about it Two tons a minute And F1 car filled in 1.6 seconds do me a favour get a bigger fuel tank for the F1 or stop lieing to the people.and charging dollar
Sexi Grande (1 month ago)
Compressed air get pumped? Not fuel? Fuel can be stored in the fuselage as well not just the wings. Are you one those fuel hoax people? I’ve never seen any reason for a conspiracy and I’m an aircraft mechanic. I’ve worked on fuel systems doing heavy overhaul work on lockeed Martin p-3 Orion aircraft.
Rubbergug (1 month ago)
If only this video was 1 second longer..
abhiraj aman (1 month ago)
It will pollutes environment & deplete resources very rapidly , and that can cost the life of entire earth. Which is way more expensive than lives of just few passengers. So we need to think and look for a different solution.
khuram shazi (1 month ago)
Lol . My dream was to be a pilot. But I couldn't study cause of some reason... I love plans mostly fighter jets
Ramy Elhanna (1 month ago)
Anyone realise that video goes for 9.11
Pockets MacCartney (1 month ago)
Wanted to if certain areas are designated for dumps and if no dump areas exist. Also, are populaces informed when a dump occured and to avoid smoking (just kidding) or walking under them.
Red-rose Kelly (1 month ago)
Wait but in on of his videos it says that those trails are soap and water from the lavatory sinks 😂 I’m so confused someone please explain!!!
Matthew Reid (1 month ago)
Dear captain Joe First I love to watch your videos and I like air Berlin even though they are ceased I saw there poster in July in Salzburg I also like cargolux and have been to Luxemburg city 2 years ago and I saw planes landing I can't really remember where but it was up high back in March I saw luxair did cargolux get there letter and tell you what I told them to say to you I heard about the flugmobel thing when I was in Poland I also slept one night outside Munich I like that bit of aircraft hopefully we could meet someday somewhere maybe I could come to you or you could come to me if possible could you send me a letter about how you are doing Thank you Yours sincerely Matthew Reid Thanks captain Joe I also like Dutch pilot girl and your brothers YouTube channel
xuedong zhao (1 month ago)
Because of the 3 yellow stripes on you shoulders
xuedong zhao (1 month ago)
I’m 100% sure your a co-pilot