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

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Alex Sands (5 hours ago)
This guy just made a video about planes that is 9:11 in length
StarSaphire9981 (22 hours ago)
Wait, is fuel dumping the reason why you see white streaks coming from the wings of the plane when you’re watch from the ground? I always thought the white streaks is a cool pattern made by the wings cutting through the air, creating lined clouds which soon disperse... wow. Life was a lie lol.
Mike P (12 hours ago)
Those white trails are not caused by fuel dumping. They are condensation trails which are produced by aircraft engine exhaust when the water in aircraft engine exhaust condenses. They are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. Condensation trails have nothing to do with fuel dumping, and fuel dumping is rare because it is only done in an emergency situation, not all the time.
John Morris (2 days ago)
Wow, I’m a 744 pilot and I always wondered why the 800 failed so badly in pax config? Your numbers just gave me the answer!
Dionysios Tz (2 days ago)
Are you thinking that all pepole are so stupid? Dont tell bulshit! You are long time already dumping the CHEMTRAILS !!!!
Hoodiez (3 days ago)
Anyone else realize how long the video is and he's talking about planes
Henry Discipline (3 days ago)
It's often done through vanity, an airline that is able to demonstrate fuel dumping as it comes into land is considered especially solvent and viable.
maht abdullah (3 days ago)
Captain you gonna make university professors losting their job! I learned more in this 2 minute then in my last2 years of the class room.. Thanks captain!
Steven Shelton (4 days ago)
Not my cup of tea.
kevcom000 (4 days ago)
Wait a second “make sure your not over your maximum landing weight” did he just fat shame me???????!?!!!!??? 😭😭😭😭😭😭
Blue Fluke (4 days ago)
i noticed the only potential downside mentioned of an overweight landing was to the aircraft. Nothing mentioned about the pax. Collateral damage?
Peter O'Neill (4 days ago)
Glasgow GLA/EGPH is nearer than Dublin. Just saying.
A ANTICASTROS (4 days ago)
HE SPEAKS A LOT
OmegaLuL (5 days ago)
Not rocket science, high fuel = more weight = damage to plane or even explosion Low fuel = less weight no damage to plane and everyone is safe That's why they dump the fuel
Rafael Almeida (5 days ago)
Why don't they make a stronger plane?
Mike P (5 days ago)
Weight is the reason.
Matthew Alanis (6 days ago)
Did anyone notice this video is about planes and it’s 9:11 long ?? 911 ✈️
Lahcene SEDDIKI (6 days ago)
Hello, salut from Algeria, nice video Cpt. Joe, By the way all your videos are best May question is there min altitude for fuel dumpling? Regards
Andy Mankey (6 days ago)
Am I the only one here because of a plane that dumped fuel on a school by lax
Jay McVey (6 days ago)
@captainjoe Here in Australia we call those fighter jets F one eleven or the pig.
Ahmad Azzam Alhanafi (7 days ago)
Who here because of the plane in Los Angeles?
Ahmad Azzam Alhanafi (1 day ago)
Yeah it wasn't
King Cuteclaws (1 day ago)
Ahmad Azzam Alhanafi the title never said anything about Los Angeles
bjmxd (7 days ago)
still stupid
Stratoleft (7 days ago)
Explain this: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/jet-dumps-fuel-lands-schoolkids-los-angeles-68282924
Mike P (5 days ago)
Stratoleft - There will be an official investigation about what caused this incident.
Matthew Alanis (6 days ago)
Stratoleft dang that’s crazy
Virginia Tolles (8 days ago)
Any input on the events in Los Angeles Tuesday? Is the control for dumping fuel where one of the pilots might have activated it accidentally?
Asian Squad (8 days ago)
Anyone here after Delta dumped fuel over some innocent playground kids?
Sandro A (8 days ago)
The kids will be fine
Vishu A (8 days ago)
Why didn't they make planes which can have same landing and take-off weight ?
James Woods (8 days ago)
Planes should be banned from flying. And ones flying should be shot down.
ツRoyalPillows (9 days ago)
Is it only me that thought those were rockets when I was younger?
MrAnakin1996 (9 days ago)
Some call it "fuel dumping". Professionals commonly refer to it as "The Delta Procedure".
Warloc 710 (9 days ago)
What are the odds I just happened to be watching this, then all of the sudden a plane just did this over a California elementary school as I was watching lol I was well informed on what was happening when I saw it though thanks to your great video!
dada d (9 days ago)
I'm here because Delta dropped fuel on a city on school zones
Sandro A (8 days ago)
Well it had to be done, I'm sure everyone is ok.
GoShiggyGo (9 days ago)
THIS happened here in LA today!!! https://ktla.com/2020/01/14/lax-bound-aircraft-apparently-drops-fuel-on-elementary-school-in-cudahy-multiple-patients-assessed/
Nick Leitz (9 days ago)
odd timing by youtube to recommend me this vid
Lotta Nerve (6 days ago)
I agree.....it's like they planned it
Wolfgang (9 days ago)
No those aren't fuel dumps, those are naturally occurring contrails.
Miles Meigs (9 days ago)
Wait I’m confused your uniform only has 3 stripes but you call yourself captain? Are you a captain or not?😂(not being rude just wondering)
Csongor Gyuricza (9 days ago)
Those hand gestures are a bit out of control...
Mark Oliver (9 days ago)
Thank you Captain Blow.
Mark Oliver (9 days ago)
All pilots cheat on their wife's and have family's all over the world.
Mark Oliver (9 days ago)
Does the guy with the heart attack have to pay for fuel loss?
Mark Oliver (9 days ago)
Throw out the Democrats and their luggage.
CACTUS 1549 (10 days ago)
*Copilot:* we have to dump fuel. me earlier, puts a remotely controlled lighter on the nozzles. Me *HELL YEAH* *ATC* we have a Royyisa 747 on fire.
yan vianet (11 days ago)
Super ;)
ashley hartell (13 days ago)
Sexy hot rich pilot. Lol. I’m too distracted and didn’t hear most of what you said sorry.
Paul Halmel (17 days ago)
The plane isnt actualy dumping fuel, its spraying chemtrails XD
c0mpu73rguy (17 days ago)
I wish there was a way to dump the fuel and recover it later on. But I don’t think that’s possible sadly.
kuru Seikatsu (18 days ago)
Why don't they just dump pax.
Kader XYZ (18 days ago)
7:30 It is never another half video...
Melwin Noronha (20 days ago)
Captain JOE, greetings ! Great one thanks for sharing your wonderful vid
Teresa Martins (20 days ago)
It's so much fun listening to actual pilots explaining everything you should know about planes.
Louise M (22 days ago)
It's an aeroplane and it's maths not math.
mai2myaccount (19 days ago)
You are absolutely wrong with the reason for fuel dumping. You better do your research first before you explain nonsense to the public. From a certification point of view any aircraft must be capable of landing with its takeoff weight. Have you ever hearted anything about (missed) approach climb gradient? Do you know anything about (missed) approach climb gradient limited weight? Well then go back to your aerodynamics books and start reading :-)
Travis (23 days ago)
Is this where people come up with the concept of chem-trails? Or is a so called chem-trail nothing more than a contrail? I always thought it was just dependant on the amount of moisture in the air but that's just a guess on my part.
Jarrah Jamal (24 days ago)
Your not a captain your a first officer
nicole burke (25 days ago)
Thank you for this video . I have a question .......I have never seen a ugly pilot .....they are all handsome . Could someone explain !
Joshka Kaiser (26 days ago)
That's so ironic! That flight path and situation actually happened while I was flying from London to lax! 2004! An indian woman was about to give birth on the plane and we were over iceland when they turned around and went low and jettisoned fuel all the to Dublin. I spent 24 hours on that plane since they had to refuel and THEN AFTER ALL PREGNANT WOMEN GOT OFF THE PLANE, WE RESUMED OUT FLIGHT PLAN. THX BRITISH AIRWAYS! AT LEAST YOU HANDLED IT LIKE A CHAMP
Bobocean342 (26 days ago)
In the thumbnail he looks proud for dumping fuel
Joseph cool (26 days ago)
Greta thunberg would say. How dare you!!
Jake The Garden Snake (27 days ago)
Because Chem trails, GMO'S and 3rd eye. Duuhhh
Khaak Nasheen (28 days ago)
Is there any place for aircraft maintenance engineer?
S Y (28 days ago)
They should consider dumping rude passengers instead of fuel!
Gabriel Oliveira (28 days ago)
Waste 2 tons of fuel.. thats ridiculous
akhara yim (29 days ago)
You make me think that I'm less smarter... I want to be your student
CRAZO R6 (29 days ago)
I absolutely love your videos, but please use decimals instead if commas and your #1 numbers could use some cosmetics as well. A very small tweak but for those not as adequate with math it could be a major difference. major plus your #7’s!
Anpanator (29 days ago)
If there is A LOT OF DAMAGE to the plane when landing overweight... just flex tape it.
Milwaukee Brewers (29 days ago)
What about when a plane takes off and within minutes someone catches a stroke or for whatever reason you have to land, are you going to dump a shit load of fuel?
ZK-APA (27 days ago)
Milwaukee Brewers unfortunately yes
Bailey DuBrasky (1 month ago)
so can you dump passengers overboard as well?
Matt Nguyen (1 month ago)
They dump fuel in the air for clouds and for everyone to see the plane
Finn Winter (1 month ago)
Hello Joe I have a question, it wouldn't be better if you push a plane backwards into the parking position at the airport, that it can then roll forward again forward This text has been translated with google translator so it may be the error in it Thank you nice times in advance
Mike P (1 month ago)
That is the normal procedure today. The aircraft is pushed backwards from the gate using a pushback tug, and after that the aircraft uses its engines for taxiing to the runway.
Ridz (1 month ago)
Joe is gonna marry a 747
Hero Number Two (1 month ago)
I dump a huge ton of poop
Gary Riefle (1 month ago)
... or how they dump chemtrails.
bakoupin (1 month ago)
ironically the vid s length is exactly 9:11
Rogelio A (1 month ago)
Video length 911
blazzer73553 B (1 month ago)
Lies!!!!
Zabiulla Saddham (1 month ago)
Don't waste fuels ...in the world airline is wasting more fuel than other transport vehicles.as dumping...is it we need it? ... why do we not trying to another... alternative option
ZK-APA (1 month ago)
Zabiulla Saddham because it’s not a normal routine, but an emergency routine. It’s only done if it’s the only option available.
Miner's Definition (1 month ago)
thank you captain Joe that was so helpful
João M (1 month ago)
Agora ta explicado o oleo na agua que recolho da chuva aqui em casa. Now explained the oil in the water that I collect from the rain here at home.
Jasraj306 :D (1 month ago)
The video is 9:11 long
Dan Wilson (1 month ago)
7:20 Smaller jets like the 737 have to hold a flying pattern to burn the fuel off..... So just fly to your destination!!
Martin Budinský (1 month ago)
Seems like 3K people do not understand simple physics. :D
Rodelito Lobaton (1 month ago)
Thats why climate change because of this🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Elexiel (1 month ago)
Flat earthers: *C H E M T R A I L S*
armandoamaya03 (1 month ago)
Fule dumping is just evil. How does confess allow this. I see those trails over my city all the time!
Mike P (1 month ago)
The aircraft dump fuel only in an emergency situation. You said that you see those trails all the time. If you see them all the time they are the contrails from the jet engines because water vapor condenses from aircraft engine exhaust. Contrails mainly consist of small ice crystals. This is a normal phenomenon. Those trails have nothing to do with the fuel dumping. The aircraft don't dump fuel all the time. The fuel dumping is rare because it is only done in an emergency situation. These are normal contrails from the engines: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/A340-313X.jpg/1200px-A340-313X.jpg
Ivan Zalac (1 month ago)
😤
Dominic Lovato (1 month ago)
So are you guys the ones starting forest fires. That stuff is very flammable.
Dominic Lovato (1 month ago)
@Mike P I get what your saying. I'm not a chemist but water has a lower boiling point I would assume. So if water in a lake would evaporate from the sun at a certain rate. Now from 30k ft for jet fuel to evaporate until it hit the ground or tree or a mountain. Some off it won't touch the ground.
Mike P (1 month ago)
@Dominic Lovato - It evaporates in the air. It doesn't spread on the ground.
Dominic Lovato (1 month ago)
@Mike P its a liquid though
Mike P (1 month ago)
It doesn't reach the ground, it dissipates in the air.
jaue82 (1 month ago)
So when you buy a ticket. Sign a waiver. If you have medical emergency you are screwed. Save one person having heart attack give cancer to God knows how many with jet fuel rain.
jaue82 (1 month ago)
@Mike P still toxic chemicals in the air that weren't there before. Still better to let that person pass than it is to take jet fuel and make it an aerosol over people.
Mike P (1 month ago)
The fuel dissipates in the air before it reaches the ground.
SCU Later (1 month ago)
Is it a coincidence that the length before clicking the video says 9:11 lol?
max mackinlay (1 month ago)
It would be cheaper just to dump every ones luggage and just give them a voucher.
dizzybynature (1 month ago)
depends on who you ask.. Alex Jones says its chem trails turning the frogs gay.. gee, i wonder who im gonna believe; a pilot with knowledge and experience or AJ..
Shiloh Pacheco (1 month ago)
I call B's.this is so they can help control the weather and poison us.
Tevita Mahe (1 month ago)
Dumping fuel wounder why people are getting sick or does the fuel land on the ocean and poisen the fish we eat
Mike P (1 month ago)
The fuel dissipates in the air before it reaches the ground.
Ghostgaming (1 month ago)
If the pilot activates the fuel dumping and the fuel is being dumped is the fuel evaporated before it can hit the ground or are there some gemicals that don't evaporate?
Carlos Hernandez (1 month ago)
Dude! How dare you drop math on the unsuspecting masses? Great video. Always wondered who cleaned up the fuel after a dump. Also, in the event of such an emergency (i.e. passenger has medical issue), who pays for the lost fuel?
VikingBiker (1 month ago)
Wouldnt be cheaper to just have an ejectable tank in the plane? The plane pumps all the fuel it needs to get rid off there, ejects it on the ocean and then it can be recovered.
ZK-APA (1 month ago)
VikingBiker no, it’ll be more expensive, as having that system in the first case will increase costs as well as generic fuel consumption
SALMONISYUMMIYEET (1 month ago)
Video just happens to be 9:11 long...
Rolex Kings (1 month ago)
Funny enough I had to perform the fuel jettison procedure earlier today in the PMDG B748...had to circle at fl260 outside KLAX. The good thing is the new B748 displays the time remaining to jetiison fuel.
Team 5 Podcasts (1 month ago)
Do y’all see the time of this video is 911
Team 5 Podcasts (1 month ago)
Nah I’m good
John Wick (1 month ago)
I see math i exit lol
alejandro blanco (1 month ago)
Pilot and the video is 9:11 long...?
Regulations (1 month ago)
9:11 minutes long for a plane video
SCU Later (1 month ago)
Hahaha I noticed it too.
Connor Moran (1 month ago)
It’s a video about planes, with a time of 9:11.........
Justin Hulbert (1 month ago)
So..... I could become really rich if I just invent better landing gear??? This whole exercise seems crazy, dumping jet fuel over the general public. Why not work a little harder on the landing gear then its a non-issue.
Mike P (1 month ago)
That will just increase the weight further. The problem isn't so big because the fuel dumping is only done in an emergency situation, so it's rare when it happens.