DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: U.S. Air Force Jet Making History

Rodriguez, Chief Engineer for the U.S. Air Force Alternative Fuels Certification Office, (77th AESW, ASC) who directs the research and certification of synthetic and biomass derived alternative aviation fuels from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Betty Rodriguez, Chief Engineer for the U.S. Air Force Alternative Fuels Certification Office

On a recent DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command fuels experts discussed the U.S. Air Force history-making demonstration flight of an A-10 aircraft which flew solely on a blend of bio-mass derived and conventional JP-8 jet fuel.

Air Force Materiel Command fuels experts Jeff Braun, director of the USAF Alternative Fuels Certification Office; Dr. Tim Edwards, a senior chemical engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Propulsion Directorate; and Betty Rodriguez, chief engineer for the Alternative Fuels Certification Office, who direct the research and certification of synthetic and biomass derived alternative aviation fuels from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, participated in a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable and offered their perspectives on the history-making March 25 demonstration flight.

Listen to the interview.

To read the transcript, click here

To read the Defense.gov story, click here.

To read a related story, A-10 Flies on Synthetic Fuel Blend.

Joining us for the roundtable were Andrew Lubin, the Military Observer; Andrew Bochman, DoD Energy Blog; Sandra Erwin, National Defense Magazine; Graham Warwick; Aviation Week; and Karen Weaver-Cox, Skywrighter.

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