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

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    Dear friends and followers, welcome back to my channel! Today's video will all be about the fuel jettison procedure, or better known as "FUEL DUMPING". Why do pilots dump costly fuel overboard, after you´ve just paid for it as a passenger? And what a terrible pollution of the environment! So pilots have to have a good enough reason why they do that?
    As jets began flying with US airlines in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the FAA rule in effect at the time mandated that if the ratio between an aircraft's maximum structural takeoff weight and its maximum structural landing weight was greater than 105%, the aircraft had to have a fuel dump system installed. Aircraft such as the Boeing 707 and 727 and the Douglas DC-8 had fuel dump systems. Any of those aircraft needing to return to a takeoff airport above the maximum landing weight would jettison an amount of fuel sufficient to reduce the aircraft's weight below that maximum landing weight limit and then land.
    And in our case, we have a medical emergency just beyond the coast of Scottland which forces us to land at the next suitable airport, which is Dublin. Then we´ll do the math on how much fuel we actually have to dump in order to safely land at Dublin airport below the maximum landing weight to not damage the airplane.
    We´ll quickly go over the fuel dumping panel and the actual fuel dumping hose of the Boeing 747.
    I hope you enjoy this basic explanation video on the fuel dumping procedure.
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Comments • 7 494

  • DH_Raptor
    DH_Raptor Day ago

    Why is he so likeable!!!!!! like i just watch his videos because of it and I like planes but I wouldnt watch any other channel to learn

  • ForTrei
    ForTrei 2 days ago

    Why this video don't have slovene subtitles NOT SLOVAKIAN BUT SLOVENE (Slovenia)

  • Gaurav Mullick
    Gaurav Mullick 2 days ago

    Just drop the heart attacked person off the plane matter solved!😂😂

  • meili mccannsayles
    meili mccannsayles 3 days ago

    In the U.S what side does the main captain sit on VS britain ir Australia

  • veneno p.
    veneno p. 4 days ago

    Wow I didn't know this theres have to be a better solution come on aircraft engineers come up with a solution.

  • what the heck is going on? fuke

    me O-O 747 at 8.55

  • Pedro Tedro
    Pedro Tedro 4 days ago

    Greetings folks those planes are spraying us with virus no wonder why people getting sick these years and even when it's raining it's not actualy rain
    those raindrops are basicly viruses go look for your self under the microscope then you have your answer

  • Lawrence Patrick
    Lawrence Patrick 5 days ago

    So there's a chance planes fly in circles wasting time and fuel just to land?

  • Benedictus Ivan G
    Benedictus Ivan G 5 days ago

    what is the simulator that captain use can we download it or buy to play in computer??

  • Felix M.
    Felix M. 5 days ago

    Titel Deutsch. Inhalt Englisch.

  • onewheeldrive Lin
    onewheeldrive Lin 5 days ago

    I got a better idea. Just dump the extra fuel in my back yard. I can use 77 tons of fuel.

  • Zain
    Zain 6 days ago

    Oh. . .that was fuel ? I thought the airplane create cloud

  • laume sawa
    laume sawa 6 days ago

    Drop gas tanks with parachute then. You will save much of fuel then and money. Stop dumping enviroment! But still I dont believe, that same trails in white colour caused by condensate or dumped overfuel. Is it coincidence that exhaust fumes and spilled fuel looks the same white colour? You think we are idiots?

  • markmywords312
    markmywords312 6 days ago

    I just knew he'd say the fuel would just dissipate into the atmosphere. Wrong! That suggests it magically disappears. He's brave to bring this subject up, so I wont knock him personally, but it's an absolute digraceful practice, hideously damaging to the environment and more a product of shoddy airmanship than necessity. Disgusting.

  • Seb. Obie
    Seb. Obie 6 days ago

    2:55 has ryanair bought a 747?

  • Eric Williams
    Eric Williams 7 days ago

    All very interesting, but what the hell does all that fuel do to the environment, let alone breathing the damn stuff in? I live near Heathrow airport and the stink of "Jet A1" is sometimes appalling. If I live long enough to retire from work, it'll be a looong way away from an airport. Just out of curiosity, has there ever been a study into what breathing jet fuel does to you?........Just asking.

  • Priscilla Mendez
    Priscilla Mendez 7 days ago

    I want to become captain but no money 🙄i enjoy your video. Thanks.

  • kimutai kirui
    kimutai kirui 8 days ago

    D in Physics but the physics teacher should've mentioned the TVclip career trajectory, might have helped with motivation. Nice video.

  • JoaKimzen
    JoaKimzen 8 days ago

    United should start dropping fuel, not passengers

  • K Ahmed
    K Ahmed 8 days ago

    Can you please explain transition altitude plus all the other altitudes?
    Your videos really help in learning

  • Hemant T
    Hemant T 8 days ago +1

    Good video to watch when taking a dump yourself.

  • Paul Hostetler
    Paul Hostetler 8 days ago

    I live under a landing zone about 2 miles from the airport and occasionally smell fuel when planes pass by. I hope they aren't dumping that low, but the smell is so strong I have to wonder and it's right over my garden which I really hate.

  • PinHead Larry
    PinHead Larry 9 days ago

    Just fucking dump all the fat fucks who take up 2 seats

  • hamza imbra
    hamza imbra 10 days ago

    Is true that when ever a plane is going land they dump fuel?????

  • Jose Guapo
    Jose Guapo 10 days ago

    And I thought they were chem trails..

  • Sayed Nadimul Ahasan
    Sayed Nadimul Ahasan 11 days ago

    wow

  • Ashton Smith
    Ashton Smith 11 days ago

    So why not just build a plane that can withstand its own landing?

  • Brandan Weatherspoon
    Brandan Weatherspoon 11 days ago

    I paid for that fuel, you better give me 20 gallons for my Tahoe 🤣🤣 always wanted to know this thanks so much!

  • Aruna Solanki
    Aruna Solanki 12 days ago

    C'mon the plane is to shy to pee on the runway so it does it in the air.

  • PABLO ARVELO
    PABLO ARVELO 12 days ago

    you're a captain but only have three stripes?

  • Jack Wolfskin
    Jack Wolfskin 12 days ago

    Thanks for not using retarded units

  • anthony benson
    anthony benson 12 days ago

    they may be dumping h20,lol fuel hoax.look up how the turbine really work.

  • Kiran Kumar
    Kiran Kumar 13 days ago

    yes yes yes. lesson learnt captain.

  • Kunal Nishad
    Kunal Nishad 14 days ago

    Is there any AME in long route flight??

  • Dominic Souza
    Dominic Souza 14 days ago

    You have 747k subs lol

  • TheDoopToob
    TheDoopToob 15 days ago +1

    2:09 _B_*U*_T_*T*_E_*R*

  • Christian Jungerberg
    Christian Jungerberg 15 days ago

    Man this guy is full of shit. Think about how long refueling would take in between every flight. Think about all the fuel trucks that would be going in and out. ( commercial fuel trucks hold 7000 gallons). What about fuel falling on communities. Like I said. FULL OF SHIT.

  • Sander Donker
    Sander Donker 16 days ago

    liars!

  • Sander Donker
    Sander Donker 16 days ago

    chemtrailing!!!!!!!

  • Victor
    Victor 16 days ago

    Ryanair owner is probably watching this like “BY GOD”

  • Loann Rason
    Loann Rason 17 days ago

    How many watches do you have?😰

  • Ralph Be
    Ralph Be 17 days ago

    Why do pilots dumb chemtrail
    ... explain.

  • Robert swetts
    Robert swetts 17 days ago

    So they basically dumped more fuel than I make in a year?

  • Silwiu
    Silwiu 17 days ago

    wow! interesting!

  • Naidu Y
    Naidu Y 17 days ago

    Thank you sir it's valuable information

  • David Burkett
    David Burkett 18 days ago

    Don't Captains have 4 stripes?

  • Honeysuckle Blossom
    Honeysuckle Blossom 18 days ago

    Thanks, that answers a lot of my questions from watching aircraft investigations. 😀

  • Adam Ahlgren
    Adam Ahlgren 18 days ago

    Mass (alone) can NEVER equal time (alone). Engineering 101

  • Phil Shifley
    Phil Shifley 18 days ago

    I have a question,captain:
    When you are in cruising altitude, after every few miles or so,do you keep adjusting the plane's level relative to your waypoints to compensate for the earth-s curvature, or do you just fly straight?

  • Vijayendra Jadhavrao
    Vijayendra Jadhavrao 18 days ago

    How about insred of dumping fuel they transfer the extra fuel to another jet while flying.
    m.tvclip.biz/video/P7yguTxymhE/video.html

  • Sun p
    Sun p 18 days ago

    I feel like i can fly a plane now

  • Arun Abraham
    Arun Abraham 18 days ago

    Chemtrails?

  • Nitro
    Nitro 20 days ago

    use the fuel as afterbuner

  • Yuzislap
    Yuzislap 20 days ago

    Just dump people's cargo!!lol

  • evil brat
    evil brat 21 day ago

    Capt. Joe, thank you for the explanation of this procedure - now I am more screwed up than when I first began watching this. Pardon me for I am laughing at the time I am posting this. It is Not a laughing matter this fuel dumping for it is necessary thing. Sir - just dump the dead wood [passengers, cargo, suit cases and Co-pilot]. . . weight down and safe for landing!

  • Paul Meyer
    Paul Meyer 21 day ago

    During the past months planes from a nearby army field had to dump fuel 3 times in 6 weeks over the same protected forest.
    Each time it was dropped high enough that most of it vaporized and the rest was spread too thin to notice on the ground. But the contamination could well be measured and seen afterwards and that was before the next rain which would bring the vaporized fuel back down. So while it is an emergency procedure it is not an uncontroversal one.

  • Thammanoon Kamfunt
    Thammanoon Kamfunt 22 days ago

    Good Job ... Thank for show me

  • pencilpauli
    pencilpauli 22 days ago

    Why do pilots dump fuel?
    To make conspiracy theorists think it's chemtrails

  • stinky Ass
    stinky Ass 23 days ago

    Does skillshare offer pilot tutorial? And scholarship?

  • ᗯᗩTᗩᑎ G وطنجي

    bulllllllshit , where do u keep all that much of fuel that u have felled within 45 min max ..... btw y is the hose on one side only .... and y is it upwards , wont it catch fire with that pumping speed that u need to obtain? did they hide the air compressed engine ... u just have no integrity ... ur no different from any captain at a pirate ship ... pls dont mislead the people u will be asked for it.

  • Un Om
    Un Om 23 days ago

    Bullshit ;)

  • roville Jerome wenaden

    thanx captain ,

  • Allinho2008
    Allinho2008 24 days ago

    Hi FO Joe, just wandering what’s the hard landing trigger in terms of G for the 747-800?

  • Traf Laq
    Traf Laq 24 days ago

    It's simple .. they are chemtrails too!

  • Thomas Boi
    Thomas Boi 24 days ago

    I wanna be a navy pilot when i grow up

  • 223 Tino
    223 Tino 24 days ago

    So this is those chem trails everyone been talking about 🤣

  • Kenan Rai
    Kenan Rai 24 days ago

    so you think you made it easy to understand?

  • Kross Fimate Hmar
    Kross Fimate Hmar 25 days ago

    Does fuel dump cause chemtrail?

  • The flushing Toilet
    The flushing Toilet 25 days ago

    So that’s what those white trails are in the sky

  • Kriztofer Plitzkin
    Kriztofer Plitzkin 25 days ago

    Being a pilot is no joke dude...

  • Zachary Imus
    Zachary Imus 25 days ago

    Bleeding water from compressors. Do you really think airlines are allowed to dump diesel all over the world just stop it!

  • Ficky Prastianto
    Ficky Prastianto 25 days ago

    Damn capt! i can't do math :/

  • Aleks siemer
    Aleks siemer 25 days ago

    United be like:dump all fuel then slam it into the ground
    Delta be like:boi i dump the right amount and do everything butter like

  • The Bipolar Bear
    The Bipolar Bear 25 days ago

    77 TONNES of fuel gets DUMPED? That more than the PLANE WEIGHS. I think your a charlatan.

  • Harish Krishnan
    Harish Krishnan 25 days ago

    You probably must have known the assholes on board by the time you are landing. So why not dump them???
    Take a small piece of advice, dump us INDIANS out first cause this is a fucking parasitic race of people on earth!

  • BabyRex
    BabyRex 25 days ago

    Chemtrails.....

  • ERROR_Animations
    ERROR_Animations 26 days ago

    "Overweight landing"

  • jonathan öhlund
    jonathan öhlund 26 days ago

    Är Du svensk?

  • herbert mape all
    herbert mape all 26 days ago

    I get it

  • Rajagopal S.
    Rajagopal S. 27 days ago

    Good information, thank god they don't dump overweight passengers and luggage Ha.

  • Cameron Bratz
    Cameron Bratz 27 days ago

    America Airlines would just dump the passengers

  • A Nelson
    A Nelson 28 days ago

    Captain joe your a first officer so "first officer joe"

  • Cake
    Cake 28 days ago

    can you please do a video of how strong you would have to be if you are attempting to hold a girl upside down in the bathroom while she supports a small portion of her weight with my penis in her mouth, all this at 10000 feet. Thanks.

  • Bill Bright
    Bill Bright 28 days ago

    As always the environment takes a back seat. People move into wild animal areas and in an human animal encounter with the beast just trying to survive the best way it knows how. The fish and game department sets out to kill it.
    So you dump a plane load of fuel because somebody has medical issues.

  • SB9P4
    SB9P4 28 days ago

    Contamination the skies.....

  • Vishal Vaikunth
    Vishal Vaikunth 29 days ago

    Does the dumping affect the stability of the aircraft while flying? What if one of the dumping hose doesn't work?
    And are there any chances that the fuel might get burned while dumping?

  • Francesco Bertone
    Francesco Bertone Month ago

    building stronger planes would just be too easy of a solution... better dump fuel in the atmosphere and continue polluting our own home!

  • Blaire Bustillo
    Blaire Bustillo Month ago

    Very informative information. Now I know the reason for this. 👍😁

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore Month ago

    My plane didn't have a green light for the nose gear, so we dumped fuel and flew by the tower for visual checks. Brace for impact. Uneventful landing.

  • Yichao Zhang
    Yichao Zhang Month ago

    Hey Captain Joe, will u cover the topics of wingflex next time? I am super interested in the crazy 787 wingflex.

  • Sahil Panmand
    Sahil Panmand Month ago

    Please came new video with Future Air Navigation system FANS

  • Red Baron
    Red Baron Month ago

    Just push the helium release activation button. Much cheaper than dumping gas, man. Lol

  • Murat T
    Murat T Month ago

    Hello Captain, What if the weather is lightning? still dumping the fuel in such cases? Danke.

  • Remon Chowdhury
    Remon Chowdhury Month ago

    So does all the pilots comes here like students goes to Khan Academy? 😂😂

  • CosmicMicron
    CosmicMicron Month ago

    And who breathes 77 tons of dropped fuel over Dublin?.... no wonder so many Irish grow up to be drunkards...

  • Thusitha Perera
    Thusitha Perera Month ago

    great video... thanks for the info... I know they do the same in a crash landing... hope you could explain more why do they do in a crash lading as well....

  • Johanna Ziegenthal
    Johanna Ziegenthal Month ago

    Fast 10min Video, nur um diese eine Frage zu beantworten? Das wäre mit einem Satz erledigt!
    Man lässt Treibstoff ab, damit das Flugzeug bei einer außerplanmäßigen Landung oder einer Notlandung nicht zu schwer ist und das Fahrwerk nicht kollabiert.

  • DannewK
    DannewK Month ago

    wieso übersetzt youtube immer meine titel verdammte scheise

  • Ken Ramnath
    Ken Ramnath Month ago

    Chemtrails for genocide...