RAF Sets Guinness World Record for First Purely Synthetic Fuel Flight Written 18 November 2021


Ikarus C42 | Credit: Adrian Pingstone; Wikipedia; Public Domain

The Daily Mail (UK) reports that the Royal Air Force “has set a new Guinness World Record after completing the first ever flight using a fully synthetic aircraft fuel.” The flight “took place on November 2, with Group Captain Peter Hackett taking an Ikarus C42 aircraft on a short flight around Cotswold Airport near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.” The synthetic UL91 fuel “is made by London-based Zero Petroleum using hydrogen extracted from water, and carbon extracted from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.”
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