- A helicopter refuelled in midair and a video of it has gone viral
- The viral video was shared on Twitter by a tweep with the handle @EducationaIGIFs
- Many social media users expressed their thoughts on it and some people wondered why they have to switch off the engine of their cars before refuelling
A video of a helicopter refuelling in midair has got people talking on social media after it was shared by tweep with the handle @EducationaIGIFs.
In the video, the helicopter could be seen positioning itself as it inserted a long pipe into another pipe from a plane. The long pipe from the helicopter served as the channel through which fuel travelled to the tank.
Sharing the video on Twitter, @EducationaIGIFs wrote:
"Refueling helicopter in mid-air!"
Many social media users were stunned and they soon flooded the comment section of the post with their thoughts.
"I thought turn off the engine before refueling?"
Responding to @freshestdude01, @Mixed__Money wrote:
"Not necessary. Even with our cars. The engine can be running while pumping, it won’t cause any damage. It’s not suggested to do so though because it’s a fire hazard due to the vapors."
"Aviation fuel is not as volatile as Premium Motor Spirit. Never advisable to have your car engine running when refueling."
"Thought you have to switch off the engine when you refuel?"
"How can a helicopter keep its engine running to refuel, but we have to cut our vehicles off to refuel?"
In other news, a grandpa that is almost 90 years got people talking on social media after building a helicopter.
In a video that has gone viral, the elderly man could be seen flying the chopper and landing it safely as many people gathered to watch.
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Sharing the video on Facebook, Emmanuel Isaac's wrote:
"This grandpa, almost 90 years old built a helicopter."