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Name: Hale H.
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Age: 50s
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Date: September 2003


Question:
What is the definition for flame out on a turbo-jet engine?



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Hale -

The burn in a jet-turbine engine is continuous. The spark that is used for ignition happens only once during startup. If the flame is extinguished (from lack of oxygen or ingestion of large amounts of water or foreign matter) the engine's flame goes out.... a "flame out." It is usually possible to restart in flight.

Larry Krengel



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