We recently received the following email in reference to our to our information on distilled water page on our website –
“Hi, Not that is any of my business but your description of the use of distilled water to cool the old 707 engines is not correct. I flew them for 14 years. It would be more accurate to say that the distilled water boosted the efficiency of the engines by 25% when injected into them on take-off. Without distilled water injection on a hot day that plane would fall out of the sky due to lack of power. Anyway just thought it could make your description a bit better.”
This came from Robert Smith – many thanks for your email Robert, we stand corrected on our original statement on the website that the Boeing 707 planes used to use distilled water as a coolant for their engines before take off . We’ve now amended this page on our website accordingly. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions relating to, or have your own corrections, advice, or facts about distilled water and we will post them on our blog.