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Olympic torch... Am I dumb?? If you cannot take fire etc onto an aircraft?

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JosieWills 
Asked at 2009.12.19 02:38:59
How do they keep the torch alight without hazards?? Please help
answer Rides365  Answered at 2009.12.19 02:38:59
The torch is a carefully planned and extremely well protected part of the Olympic ceremony.

The route it travels is planned up to more than a year in advance, and it does not travel on commercial aircraft with passengers or other cargo.

The flame is kept alive with more than one source, lit from the original flame in Greece, and it's not burning with a 2 1/2 foot flame...it's protected, compressed gas in containers with regulated outgassing, and not dangerous to it's surroundings. As one source of the flame runs down, it's used to light the next, with sources directly lit from the original always in reserve.

Flame in an aircraft isn't a huge problem...until the last couple of decades, smoking, with matches and lighters, was allowed on virtually every airplane.
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