I am constantly asked what we can do to prepare for the coming fuel debacle if no timely replacement for 100LL is found.
Work on our aviation alphabets to support two pumps on every airport selling fuel. Some 20 years ago, this was mostly the case. What is ironic is that in the proposals the aviation alphabet groups have published, or talked about publicly, they admit that they will probably need a two fuel solution, especially during any transition from 100 LL.
We propose that aviation quit being so proud and independent and start acting like the ethanol industry. Ask Congress for subsidies and tax credits. The ethanol industry has been getting them for 30 years. They have generous tax credits for gas station infrastructure upgrades for E85. Why can’t the touted General Aviation Caucus in Congress pass generous tax credits for adding fueling infrastructure on our public use airports?