The GAfuels Blog is written by two private pilots concerned about the future availability of fuels for piston-engine aircraft: Dean Billing, Sisters, Ore., an expert on autogas and ethanol, and Kent Misegades, Cary, N.C., an aerospace engineer and aviation journalist.
Sam Hokin, creator of PURE-GAS.org, the best source of information on where to find ethanol-free gasoline, encourages everyone who needs this fuel to sign a petition to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
The petition asks the EPA “to ensure that federal ethanol regulations be constructed in a way to clearly encourage the production and sale of pure gasoline.”
The EPA has the authority now to prohibit nationwide the blending of ethanol in Premium (91 octane or higher) gasoline, the ideal fuel for 70%-80% of the current piston-engine fleet and essentially all new LSA aircraft. Please sign the petition today, and ask others who need ethanol-free fuel (for any purpose, not only aviation) to do the same.