Florida panhandle airport adds autogas

Pilots living in or flying through the Pensacola, Florida, area have good reason to cheer the news that autogas is now available at the Peter Prince Airport (2R4) in Milton. According to an airport spokeswoman, “We added autogas last summer. We are currently selling 93 octane fuel for $3.95 per gallon.”  That’s $1.20 less than leaded avgas at the same airport and great news for the 70%-80% of all piston engine aircraft that can burn lead-free autogas, an FAA-approved fuel since 1982.

The GAfuels Blog is written by two private pilots concerned about the future availability of fuels for piston-engine aircraft: Dean Billing, Sisters, Ore., a pilot, homebuilder and expert on autogas and ethanol, and Kent Misegades, Cary, N.C., an aerospace engineer, aviation sales rep for U-Fuel, and president of EAA1114.

Comments

  1. Does “autogas” here mean propane, like they use in the vehicle market?

  2. Kent Misegades says:

    Pete,

    Autogas – by definition – must be ethanol-free.  Yes, Milton is selling 93 octane lead-free, ethanol-free autogas.

    Kent

  3. Pete Bedell says:

    Is it ethanol-free autogas?

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