The Aviation Fuel Club is organizing a special event called “Unleaded to Oshkosh” — U2OSH — for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the FAA’s approval of the first autogas STC, an effort led in part by EAA founder Paul Poberezny. All pilots flying aircraft to Oshkosh that are capable of operating on autogas will be given special recognition. Awards will be given for the longest distance traveled, oldest/newest aircraft and smallest/largest aircraft flown using lead-free autogas.
Headquarters for the event will be the exhibit of U-Fuel (#339, just SW of Phillips66 Plaza) the sponsor for U2OSH. Co-sponsors are Petersen Aviation, FlyUnleaded, American Legend Aircraft ,and Air Plains.
The high point of U2OSH will be a forum at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, during AirVenture. Speakers who have already confirmed their participation include EAA founder Paul Poberezny, LSA expert and Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association President Dan Johnson (who also writes the Sport Pilot Blog [Splog] for General Aviation News), autogas STC expert Todd Petersen, ADI producer Mike Kelley of Air Plains, aviation fuel expert and General Aviation News columnist Ben Visser, and USUA leader and PSF publisher Roy Beisswenger.
Further information on U2OSH may be found on this flyer, which the organizers request interested parties post at their favorite airports, flying clubs, EAA chapters, etc.
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