Avgas focus of Wichita Aero Club talk

The Wednesday, Aug. 8, Wichita Aero Club Luncheon will feature a general aviation industry expert on aviation fuel and the ongoing — and increasingly urgent — need to find a viable replacement for 100LL.

A wide-ranging discussion will be lead by Walter Desrosier, vice president of engineering & maintenance for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

He is responsible for promoting the interests of GAMA’s members managing activities on technical policy issues including certification processes and regulatory requirements governing the design, production, and continued operational safety of general aviation aircraft.

Desrosier works directly with the Board of Directors’ Technical Policy Committee (TPC) which serves as the industry’s authoritative organization for developing and implementing technical policy issues in coordination with the FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). These issues are also represented before the U.S. Congress and European Commission.

The luncheon will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton at Wichita Airport, beginning with a reception at 11:45 a.m. and lunch at noon.

For more information: 681-4491 or 681-4471 or WichitaAeroClub.org


  1. Leguest says

    All that effort and money spent on search for 100LL replacement is a waste. Why not declare 100LL dead and start working on aviation diesel engines. Long term it could be cheaper to replace higher performance engines with diesels and for lower powered ones use 94UL or whatever unleaded equivalent there is.
    100LL is dead. Some people just try to keep it alive before they retire.

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