Georgetown adds mogas

Aviation Fuel Club member Charles McKinney sent us the news this week that the Brown County Airport (KGEO) in Georgetown, Ohio, now has 91 AKI mogas for sale.

The Brown County Pilots Association has been hard at work with numerous improvements to this airport located 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati, as described in this article from the Brown County News Democrat.

Association President and Airport Manager Steve McKinney explains what they have done: “The county owns the airport but our association maintains it. We started selling mogas this month in order to reduce the cost of fuel and get people flying again. We have numerous airplanes here that can use the fuel through an STC and also eight aircraft with Rotax engines that operate best on mogas, which I can confirm as an A&P and IA who works on them. A fuel storage tank for mogas was no problem as we had one remaining from the years when we sold 80-octane avgas to all the aircraft that could burn it. We expect to sell mogas for $1 less than avgas, and welcome all flyers in the Cincinnati area and NE Kentucky to stop in and top off.”

Congratulations and thank you to the Brown County Pilots Association for helping to lower the cost of flying for pilots in southern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky. This makes the third general aviation airport to have added mogas within the past few weeks, the others being Cambridge, NE and Arlington, WA.    Flash – Make that Four!    We just learned that the Kings Land O’ Lakes Airport (KLNL) in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, recently began offer 91 AKI mogas for $4.50/gallon.

Your bloggers are in touch with a number of other airports at various stages of doing the same, good news for anyone interested in lowering the cost of flying and doing something serious about reducing our contributions of lead to the atmosphere.

You’ll find a comprehensive list and map of all airports with mogas maintained by GAfuel blogger Dean Billing.

Comments

  1. A common argument for “drop in” 100LL replacement is everything can run on it or needs it. I have often marveled at the short memory of people in that grade 80 was available into the early nineties. Yes that is twenty-plus years, but with the average pilot age they should remember two grades of avgas but they don’t and so the rhetoric states that it is not economical to supply two types of gasoline today. “A fuel storage tank for mogas was no problem as we had one remaining from the years when we sold 80-octane avgas to all the aircraft that could burn it.” It is indeed nice that some remember what that other tank was for and can put it back in use.

    • Kent Misegades says:

      Well put Greg. As a kid working in the early 1970s at the late-great Kentucky Flying Service, Bowman Field, Louisville, KY, I pumped three grades of leaded avgas into aircraft. I was 15, like most of the other line boys. We thought nothing of it, paid attention to what we were doing, and I never recall an instance of mis-fueling. Now a 15 year old kid can’t even get a job bagging groceries; they claim they are too young.

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