Details about $1 avgas experiment released

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by

The folks at Redbird Skyport in San Marcos, Texas, are getting a lot of calls and emails about their upcoming $1 a gallon avgas experiment during the month of October. To ensure there’s enough fuel to meet demand, officials have... Continue Reading →

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Airport commemorates B-17 pilot through new fuel system

Posted on September 17th, 2013 by

U-Fuel has installed one of its “Box” fuel stations at the Lee County-Butters Field Airport (52J) in Bishopville, S.C. The airport took advantage of the new installation to honor the airport’s namesake. Continue Reading →

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Swift Fuels opens aviation gasoline blending facility

Posted on September 16th, 2013 by

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — More than 100 people attended an event Friday, Sept. 13, to unveil two facilities that could bolster the process to commercialize an unleaded high-octane aviation gasoline called 100SF. Continue Reading →

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Airworthy AutoGas prepares for takeoff

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by

Mark Ellery doesn’t understand why aircraft owners “want to purchase fuel at a higher cost” than what he pays for the autogas that fuels his Citabria. “What I don’t understand is, given the imminent demise of 100LL, and given that... Continue Reading →

Eastern Fuels selects NATA for training

Posted on September 10th, 2013 by

Eastern Aviation Fuels, the exclusive marketer of Shell branded aviation fuels in the United States, has chosen to partner with the National Air Transportation Association’s NATA Safety 1st to provide training to its branded FBOs. Continue Reading →

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Piper fueled by autogas completes cross-country roundtrip

Posted on September 8th, 2013 by

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Piper Aircraft recently flew a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane unleaded automobile gas 2,100 nautical miles roundtrip from Vero Beach, Florida, to Oshkosh, Wis., and back. The Piper Archer was on exhibit at Piper’s EAA... Continue Reading →

Aviation fuel sales tax replaced in Indiana

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 by

Pilots touching down recently to refuel in Indiana have seen a major change in fuel prices. The aviation fuel sales tax of 60 cents per gallon has been replaced by an aviation fuel excise tax of 10 cents per gallon.... Continue Reading →

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Purdue jet to fly to Oshkosh on biofuel

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by

OSHKOSH — Pilots from Purdue University will fly the university’s Embraer Phenom 100 jet to AirVenture on Friday, Aug. 2, powered in part by a biofuel. One of the jet’s twin Pratt & Whitney engines will be filled with conventional... Continue Reading →

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Phillips 66 Aviation to celebrate 20 years of Young Eagles fuel rebates

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by

OSHKOSH, Wis. – This week at AirVenture, Phillips 66 Aviation is celebrating 20 years of providing fuel rebates to Young Eagles pilots, who volunteer their time, aircraft and money to introduce young people to the joys of flight. Continue Reading →

Archer flown on autogas makes its way to Oshkosh

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by

A Piper Archer, powered by a 180-horsepower Lycoming O-360 fueled with Airworthy AutoGas 93 Premium unleaded, was successfully flown from Vero Beach, Florida — Piper Aircraft’s home base — to Oshkosh, Wis., and will be on display at Airventure next... Continue Reading →