SAN MARCOS, Texas — The $1 a gallon avgas experiment at Redbird Skyport at San Marcos Airport will end Oct. 15, not Oct. 31 as originally planned. That’s because demand for the discounted fuel far exceeded projections.
By MICHAEL G. MOONEY
The debate about using mogas in aircraft has been around my entire aviation career. I’m a pilot and love all things aviation, but after 25 years working as an aviation fuel supplier, I have some real concerns about the use of automotive motor gasoline (mogas) in aircraft.
Aviation fuel suppliers are often portrayed as the bad guys due to our strict policy prohibiting the sale of mogas by branded FBOs. I will try to explain what drives this policy. [Read more…]
Ostensibly, the industry has been working since the early 1990s towards finding a solution, but efforts didn’t really get serious until a few years ago. [Read more…]
Is your home, or hangar, hot water tank gas fired? If so, you might have a plentiful, and affordable, supply of fuel for your airplane. At least that’s what Aviat Aircraft owner Stu Horn is trying to see come to fruition.
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.
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 autogas is suitable for use, and has been approved for use for over 30 years now, why on earth is all of the focus on identifying and certifying one fuel, 100UL, which, at the end of the day, really only serves 20% of the GA fleet? That sounds like the tail wagging the dog to me.”