Questions abound on FAA’s news about alternative fuels

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by

Was it only me, or did anyone else find the press release by the FAA announcing that it has selected four fuels for further testing to replace 100LL this fall to be a bit peculiar?  In case you you missed it,... Continue Reading →

Pointless poll or marketing ploy?

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

In the May 15, 2014 EAA Hotline email there was an interesting article in the Member Benefit Spotlight section. It reported the results of a Fuel Survey purportedly taken in March by the Experimental Aircraft Association with 13,000 replies by... Continue Reading →

There you go again

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

On Jan. 19 your bloggers posted a rebuttal to an article in EAA’s Sport Aviation titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. We did our... Continue Reading →

Pipistrel’s Panthera and Mogas

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by

The news posted last week by Flying came as a shock — Pipistrel announced delays in the production of its sleek new Panthera four-seater due to Lycoming’s decision not to certify its IO-390 for mogas as originally planned. Continue Reading →

How fracking helps General Aviation

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by

Airportpros just published an article describing boom times at airports near shale oil fields such as the Bakken play in North Dakota.  From the article: Continue Reading →

Avfuel, EAA and mogas

Posted on January 19th, 2014 by

The January 2014 issue of EAA’s Sport Aviation includes an article titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. While Avfuel’s president and CEO, Craig Sincock,... Continue Reading →

Self-fueling: Do it legally and safely

Posted on December 30th, 2013 by

Reader John Schreiber recently suggested we provide a link to Rick Durden’s AVweb article from Dec. 26 concerning self-fueling, as well as this FAA Docket 16-05-09 from 2009 defending pilots’ rights to self-fuel. Safety concerning self-fueling can not be overemphasized.  Continue Reading →

Mogas confessions

Posted on December 30th, 2013 by

GAfuels reader Pete Howell of the Minneapolis area recently posted an article in the newsletter of the Minnesota Wing of Van’s Air Force describing his experiences burning mogas in his Lycoming O-320 – powered RV-9A. Here is an excerpt: “Why... Continue Reading →

Mogas Q&A with the expert

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by

From time to time, your bloggers get inquiries and observations about mogas. A few weeks ago we received an email with some questions and observations. I had seen some of the questions before, and I believe we have covered some... Continue Reading →

Warren Airport adds mogas

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by

While pilots in much of the country suffer under the high cost of avgas, flyers in northeastern Ohio can now save money by using mogas that has recently become available at the Warren-Skeets Airport (62D). Continue Reading →