Fly unleaded to EAA AirVenture 2013

Posted on July 28th, 2013 by

Despite the positive reaction to our ‘Unleaded to Oshkosh‘ event from 2012, lower-cost, lead-free mogas will still not be available at AirVenture 2013. As we reported in 2011, there are multiple nearby options for those who prefer the fuel. Below... Continue Reading →

Cambridge Municipal adds mogas

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by

Pilots in southwestern Nebraska and northern Kansas will get some relief from high avgas prices soon when the Cambridge, Nebraska Municipal Airport (CSB) starts selling mogas. Continue Reading →

Oil companies demand end to ethanol mandates

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by

As described in our March 10 article, it is generally accepted that fuel companies hit the so-called blending wall this past winter, a situation where EPA blending mandates cannot be fulfilled, even if every drop of gasoline contains 10% ethanol... Continue Reading →

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A long cross-country on mogas

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by

Thanks go out to GAfuels reader Michael Gallagher of Peoria, Ill., for sending us this story on his recent long cross-country trip in the mogas-burning, Rotax 912ULS-powered RANS S-7S he built himself: Continue Reading →

House blocks light bulb mandate — is ethanol next?

Posted on July 11th, 2013 by

According to The Hill, the U.S. House this week blocked implementation of light bulb mandates that are part of the same EISA 2007 Act that mandates the adulteration of our nation’s gasoline supply with ethanol. Continue Reading →

FAA could solve mogas confusion

Posted on July 10th, 2013 by

My co-author, Kent Misegades, recently wrote an article about the confusion of some in airport management about allowing mogas operations on an airport. Sad to say, it isn’t just a few airport managers. There is widespread ignorance about mogas use... Continue Reading →

Confused in Texas

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by

Recently we heard from an exasperated reader from a major general aviation airport in southeastern Texas. Like many of his fellow recreational pilots in the Lone Star state, he had asked his new airport manager for help getting mogas onto... Continue Reading →

Piper testing Airworthy Autogas

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by

Piper Aircraft announced today that they are working with Airworthy Autogas to test the company’s new aviation-grade mogas in its latest Lycoming-powered aircraft. As described in this press release issued today, “Piper Aircraft Inc. has completed flight tests of a... Continue Reading →

San Carlos — try mogas

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by

As reported this week by Flying, the EPA has issued its findings on lead emissions it has been monitoring the past two years at 17 airports across the country. For pilots in Southern California and the Bay area, the news... Continue Reading →

The FAA’s broken record?

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by

As General Aviation News reported yesterday, the FAA has issued a long-anticipated request for proposals for a lead-free drop-in replacement for avgas. Continue Reading →