C150 owner saves $800 annually with autogas

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by

Mark “Prigs” Priglmeier, an officer of EAA Chapter 551 in St. Cloud, Minn., contacted us recently on the use of autogas in his C-150F: “I started using autogas in my 1966 C-150 at about 500 or so hours prior to... Continue Reading →

Aviation fuel seminar in Walla Walla June 2

Posted on May 29th, 2012 by

GAfuels author Dean Billing has been invited to speak this coming Saturday, June 2, on the subject of aviation fuels at Martin Field (S95) near Walla Walla, Wash. Attendees may register online for this FAASTeam event, described as follows: Continue Reading →

11 years and $73 million more?

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 by

This week, information regarding the UAT-ARC’s long-anticipated/long-overdue report on a new fuels approval process was leaked to the public.  The most astounding revelation is that the committee is calling on taxpayers to spend $60 million more to fund an effort... Continue Reading →

TEL: Is there a Plan B ?

Posted on May 16th, 2012 by

A couple of years ago I created a website to sell aviation-related items that publicize flying on unleaded auto fuel, or mogas as we call it. One bumper sticker that I created has proven to be prescient, “What You Going... Continue Reading →

The engines of AERO Part II

Posted on May 7th, 2012 by

Your blogger briefly mentioned the engines on display at AERO Friedrichshafen 2012 in a previous report on April 22. With Europe’s largest general aviation show now two weeks past, I thought it was time to provide a few more details.... Continue Reading →

Currituck County adds autogas

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 by

One of the most picturesque flying routes down the eastern U.S. coast is over North Carolina’s spectacular Outer Banks. Pilots making the trip now have an even greater reason to overfly the northern end of the Banks since the Currituck... Continue Reading →

In defense of autogas

Posted on April 30th, 2012 by

Recently an airport commissioner in North Carolina contacted us regarding his commission’s plans to add autogas as a means to lower the cost of flying and increase overall activity at his airport. A large Shell-branded avgas supplier based in his... Continue Reading →

The engines of AERO Friedrichshafen

Posted on April 22nd, 2012 by

Your blogger is attending the AERO Friedrichshafen show in sunny southern Germany. Among the hundreds of exhibits are many new aircraft engines, some with names like Continental and Lycoming most Americans would recognize, but others that are relatively unknown in... Continue Reading →

Autogas expert Harry Zeisloft dies

Posted on April 15th, 2012 by

The sad news of the death of Harry Zeisloft reached us this week. As reported by the EAA, “Harry Zeisloft, who was one of EAA’s longest-serving board members and an integral part of EAA’s effort to create the auto fuel... Continue Reading →

UL91 explained

Posted on April 9th, 2012 by

Last month, Lycoming expanded its support for alternative fuels by announcing that it was seeking EASA approval for operation of many of its engines on the unleaded aviation fuel UL91. The company also announced it was planning to approve its... Continue Reading →