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 →

ULPower’s new 6-cylinder autogas engines

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 by

Belgian aircraft engine maker ULPower recently announced a new line of FADEC-controlled, autogas-burning six-cylinder engines ranging in output from 140-200 hp. Continue Reading →

The FBO fuel sales model is broken and anti-competitive

Posted on March 18th, 2012 by

In almost every article about the future of leaded avgas, this statement appears, “… only one fuel will be stocked by the FBO system.” This particular quote comes from a reply by Mac McClellen to Todd Petersen in Mac’s latest... Continue Reading →

New autogas supplier for Virginia and North Carolina

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by

Reflecting the increasing demand for lead-free autogas at GA airports, Jernigan Oil of Ahoskie, N.C., announced this week its willingness to deliver 93 AKI autogas to any airport in the states of North Carolina or Virginia. Continue Reading →

Map of airports with autogas now online

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by

Thanks to GAfuels blogger Dean Billing, a map of all the airports that offer lead-free, ethanol-free autogas is now available at this link. Continue Reading →

Do fuel prices affect hours flown?

Posted on March 7th, 2012 by

Does the price we pay for fuel have a direct influence on how much we operate our airplanes, cars, and boats? According to an article that appeared in the EAA’s November 2011 issue of Sport Aviation (“My $.02 on $6... Continue Reading →

AirBP & EPIC part ways

Posted on March 6th, 2012 by

AirBP and EPIC Aviation, the company who has sold BP’s aviation fuel in the past, have parted ways, according to this press release from AirBP.   “BP’s global aviation fuelling business, Air BP, announced today that it has entered the U.S.... Continue Reading →

Martin Field in Walla Walla adds autogas

Posted on March 5th, 2012 by

Pilots in southeastern Washington are enjoying some of the least expensive aviation fuel in the country since lead-free, ethanol-free 91 AKI autogas recently became available at Martin Field (S95), just outside of Walla Walla. Continue Reading →

Autogas passes the quack test

Posted on February 27th, 2012 by

You know the old adage, right?  “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” This year marks the 30th anniversary since the FAA approved the first STC... Continue Reading →