Avfuel’s pilots rewards program, AVTRIP, rewards members with more than just points and cash awards. Every year since 2000, AVTRIP has awarded a lucky pilot with a $2,000 scholarship to put towards continuing aviation education.
XN Air at Spokane International Airport (GEG) in Washington state, acquired by Ross Aviation earlier this year, has become an Avfuel-branded FBO.
“Things are really popping with autogas,” said Kent Misegades, one member of a group, the Aviation Fuel Club, trying to assure more LSA-friendly fuels (like zero ethanol or E0). Though the new Rotax 912 iS can handle ethanol, it truly loves E0 and many experts say it runs more powerfully and cleaner with such fuel, plus wear and tear is reportedly reduced. Another big plus is that such fuel is significantly cheaper than avgas like 100LL.
Eagle Creek Aviation Services at Eagle Creek Airport (EYE) near Indianapolis has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs. It now offers Avfuel Contract Fuel, the AVTRIP rewards program, and a variety of additional products.
Platinum Flight Center at Outagamie Regional Airport (ATW) in Appleton, Wis., just up the road from Oshkosh, home to EAA AirVenture, has partnered with fuel supplier Avfuel to become part of the Avfuel-branded FBO network.
TMA Group, the FBO at Cambridge Municipal Airport (CSB) in Nebraska, has joined the Avfuel network of branded FBOs.
In a blog posted on Monday, December 19, fuels expert Ben Visser incorrectly stated that Exxon Mobil had stopped manufacturing 100LL for the general aviation marketplace. In fact, Exxon Mobil continues to manufacture 100LL for distribution under brand names other than its own. Exxon Mobil will cease selling 100LL under Avitat-branded FBOs. Says Ben Visser, “Sorry if I misled anyone.”