U-Fuel, a pioneer of self-service aviation fuel stations, has introduced the Sport Fuel program to expand the use of autogas in general aviation. An outgrowth of the company’s Aviation Fuel Club, the program assists airports, FBOs, flight schools, flying clubs and others searching for 91+ octane, ethanol-free autogas.
Pilots buying fuel under the Sport Fuel brand can be assured that they are using high-quality ethanol-free fuel stored in aviation grade equipment, according to company officials, who note that 70%-80% of all legacy piston aircraft, and essentially 100% of new LSAs, operate well on fuel sold under the Sport Fuel brand.
Not only does the use of Sport Fuel lower the cost of flying, but it reduces lead emissions from GA aircraft, a major public relations issue at some airports, company officials add.
As a side benefit, Sport Fuel dealers could potentially sell significant quantities to others seeking ethanol-free fuel, for instance those who own boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, power tools, emergency power generators, farm equipment, etc.
Along with the Sport Fuel program, U-Fuel has introduced a new line of affordable, pre-engineered self-service fuel stations available in capacities starting at 1,500 gallons and costing under $50,000.