A group of San Francisco Bay Area pilots based at Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV) have joined together to form the first non-profit fuel club in California that will bring 92 octane unleaded ethanol-free fuel to Bay Area pilots as an alternative to 100LL.
California’s 10% ethanol mandate for auto fuel dried up all sources of FAA approved mogas in the state, so the group searched outside of California and was able to locate a source of ethanol-free fuel that can reliably be delivered to the airfield for a reasonable price, according to officials.
Targeting older airplanes that qualify for a mogas STC, and light sport and experimental aircraft designed to run on mogas, the California Fuel Club was formed to reduce flying costs, clean up the environment, and add longevity to mogas certified engines. As a 501(c)(4) non-profit, membership is open to the general public for a minimal fee and the club expects to make 92 octane fuel available to its members for at least a $1 cheaper than 100LL, officials said.
A self-service fueling station will allow members to fuel up at their convenience while helping to keep costs down, though plans are being considered to have on-site delivery available during specific hours.
For more information: 415-518-8776 or RHVAA.org.