Pilots in southwestern Nebraska and northern Kansas will get some relief from high avgas prices soon when the Cambridge, Nebraska Municipal Airport (CSB) starts selling mogas.
Donny Sailors, manager of this rural airport a mile north of Cambridge, describes the effort: “We saw a need and realized an opportunity to provide a third fuel. Additionally, we have four aircraft based at Cambridge (two experimentals) that had been asking if we could do something with 91 octane. We had no real difficulties adding mogas, other than creating policy and safeguards within our organization. We had a very good response from our avgas supplier, and have also secured a second fuel vendor that is working very close with us. We’ll be selling the fuel from a refueler we purchased used, but we also have an additional 4,000 gallon storage tank for mogas. We’re proud to be able to offer this new product to help local, area and transiting pilots save some money on fuel costs.”
Despite claims by some that airports do not have the funds to pay for additional fuel options, Cambridge, Nebraska, a Republican River town with a population of around 1,000, is doing more to lower the cost of flying than airports found near most metropolitan areas.
Congratulations, and thank you to Donny Sailors and the owners of Cambridge Municipal Airport.