While pilots in much of the country suffer under the high cost of avgas, flyers in northeastern Ohio can now save money by using mogas that has recently become available at the Warren-Skeets Airport (62D).
The fuel is currently priced at $4.50 a gallon, saving pilots $1.50 or more compared to avgas prices at other airports in the area.
Having an airport in this part of the country with mogas is especially significant given its scarcity in the nearby states of New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Now pilots from those states will not have to fly as far as to find airports with this more affordable, lead-free, FAA-approved aviation fuel that may be used safely and legally in over 80% of all piston-engined aircraft in the U.S.
This action by a small rural airport provides more evidence — contrary to what some would contend — that airports can afford to provide more fuel options to pilots in their efforts to increase flying activity and do something tangible to reduce our lead emissions.