The FAA’s July announcement that it has issued supplemental type certificates (STCs) for the use of a new high-octane unleaded fuel was a milestone in general aviation’s move away from leaded fuels. However, the announcement also left many unanswered questions.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association hopes to answer those questions in a free webinar on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at 7 p.m. EDT.
During the webinar, AOPA Editor-in-Chief Tom Haines will speak with George Braly from General Aviation Modifications Inc. (GAMI), which created the new fuel, and with Muneeb Ahmed, director of trading and logistics from Avfuel, which has been tasked with coordinating the distribution of fuel.
The hour-long live webinar will attempt to answer many of your questions, including how FBOs and airport managers can explore ways to get ready to use this fuel once it is more broadly approved, AOPA officials said.
Tune in to the AOPA Live YouTube Channel to watch the webinar, which will also be archived for later viewing.
Why on earth would anyone ever want to put ethanol (Mogas) into their engine? Asking for a friend.
Tom Strong says
You fly a 160HP in an experimental as do I with an o-320 and the compression is 8.5 to 1. I have been using Premium Mogas for many years with no ill effects as do others I know and my plugs are cleaner at oil change time.
Tom Roush says
Hello and thanks. I’d like to here a bit about what might happen if TEL goes away (only one producer). I fly a 160HP Lycoming. This engine with lower compression fits the
Guidelines for alcohol free Avgas. But the change to new
Lower compression pistons costs well over $1,000. Not to
Mention the loss of 10 rated HP.
The engine and plane are experimental so there is the
Possibility tinkering a bit. Some pilots I know have success by blending avgas snd Mogas.
Do you and you’re experts have suggestions or ideas?