Marion County Regional Airport (KMAO) in South Carolina, a popular fueling stop for SUN ‘n FUN-bound pilots, reports a 100LL tank contamination problem that will not be solved in time for this year’s event in Lakeland, Florida, April 2-7, 2019.
An airport NOTAM warns pilots 100LL fuel will not be available until March 28. However, the county administrator and airport manager indicated in early March that a longer delay is expected. The problem is rust in the 10,000-gallon 100LL underground tank.
“We have about 1,400 gallons remaining in the tank and when it was monitored in February it was not blue like it should have been,” said airport manager Margaret Pittman. “It wasn’t water, it was rusty fuel.” [Read more…]