RECENT MEMBER COMMENTS
February 6, 2012
Durring the past year (2011) we have established a very dependable fuel source (92 Octane) here in the State of Oregon that mandated 10% Efuel in 2008. Thanks to [AFC Director] Dean Billings we were able to establish a legislation that allowed us first off, to acquire non-Efuel for off-road use and then the next year too, you can burn it if you can find it. In both 2010 and 2011 we sold almost a balanced amount through the year of each year. It is the lifeline of our business and though we had a little problem with our Avgas supplier in the beginning (we are unbranded which we established when we repurchased this FBO after a 22 year span) they have accepted the fact that it doesn't effect them at all. They refused the umbrella insurance until 2011 and then sent us the policy. Small airports that can't sell Jet A, it just seems a must to establish MoGas as a second fuel. We have a 4000 gallon backup tank I installed when our refinery shut down in 2010 to upgrade for higher production of the clear fuel. It is set up as a transfer system and needs only a dispenser to be an independent operating system. I don't need it anymore but can't even sell it. I don't understand the logic of operators on small airports. Larry
- Larry Knox, Lebanon, OR
January 2, 2012
I'm glad to see in the latest newsletter that some recognition for use of autofuel/MOGAS at AirVenture 2012 is being planned. I flew my Piper PA-17 round trip from my home airport to Oshkosh 2011 fueled solely by MOGAS. KGPH-KTVK-KVTI-C47-KOSH-C47-KVTI-KTVK-KGPH Airnav's Fuel Stop Planner was of great assistance in finding a MOGAS route. I hope that there will be some prizes or recognition for longest distance travelled to the event fueled solely by autofuel/mogas, greatest amount of autofuel/mogas purchased or used enroute to Oshkosh, etc. I think it would be beneficial to the interests of the Aviation Fuel Club to promote this type of recognition at other aviation events as well.
- Brett Lovett, Libety, MO
September 6, 2011
Another Summer with E0 Autofuel. Central Maine Regional Airport in Norridgewock Maine has had another successful summer supplying ethanol-free 91 Octane Autofuel to our regional fleet. Although our supply has been tenuous it looks like it is settling into a pattern where we will be able to get the fuel from April to September. In the fall and winter months, the refinery near Montreal, Quebec that supplies our fuel changes their process to meet the different fuel demands for cold weather, and for some reason (which we do not know at this point) means that they are not producing the 91 E0. We just filled our 5000 gal tank and that should help us get through some of the time between now and April and we are going to continue to push to see if we can get it year round. More of the local Aviation, Marine and Rec Vehicles were involved this summer than in the past getting supplies from our same source which is building a critical mass of supply here in Maine so we have seen more momentum swinging to making this a more viable market as well. More info later as it comes up. Mike Willey Central Maine Regional Airport Norridgewock, Maine
- Mike Willey, Norridgewock, ME
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