January 2011 Issue

First Word: January 2010

Any Hope for a Two-Fuel System?

In covering the ever-evolving avgas replacement story, I talk to a lot of people and receive e-mail from hundreds more. Owners and operators are starting to pay attention to this story and that’s a good thing because at some point, they are going to have to decide what they want. I’ve noticed a not-so-subtle undercurrent from owners of low-compression airplanes who are alarmed at the idea that there will be only one replacement fuel: an expensive, 100-octane equivalent that they’ll be forced to buy for lack of choice. In this issue, we’re dealing with one potential second choice, mogas.

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