Industry News

May 2013 Issue

Range Extenders: Going the Distance

If you use your airplane to travel, chances are there’s a mod to add aux tanks that add capability at surprisingly competitive prices.

Being able to make a trip nonstop is more than just convenience—it can be a safety of flight issue as the risk of an accident is highest during takeoff and landing. The reality is that most flights of four- and six-place airplanes are conducted with only one or two of the seats occupied and at something below gross weight. For many owners, that means that some sort of auxiliary fuel tanks can give their airplanes more range and potentially increase safety.

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