July 4, 2008
Gasoline sold for use in aircraft will be exempt from an ethanol blending requirement under a new initiative signed by Gov. Charlie Crist on June 25. Under H.B.7135, auto gasoline must be blended with 10 percent ethanol by 2010. The measure does allow exceptions for fuel sold for use in aircraft but does not guarantee the availability of unblended fuel. While blended fuel is harmless to cars, it can cause problems with aircraft fuel bladders, seals, and engines.
Aircraft Power and Fuel,
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.
It takes off and lands like a helicopter, cruises like an airplane, and autorotates like an autogyro.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.