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.
Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.
A new single-output ELT from ACR Electronics features GPS integration that doesn’t require aircraft power.
Austrian Hannes Arch is well on his way to a Red Bull Air Race Championship following a victory in Gdynia, Poland, July 27.
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