With ever rising fuel costs and for us based in South Devon the availability of Avgas it has increasingly become a problem.
While Plymouth Airport was open it was a 10 minute flight to collect fuel, sadly that is no longer possible as the airport has closed.
Last weekend I picked up avgas at Bodmin @ £2.10 litre plus £9 for a landing, the £88 invoice made my eyes water, who said the Cornish were tight!
My good friend John Kempton and I have found a local garage selling forecourt unleaded fuel @ 1.51 litre which we have tested and found ethanol free.
This represents a massive saving on Avgas prices and the purchase is very convenient.
But try as we may it seems very difficult to find out the chemical compound of garage forecourt fuel.
We may well continue to operate on ethanol free unleaded and throw in the occasional can of avgas when the purse allows.
Any and all feedback welcome.
Chris Howell G-SAGE.