Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Airports with Mogas

Mogas, otherwise known as unleaded no ethanol or E0 fuel is available at an increasing number of airports these days.  Light sport aircraft with the Rotax engine has something to do with it.  You can find a map listing the airports that carry mogas at this link: http://www.flyunleaded.com/mapusairports.html

The Rotax engine is approved for up to 10% ethanol.  The various Phoenix fuel components and fuel tank are also protected from up to 10% ethanol.  However, ehtanol has such a corrosive nature to plastic, rubber, and composite materials that it is best to stay away from it.
Here in Melbourne, we have 3 gas stations that carry 90 and 93 octane E0 fuel.  Four 5gallon jugs typically last 2 weeks around here, so it is not a big deal to ferry fuel to the hangar.  The 100hp 912ULS engine requires 91octane minimum so we use premium.  E0 gas stations are usually located near marinas, airports, and racetracks.

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