Sunday, June 12, 2016

Car petrol gets us there

Refuelling the aircraft is one of the daily tasks running a flight school. Fortunately the Rotax 912 engines of our Sling aircraft take 95 octane unleaded car petrol, so the expense is kept low, it's convenient to refuel and the aircraft are economical to fly. 

Each tankful of petrol is filtered through a special filter designed also to eliminate water, as well as any impurities in the fuel.

Part of the pre-landing checks ensures that there is enough fuel in the aircraft to continue flying in the event of an aborted landing. There should be 45 mins of fuel in reserve for this purpose.

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