The Brown County Pilots Association has been hard at work with numerous improvements to this airport located 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati, as described in this article from the Brown County News Democrat.
Association President and Airport Manager Steve McKinney explains what they have done: “The county owns the airport but our association maintains it. We started selling mogas this month in order to reduce the cost of fuel and get people flying again. We have numerous airplanes here that can use the fuel through an STC and also eight aircraft with Rotax engines that operate best on mogas, which I can confirm as an A&P and IA who works on them. A fuel storage tank for mogas was no problem as we had one remaining from the years when we sold 80-octane avgas to all the aircraft that could burn it. We expect to sell mogas for $1 less than avgas, and welcome all flyers in the Cincinnati area and NE Kentucky to stop in and top off.”
Congratulations and thank you to the Brown County Pilots Association for helping to lower the cost of flying for pilots in southern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky. This makes the third general aviation airport to have added mogas within the past few weeks, the others being Cambridge, NE and Arlington, WA. Flash – Make that Four! We just learned that the Kings Land O’ Lakes Airport (KLNL) in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin, recently began offer 91 AKI mogas for $4.50/gallon.
Your bloggers are in touch with a number of other airports at various stages of doing the same, good news for anyone interested in lowering the cost of flying and doing something serious about reducing our contributions of lead to the atmosphere.