Posts Tagged ‘aircraft fuel savings’

Cessna is doing their part to get you to Fly!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

With piston airplane sales down 28% in the first quarter of 2008 Cessna decided they would do their part to get you in the air!  With the strain of high fuel prices, most ‘weekend pilots’ have parked their planes or close to it, but Cessna wants to make sure you can fly…

From now until September 30, 2008 Cessna is offering upgrades to avionics for free and $15,000 worth of free aviation fuel.  Combine FREE fuel with the government plan (2008 Economic Stimulus Act) that allow you to depreciate 76% of your plane purchase in the first year if buy it before year end (check with tax advisor or IRS on this one) and hopefully once again you can get back in the air.

Check out Cessna’s website or the IRS on Depreciation

Thielert Aircraft Engines bankrupcy only adds to the problem of high priced fuel

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Rarely would you think that a bankrupcy of an engine manufacturer would worsen fuel crisis issues, but this one really could.  Ever since the Diamond DA-42 Twin Star details were released and then certified I have wished to own it. Not just a plane that burns as little as 11 gals/hr, but a TWIN ENGINE that burns that total between two engines.  Well the recent news of trouble by the manufacture of those engines really troubles me in a whole other way. Read AvWeb story

Is Hygroden instead of 100LL in your future?

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Boeing’s Hydrogen fuel plane made a 45 min test flight yesterday, how soon or could it replace your 100LL?


Picture is from BBC website

Watch the flight video