View Full Version : Av Gas

04-24-2008, 11:05 PM
any one know where i can get some airplane fuel around the okanagan-kamloops area ???

04-24-2008, 11:06 PM
the airport :confused0006:

04-24-2008, 11:11 PM
the airport :confused0006:

i bet if i roll in there with jerry cans they tell me to fuck right off:dontknow:

04-24-2008, 11:13 PM
what the fuck man,

give it a try

04-25-2008, 06:25 AM
One of the docks downtown should have it,Float planes need fuel too.
Might be a hassle to buy at kelowna airport but maybe penticton or vernon?

04-25-2008, 10:04 AM
The smaller airports will sell it, the one in 100 Mile sold me lots, usually you have to get ahold of one of the airplane club members but yeah just drive in and ask. What do you need it for? It's leaded still I think and higher octane??

04-25-2008, 10:18 AM
what about that heli place next to your work

04-25-2008, 06:56 PM
what about that heli place next to your work

thats av diesel

04-25-2008, 08:03 PM
if you want high octane race gas go to VMS.
Volcano Digital Vaporizer (http://vaporizer.org/reviews/volcano)

04-25-2008, 08:26 PM
They wont let you put it in your car. They are Really strict with it now. You cant get leaded av gas anymore either its been banned compleatly...You can get av gas at most airports. 90% I been to have had card locks. Dont put it in your tank. the highest you can get is 100LL (low lead) I beleave its pushing 2 dollers a liter... 99% of piston air crafy run on 87 octane. Old ones with out harded valve guides can still use 100LL but its getting really hard to find. Av gas is so expensive that most small aircrafts are switching over to gas-turbine a-1 is much cheaper.

04-25-2008, 08:38 PM
I dont really see the point of even using Plane fuel. Octane ratings so high it burns into the exhaust stroke

04-25-2008, 11:12 PM
I like to put that gas in my Pathfinder - ZZZZZoom!!!

You go exploring in the mountain - find old wrecked cabin - find hand pump gas container - pump gas - drive down the mountain - zoom! Ha Ha !

04-26-2008, 09:23 AM
Actually, many light aircraft are being certified to run on automotive fuel. Av gas is too expensive and getting harder and harder to get. Another big thing in aviation are diesel engines that run on jp-4 jet fuel. Easier to get and cheaper too plus more efficient. A friend of mine converted a Cessna 172 to a diesel and is in the process of changing another one. Less parts to go wrong, full FADEC controls. Basically start the engine, set the throttle and forget. No mixture control, no carb heat, etc. Like Howard Hughes said "It's the way of the future!"

04-26-2008, 12:07 PM
They jp-4 is just 50% gasoline 50% kerosene with anti static.. It will not work with a compression fired engine. way way more than road diesel. jp-4 is nearly impossible to find. Hasnt been made since 1998...... Jet-a is what every one uses way cheaper and a hell of allot safer. We have had cleints asking about retrofits but Transport canada wont allow anyone to do it with out written engineer stamped maintence procedures. Unless your a homebuilt then you dont needto be FAA/TC approved. Good luck finding jp-4

04-27-2008, 10:46 PM
you're right, the Diesel 172 runs on jet-a. I'm old school with jp-4! The fellow who's doing the conversions is an ame and owns a couple of shops. He's offered me a flight in the diesel. I'll let you know what it's like. Hope to do it before the Abby and Chilliwack airshows so I can talk about it during the shows.