AirlinePilot wrote:Avgas is still climbing, up to 5.22 nationally this week.
Jet fuel had moderated ever so slightly but is back up to 3.61 nationally.
wow, been on this board for about a year now and just found this thread...
anyway just filled up with 100LL here in San Diego and I paid $4.95 a gal
since it sound like you're also an airport bum, just thought I'd share with ya something pretty darn unique, I got to check out a pretty unique russian figher which was at the airport this afternoon
if you look at the spinner (there is a photo) of the aircraft from the above link, it looks pretty darn big and that is because the engine in this thing is the same engine from the AN-2 (ironically enought there was on in the pattern this morning)
This is one plane I wish I could own, you can buy them pretty cheap, like for 40k
and there are some really nice ones that are ground up restorations
but they burn 50 gal/hour at cruise, which works aout to about 2 MPG, and since its a radial it also burn I've heard about a gal of oil an hour. Then there is the hull insurance, which I'd guess is in the neighborhood for 10 to 20k per year a year cause its a big old trail dragger...
I'm 100% sure that unsustainable conspicuous consumption & economic mismanagement will result with a proverbial hell on earth! But the damage can be reversed if we acknowledge the problem, then use the scientific method to fix the problem.