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Old 01-26-2015, 02:32 PM
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I see RV's being described as "Time Machines" often and I couldn't agree more. The speed and cross country capabilities of these airplanes are amazing.

However yesterday afternoon my RV magically took me back to a time when 100LL was just $3.77 a gallon and General Aviation was flourishing. This wasn't a fly in or anything, everyone was just out having a great time with their airplanes. I saw a RV-4 doing touch and goes but I didn't see any RV-7's anywhere. (Maybe Vans hadn't designed them quite yet.)

I took this picture to help me remember what it must of been like to fly in the good old days that I've heard so much about.

Woke up this morning and thought it was all a dream so I checked my pockets. Sure enough I found a fuel receipt for $3.77 a gallon. Nice!!!!


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Old 01-26-2015, 07:49 PM
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Default KBDN $3.49

Bend Oregon has fuel for $3.49

http://airnav.com/airport/KBDN/PROFESSIONAL_AIR


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Old 01-26-2015, 08:08 PM
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St.Augustine Fla $3.39 and.........no snow
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:31 PM
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Talking NY0 marching into future at $5.99

Two days ago I stopped at Fulton County airport in Upstate NY. I am glad to report that they are way into the FUTURE!! $5.99 per gallon
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:24 PM
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Orlando Apopka has Avgas for $3.25.

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Old 01-26-2015, 10:10 PM
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Hey, I can remember when car gas was about .30 cents a gallon, and aviation fuel-----well, that was really expensive----about .50 cents a gallon. Actually it wasn't that long ago, about 1972.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:24 PM
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I see RV's being described as "Time Machines" often and I couldn't agree more. The speed and cross country capabilities of these airplanes are amazing.

However yesterday afternoon my RV magically took me back to a time when 100LL was just $3.77 a gallon and General Aviation was flourishing. This wasn't a fly in or anything, everyone was just out having a great time with their airplanes. I saw a RV-4 doing touch and goes but I didn't see any RV-7's anywhere. (Maybe Vans hadn't designed them quite yet.)

I took this picture to help me remember what it must of been like to fly in the good old days that I've heard so much about.

Woke up this morning and thought it was all a dream so I checked my pockets. Sure enough I found a fuel receipt for $3.77 a gallon. Nice!!!!


We where there (KCLS)this afternoon, all told there was 10 airplanes lined up for fuel including my RV-4 and 3 of my buddies from Pearson Field.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:43 AM
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Two days ago I stopped at Fulton County airport in Upstate NY. I am glad to report that they are way into the FUTURE!! $5.99 per gallon
I did all my private flight training at Fulco ~10yrs ago. I am actually headed there this weekend to retrieve a Piper Warrior and bring it down to Texas for the rest of the winter. Gas was no where near $5.99 at at the time!

Hopefully the weather cooperates!
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:49 AM
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Hope the prices last into the summer.
Carol n I are thinking about a flight to Key West after a couple of days at Sun n Fun.
After Oshkosh we are thinking of heading up to Main and driving up to see the Bay of Fundy.
All in my RV8 the 'Borrowed Horse'. Lower gas prices are incentive to fly more.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:10 AM
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Hope the prices last into the summer.
Carol n I are thinking about a flight to Key West after a couple of days at Sun n Fun.
After Oshkosh we are thinking of heading up to Main and driving up to see the Bay of Fundy.
All in my RV8 the 'Borrowed Horse'. Lower gas prices are incentive to fly more.
Ya me too. The savings really add up on the big trips.

Fuel costs (round trip)....
Oshkosh 2012 $945.21
Oshkosh 2014 $852.66
Oshkosh 2015 at current low prices would be about $600
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