The future of leaded Avgas in the State of California is up for debate, at least according to certain environmental organizations. And, California airports, fixed base operators and pilots are taking note. For example, Sonoma Jet Center in Santa Rosa recently began offering unleaded aviation fuel (mogas) to its customers.

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Although it hasn’t released the final report to the public, the FAA’s unleaded avgas transition rulemaking committee (UAT-ARC), will recommend a fuel approvals process stretching out as long as 11 years and will be asking Congress for at least $60 million to fund the project, plus as much as $13 million from the industry.

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You may know what the Terrible Twos are, but how about the Terrible Ts? Though her fury can mimic a toddler’s unpredictable tantrums, Mother Nature’s Terrible Ts refer to turbulence, thunderstorms, and tornadoes—all three of which can unleash enormous destructive energy.

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Greetings from the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation! Come out to Mojave Air & Spaceport for breakfast or lunch, listen to a great speaker and enjoy some time with other pilots and aviation minded friends!Please forward to your friends! Print out the attached flyer and post on your bulletin board!

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If you or somebody you know would like to give flying a try, this Saturday might be a good time. During the third annual International Learn To Fly Day, airports around the world are hosting events and pilots are offering to take neighbors and friends up for a free introductory flight.

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