Think it’s expensive to fill up your car? According to AirNav, aviation fuel is now running as high as $6.79 a gallon.
Yes, you read that right. We’re pushing seven dollars per gallon.
Anyone want to take a guess about how high it will go? Eight dollars? Ten? Assuming a fuel flow of 30 gallons per hour on takeoff, an SR22 would be burning nearly $300 an hour just in gas. Filling up an 80 gallon tank would cost $800.
I’d love to open an FBO just so I could take pride in having the most expensive fuel on the planet. And you know what? People would still line up to buy it. I don’t see any of these FBOs suffering.
Good times, my friends. Very good times.