Briefing December 2013 Issue
Briefing: December 2013
Redbird’s Unique Avgas Experiment
Pilots always complain about the price of fuel--but if they could buy avgas for $1 a gallon, would that really change their flying habits? That was the question the owners of Redbird Skyport, in San Marcos, Texas, set out to answer in October. Sales soared to 30 times normal, their staff wore down, and the supply chain started to suffer hiccups. They ended the experiment two weeks early, after collecting reams of data from pilot questionnaires and selling 90,000 gallons of fuel.
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