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  • Moggy C
    Moderator
    • Jan 2000
    • 20530

    Avgas prices. Nottingham is like a time warp.

    I uploaded 110 litres of Avgas at Nottingham yesterday. More than 50 litres entitling me to a free landing.

    1.38/L including the VAT. (1.70 at my home base)

    Nice welcoming airfield too.

    Moggy
    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.
  • charliehunt
    Nearly there!
    • Oct 2012
    • 11459

    #2
    As a non-flyer, so lacking any detailed knowledge, is Avgas taxed at a similar level to road diesel and petrol?
    Charlie

    Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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    • Wallace
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Feb 2007
      • 130

      #3
      Think yourself lucky, it is 2.20 up here.

      I was told that there is only one refinery in Europe refining Avgas and that is in Cyprus!
      QED.

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      • Moggy C
        Moderator
        • Jan 2000
        • 20530

        #4
        Unleaded petrol & diesel 57.95p/litre

        Aviation gasoline (Avgas) 37.7p/litre

        Then VAT on top of course.

        I logged about 90 minutes to and from, so burned about 45 litres. If I take off the saving I could kid myself that the hour and a half of flying cost me 40.

        Moggy
        "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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        • ozplane
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2004
          • 1613

          #5
          Curses, I was going to go today (which is CAVOK) but I've got a head cold starting so no flying for me.

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          • charliehunt
            Nearly there!
            • Oct 2012
            • 11459

            #6
            Interesting, Moggy - thanks.
            Charlie

            Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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            • Moggy C
              Moderator
              • Jan 2000
              • 20530

              #7
              No problem.

              As an alternative I could have gone instead to Calais. The flight time would have been similar, around 40 minutes, but there the fuel is about 1.24 at current exchange rates, and I could have reclaimed the UK duty on my full 144litres 'exported' and received a cheque for over 54 from HMRC.

              They would have charged me a 10 euro landing fee though.

              Moggy
              "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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              • charliehunt
                Nearly there!
                • Oct 2012
                • 11459

                #8
                So you'd still have been in pocket, and spent the windfall on a decent "dejeuner"!!
                Charlie

                Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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                • TonyT
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Oct 2006
                  • 8916

                  #9
                  Damn if I knew you were flying over I would have got the blunderbuss out.

                  Avgas is low leaded Charlie , about 5 star in old money..

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                  • ozplane
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Mar 2004
                    • 1613

                    #10
                    Following up on your note of the 11th February, and with the head cold gone, I chugged up to Nottingham yesterday and can confirm that their AVGAS is still 1.38 per litre including VAT. They seemed to be very keen to have the lowest price in the area which is a refreshing change from the norm. Coupled with an excellent cheese and ham toastie and good visibility it made for a grand day out Grommit.

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