Trying To Save Fuel? AOPA Has Pointers

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Prices at the pump are sure to rise with summer here, and AOPA this week has some suggestions about how to minimize the pain. Three simple techniques can result in "significant savings," AOPA says: leaning the fuel, economy cruise settings, and gradual descents. Such efforts can save hundreds of dollars in fuel costs, AOPA says. Meanwhile, a report from the Environmental Protection Agency shows that carbon-dioxide emissions from aviation overall have decreased since 1995. That conclusion is already being disputed, though -- a blogger at Wired.com says the data doesn't include fuel burned for international flights.

The EPA report is posted online.