*** PREVIOUS RESULTS ***
AVweb asked how rising fuel costs are affecting your flying.
The question came to us from reader Richard Herbst (of Control Vision Corp),
and it sparked a few
comment. (Whenever we mention the rising cost of avgas
here in the U.S., we always here from pilots in the U.K. among
other spots whose fuel prices make us blanch.)
Based on our informal survey, it seems AVweb readers aren't pushing
any panic buttons yet. About half of those who responded to
our question (55% of you, to be exact) say that rising fuel costs
have had no particular effect on your flying or that you're merely
taking a more active interest in price-shopping for fuel as part of
your preflight planning.
A good 23% of you, though, said you're already flying considerably
less, and 9% of you are trying (when possible) to avoid high-profile
FBOs in the hunt for cheaper fuel.
4% of you are considering a more fuel-efficient bird to replace your
And a pretty significant 9% of you told us that, if prices keep
rising, you'll be forced to give up flying altogether.
*** THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
Another topic that always generates reader mail: UFOs.
Do you buy the "secret" report out of the U.K. that UFOs are
mainly non-threatening aircraft or unusual weather phenomena?
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