Question of the Week: Diesel Aircraft Engines and You

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Last week, we asked AVweb readers how they feel about sharing airspace with unmanned aircraft (UAVs).

According to our poll, the majority of you aren't too keen on it: 56% of you said, Until UAVs can match the judgment and flexibility of pilots in the cockpit, leave them to the military. At the other end of the spectrum, 5% of you were willing to phase them in at night and see how they do, and 9% were O.K. with just letting them in, arguing that their electronics, combined with ground control, probably make for safer operations than what we have.

Want to see a full breakdown of responses? Take a moment to answer the question yourself, and then you can view real-time results.


Although diesel aircraft engines have been around for at least a decade, the announcement that TCM is entering the market changes the landscape somewhat. With 100LL on the way out, is diesel the way of the future?

Would you consider a diesel engine for your aircraft?
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