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Johnson Completes Transcontinental Biofuel Flight

Len Johnson
Supporters welcome Len Johnson after he landed in his Cozy MKIV at First Flight Airport (FFA) in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

November 6, 2008 — On Sunday, November 2, Len Johnson landed safely at the historic First Flight Airport (FFA) in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, completing his transcontinental flight in a homebuilt Cozy MKIV, powered by a Lycoming O-360 using biofuel. Johnson, EAA 660805, was welcomed by a group of supporters and was presented a Wright Brothers National Memorial “Monument Replica” from the First Flight Foundation.

“There was a terrific group of people waiting with really thoughtful presents,” Johnson wrote in his flight journal. “They took a number of photos, and even listened while I held forth about our LookLocal infrastructure proposal. Most of all, they were interested in the fuel. They seemed genuinely surprised at how clean the pipes and the propeller were.”

Johnson’s transcontinental flight began in Chino, California, on Tuesday, October 28, with refueling stops in Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. The flight was the first initiative in the “Get The Lead Out” campaign, an undertaking by LookLocal to help spread fuel alternative awareness by promoting the replacement of 100LL with a green, unleaded alternative within the next 10 years.

LookLocal, an organization created by Johnson, looks to find local solutions to global problems by supplying raw materials for the petrochemical and chlor-alkai companies doing business in America. For more information on LookLocal’s mission, or to view Johnson’s complete flight journal, visit www.LookLocal.org.

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