COPPERSTATE Fly-In to Host Fuelventure 400
September 24, 2009 — We’re about a month away from the 37th COPPERSTATE Fly-In, scheduled for October 22-24 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Arizona, and one of this year’s special events is the second “Fuelventure 400,” a competition to determine the most fuel efficient aircraft.
The competition (set for October 24) is simple: Each competing aircraft and its passengers are weighed before flying a 400-mile triangular course. Upon completion of the course, the aircraft and passengers are again weighed and the difference in weight is the fuel burned. Calculations are performed to determine the winners in two categories, one based on the CAFE Foundation formula which gives credit for cruise speed and passenger payload; and the other just pure MPG. More than $1,000 in prize money will be distributed to top finishers in each weight class.
Fuelventure 400 is open to all aircraft and there is no entry fee. Participants are required to carry their own liability coverage. For more information, visit www.fuelventure.org and www.copperstate.org.