For those of you who are not aware, Arlington Flight Services is offering a fuel discount of 3% to all WPA members. The current fuel price at AFS is $4.859. With the fuel discount of 3% you will save about 14.6 cents per gallon making your price about $4.71 which is quite a bit less than anyone else in the local area. You will have to purchase a fuel card for $10 and payments will have to be made with cash, check or online payment system. Please contact Arlington Flight Services at business@arlingtonflightservices.com if you are interested in participating in this fuel discount program.

I have been flying long enough to remember the days when I always carried my check book with me to pay for fuel while flying cross country. Sometimes I would ask the FBO if they ever got a bad check. I only found one who ever got ripped off, and it was by a jet aircraft owner. Now days we are very used to self-service fuel systems. I lived in Cleveland for a couple of years a long time ago. The only fuel available at my local city airport belonged to a private individual. If you wanted fuel you pumped it yourself and recorded your name, address, and gallons received in the fuel log at the pump. I received a bill once a month which I paid by check. I asked the fuel owner how much fuel he had lost as the fuel pump was never locked up. His answer was: “Not a drop”. This history says a lot about honesty in our pilot community.