Well I (Rob) have been back from my trip to Europe for almost a week now and things here are busy busy busy. You probably know from the last post that there is a new (to us) aircraft on it's way here to Madagascar inside of a 40 foot container. This aircraft is the reason that I had to travel to France, it is a very special aircraft and we are very excited about what the future will bring in regards to its technology. The aircraft itself is not all that special but what makes this aircraft so unique is that it has new engine technology on it, this engine doesn't burn the typical Avgas but instead has been designed as a diesel cycle piston engine running on Jet fuel.
To sum it up, basically it operates on easily available and relatively inexpensive Jet Fuel which costs about $1.50 US per liter, rather than Avgas which is much harder to find and can cost up to $5.00 US per liter. The great thing is that it will allow us to transport 1 or 2 people for a lot less expensive than using our turbine powered Caravan.