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Old 03-18-2018, 07:02 AM
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Does swift fuel have the blue dye in it?
I would certainly hope not. Blue is specifically for 100LL, period!
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:09 AM
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Default Stupid question

In retrospect my question was stupid. What I meant to ask was does it have its own color dye. If you’re running Swift exclusively, without dye it’s hard to notice seaping fuel leaks.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:19 AM
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In retrospect my question was stupid. What I meant to ask was does it have its own color dye. If you’re running Swift exclusively, without dye it’s hard to notice seaping fuel leaks.
Now that IS a very good question. It should have it's own color.

I have inquired to Swift Fuels. We'll see what they say.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:24 AM
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Default No color, little smell

We have Swift Fuel nearby and it is great. Even Alex uses it, and he hates everything new!

No color. very little smell. I have an 8.5:1 O-320, with P-mags and it works well ROP or LOP. @ $3.25/gal it rivals mogas.

It is a nice 50-ish mile flight at bucolic KUBE over in the Badger state. Cop car available for lunch. Airport manager is a great guy, and you will be greeted by Riley the Lab when you land.

We really like it up here near Minne!

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Now that IS a very good question. It should have it's own color.

I have inquired to Swift Fuels. We'll see what they say.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:53 PM
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Foreflight says no fuel and no FBO at Dublin Municipal.

Maybe Brad should try to get that updated.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:12 AM
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We have Swift Fuel nearby and it is great. Even Alex uses it, and he hates everything new!

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Uh, Pete, let's just say my panel is a bit newer than yours...and I don't hate it!

Re the Swift fuel, we've got a great thing going. Nice 20 minute flight over, $3.25/gallon, clean engines, what's not to like!? I've noticed utterly nothing different in performance, temps, compared to 100LL. I guess leak detection is a disadvantage without the blue dye, as the one negative I can think of.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:42 AM
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Cool to see the 104 maybe coming by year end. When I talked to Swift about a year ago, they didn't think the 104 would be retailing before 2020.

Here's hoping availability of both fuel spreads quickly and kudos to Swift for actually making this happen. I think the testing process has been long and a bit painful for them.

I'd love to have 104 here at our airport, be able to stop hauling mogas and turn up the boost again.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:20 AM
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AirNav is reporting UL94 full serve at Dublin for $4.10 (I paid $3.71 Sat. though)
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:11 AM
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Default Fuel Color

I just received this email from Jon Ziulkowski, VP commercial operations at Swift when I inquired about fuel color.

"The dye in aviation gasoline is regulated by the US Department of Commerce. It is to indicate the presence of tetraethyl lead (TEL). As our fuels are unleaded there is no dye presently required.

However given that we are also aviators and aircraft owners ourselves, we've come to realize the additional benefits that Pilots have by having dyed fuel. Swift Fuels is currently co-leading a task force at ASTM International which will stipulate dye colors for unleaded Aviation gasolines.

So at the moment, there is no dye requirement but I would not expect that to stay that way for long."


Swift UL94 is selling well here at 5B6 at about $.50 less than 100LL.

Hope this helps,

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Old 03-19-2018, 10:23 AM
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Sounds good! There will be cases when the wing tanks are filled with a mix of avgas and Swift fuel...I wonder how capacitance senders will differ between fuels. The transition to Swift fuels could mean that capacitance senders are rendered useless...not that I rely on them for more than detecting potential fuel leaks.
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