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Ethanol Fuels Air Show Performance by Greg Poe

August 31, 2010

           

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Greg Poe, and he (or his airplane rather) is fueled by ethanol!! This past weekend, RFA staff made their way to the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska where Greg performed amazing aviation aerobatics in his ethanol fueled plane. Sponsored by Fagen, Inc., one of the largest ethanol plant contracting companies in the U.S., Greg Poe travels around the country performing at airshows, amazing his audiences with his unique and gravity defying tricks. Poe's plane has the ability to perform at the caliber it does partly because it is fueled by 100 percent ethanol. With this clean burning fuel, Poe has amazing horsepower and is able to maneuver his plane in a variety of different directions, leaving his audience with a performance they won't forget. As Poe makes is his way through the air, team member Dax Wanless educates the crowed on ethanol fuel over the loudspeaker, sharing valuable and important facts on why ethanol is the preferred fuel by Greg and his team, such as impeccable engine performance, which is important when flipping through the air! The RFA Market Development Team joined Greg Poe and his team at the trailer to chat with the airshow attendees about ethanol fuel. As the Greg Poe trailer is an eye-popping red, it is a hard attraction to miss, which was a benefit to us as thousands of people stopped by to grab an ethanol "Fueled With Pride" koozie and stickers and to learn a thing or two about ethanol fuel. RFA staff, Bailey Rall mentioned that it was encouraging seeing the younger generation interested in the greener things in life, including ethanol! They were all excited to display the stickers on their t-shirts. The OCC Chopper motorcycle that was on display was also a large attraction at the Greg Poe trailer site. The chopper has a flex-fuel engine and has the ability to run on E85 fuel (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline). In fact, all of the automobiles that the Greg Poe team uses are flex-fuel capable and run on E85 fuel, including the airplane, truck, trailer, ATV and chopper. With a noticeable "Ethanol Kicks Gas" slogan on all the engine powered vehicles, it is easy to see that ethanol is a fuel full of power and suitable for any engine need. As a reminder, to run on high ethanol-fuel blends such as E85, your engine needs to be flex-fuel capable, so make sure to check your owner's manual or manufacturer before fueling up. The Greg Poe Air Show is a performance you don't want to miss. To learn more about Greg and his ethanol-fueled plane, visit www.gregpoe.com. To see more pictures from the Air Show, visit the RFA's Facebook page here.