Flying High on Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

An ethanol-powered aerobatic plane caught the eye of the media over the weekend.

Ethanol PlaneAmong the news reports was one from NBC News Channel, featuring video of the high-performance stunt place sponsored by ethanol plant builder Fagen, Inc.

When aerobatic pilot Greg Poe thinks about going green he thinks about his red MX2 aircraft.

It’s a high performance airplane fueled by ethanol.

Poe brought his MX2 to Florida for the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, where the Ledger did a feature on the ethanol-powered plane.

Poe, the pilot for the only ethanol-powered aerobatic plane at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, said ethanol produces fewer harmful emissions and has a cooler-running engine than a gasoline-fueled plane.

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