Pilots to Be Able to Fuel Own Planes at Provo Airport

Pilots to Be Able to Fuel Own Planes at Provo Airport

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Pilots may soon be able to pump their own gas at the Provo Airport -- and pump money back into their wallets.

The Provo Municipal Council recently amended the city code to comply with federal regulations for self-service fuel pumps.

Right now, the airport only offers full-service refueling, which is available on-call after regular business hours. But if self-serve becomes available, pilots could have access 24 hours a day. Plus, self-serve aviation fuel cost up to a dollar less per gallon.

Airport authorities must still designate particular self-serve areas, however, the necessary infrastructure is in place.

Airport Manager Steve Gleason says it's just cheaper to fuel your own plane. He also said for cross-country pilots flying a single-engine plane, self-serve is nice to have.

Gleason says only private aircraft currently use the Provo Airport.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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