“What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis(ton)?”


There is a hint of Spring in the air! The days are getting longer and the sun is warm. Yesterday, I planted the Spring garden with lettuce, tomatoes, cauliflower and garden beans. Today was set aside for playtime. I don’t think I can remember a prettier day for flying here in Florida, nor a baro setting anywhere near the 30.40 inches I dialed onto the Kollsman window. As you might expect, such a high pressure setting confirmed clear blue skies and cool temps for my short flight up to the Williston Airport, X60, in the north central part of the state.

At Williston, avgas was (relatively) cheap at $3.93 per gallon compared to $5-$6 per gallon for airports closer to Orlando. The FBO has a long history of supplying avgas at competitive prices, and topping off the tanks there can save close to $100 per fill-up. The FBO is run by the city, and I compliment the town leaders for supporting the airport and general aviation in the manner that they do. They clearly recognize what a gem they have, and do everything they can to attract business.

Williston was busy, as was the surrounding airspace. Lots of other pilots had similar ideas; go flying, get a bite to eat at the Pyper Kub Café, and top off the tanks with some blue 100LL.

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