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Slow burn


AOPA PILOT - August 2017


Quick calculations for fuel conservation

by Dave Hirschman


YOU'VE ENCOUNTERED A stronger-than-expected headwind on a long flight and want to reduce your fuel burn to ensure you arrive at your destination with adequate reserves. You're about two-thirds of the way to your destination, and it's the nearest airport, so you can't divert or turn around. The mixture knob is as far out as it can go for the leanest possible fuel/air mixture…