Pilots regularly hop out of a glider after a flight, get a container of fuel, refuel the aircraft and then, just before jumping in their car, announce, “We are down to our last 10 liters in the shed.” Immediately thereafter, they are off in a cloud of dust.
Since all of our members are very community spirited, the tendency to leave it up to “somebody” to get the fuel can only be because of uncertainty over the procedure.
1. Put containers in the car boot or in the rusty brown (registered and legal) trailer parked in the bracken on the eastern side of the back hangar.
2. Drive to Fuel Depot.
3. Pump 98 octane fuel into containers. Do not overfill – if it’s a 10 litre container, put 10 litres in it.
4. Give the Fuel Depot people the account code. (Ask a senior pilot or committee member for the code, and be sure to print your name & sign)
5. Get a receipt.
6. Return to Club, unload fuel, make note of date and quantity on tally sheet in fuel shed. Put receipt in envelope with appropriate info. Put envelope in drawer.
7. Feel Virtuous
(with further input from Colin, Erich et al)