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Fuel for taxi

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If the POH doesn't specify an amount of fuel used during taxi (as some do) what do you guys suggest would be a good method of calculating an approximate amount?

im currently thinking in should just assume 3 gallon conservative.

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  1. John D. Collins on Feb 17, 2013

    For a small engine, such as in a C172, 1.5 gallons would be very conservative, the POH assumes 1.1 gallons.for a 1983 172P (O-320-D2J 160 HP) for start, taxi, and runup. A Cessna 150 would be less and 1.0 gallon would be conservative. For my IO-520BA (285 HP) in my Bonanza. the POH uses 2.0 gallons. Your 3.0 gallon estimate is pretty conservative, but the good thing is that you won’t run out of fuel because of underestimating the fuel used on the ground.

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