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  1. At 8500′ or 9500′ I get maximum “mpg’s” from my Pitts S-2B with it’s AEIO-540 engine. Pulling the RPM back to 2000, wide open throttle at 21″-23″ MAP, the optimal mixture setting yields a 10-11 gph burn. Cruise speed is 140 mph indicated and ground speed usually varies from 125-155 knots depending upon winds aloft. That is how I flight plan for a 250 nm maximum leg with 27 gallons usable on-board.

    You have to get to know your plane…

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