How to Find Aviation Fuel with Max Trax

A fuel route mapping system, Max-Trax is designed for pilots, corporate flight departments, charter operators, schedulers and dispatchers to use in pre-flight planning. Pilots use Max-Trax to find the lowest fuel prices on a planned route, saving money every time its used.

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    If your itinerary includes multiple stops, Max-Trax can accommodate up to four legs per trip. Waypoint fields are displayed to use.
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    Enter a destination airport as the last airport identifier in the sequence.
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    Aircraft Details:
    • Choose which Fuel Type you use in your aircraft: 100LL or JETA/JETA+. Max-Trax will help you find the airports with FBO's reporting the lowest prices for your particular fuel type.
    • Enter your Max Leg Distance in the appropriate field. This is the maximum distance, in nautical miles, that your aircraft can fly on one tank of fuel.
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    Trip Options:
    • Each of the advanced Trip Options is optional. You can skip this step if you do not care about narrowing your search for airports while planning your trip.
    • With the Facility Use option, Max-Trax only searches public airports by default. You can change this option to search only private airports, or to search both public and private airports.
    • With the Approach option, you can limit your trip to only airports with an ILS approach, or only airports with an instrument approach.
    • The Fuel Brands option lets you search for only airports with an FBO reporting fuel prices for a particular brand of aircraft fuel: AirBP, AvFuel, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Phillips66, Shell, Texaco, or Independent.
    • Finally, you can specify how narrow or wide the Corridor Search Width is: 25 nm, 50 nm, 75 nm, or 100 nm. This is the distance on either side of your trip route that Max-Trax will search for alternate airports with FBOs selling lower-priced fuel than the airports on your route. The wider you make the corridor, the more airports Max-Trax will search to find lower prices.
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    When you are finished entering your trip information, click the Plan Trip button. Max-Trax will generate your trip route and display it in a Google Map window.

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