Shoreham Airport is a very busy general aviation airport. We have a number of flying schools and clubs as well as aircraft maintenance contractors and aircraft sales & hire companies. Many privately owned fixed wing aircraft and helicopters also reside at or visit the airport during the year.
This of course means fuel, and lots of it. On a good day the "Team" will deliver 4,000+ litres of Avgas and similar litres of jetA1 fuel. Each year we delivered over 1 million litres of Avgas.
We have two static Avgas fuel pumps supplied via three underground tanks with a capacity of some 50,000 litres and two mobile Avgas bowsers. Jet fuel is supplied from another mobile bowser which holds some 6000 litres or directly from a jet installation. The Jet installation holds approximately 50,000 litres,
The RFFS have full responsibility for the fuel sold each day. We take daily quality control checks and supervise all fuelling matters from ordering to supply. All crew members are fully trained in the testing and supply of fuel so you can be assured you get top quality product fit for purpose. Firefighters of each watch act as fuel supervisors with the SAFO having overall responsibility for the day to day operation.
Any concerns regarding any fuel issue should be raised with Paul Smith the SAFO & Fuel Manager.