Gator Snaps Up Low Fuel Prices at Flagler Airport

Pilots would call this guy a ”tail dragger.”

Alligator at Flagler County Airport near Palm Coast, FLPalm Coast, FL – June 29, 2011 – Flagler County Airport attendants had a little trouble finding the gas cap on this model. The small alligator was photographed on Monday when he stopped by for a fill up at the Flagler County Airport. County Airport Director Roy Sieger said the gator had probably heard that Flagler County is offering fuel prices that are lower than the average of all fuel prices in the region in most cases by 50 cents a gallon or more. The gator was safely taxied back to his habitat.

Flagler’s airfield consists of two 5,000-foot-long runways and a 3,000-foot water runway. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data, the airport ranks as the fourth busiest in Florida, out of 105 General Aviation airports, with 190,000 takeoff and landings per year. The high amount of air traffic led to the construction of an air traffic control tower, which went operational in October 2009.

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