|Covers Protect Aircraft from Summer Maladies|
|Written by Keith C. Mathiowetz|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:48|
Custom-fitted covers for aircraft and engines are the cure for many summer maladies affecting aircraft and operators. Covers for airplanes, jets, helicopters, gliders, off-link jet engines, and more provide protection from the elements and enhance the safety, utility, and operation of any aircraft.
Common summer maladies for pilots include hay fever, contact dermatitis, bronchitis, insect bites, sunburn, and swimmer’s ear. And every dog-loving pilot must contend with summer maladies that infect their precious pets. Sunburn, being the most prevalent malady, can affect an aircraft just as likely as it will affect people and pets. Overexposure to the sun means susceptibility to ultraviolet radiation. These damaging rays can zap an aircraft’s paint, leaving it dry and faded, and can harm windows, rendering them hazy, even distorted. Additionally, the sun’s harmful rays can quickly heat-soak an airplane’s interior, making it uninhabitably hot and adding the potential to damage plastic, vinyl, and avionics.
Avionics are sensitive, not to mention expensive, equipment that are designed to make piloting safer. When something goes wrong, it can often lead to the unexpected chain of events that can reduce levels of safety. Custom-fitted aircraft covers can keep an airplane’s interior cool to the touch, and, hence, keep avionics from frying.
A comfortable pilot is a more relaxed and safe flying pilot. When entering any aircraft, the first thing a pilot comes into contact with is the seat under the pants. Protecting upholstery inside an airplane is as simple as keeping it cool from the heat that summer brings.
Foreign object debris (FOD) protection goes toe-in-toe with elemental protection. The best solution for protecting delicate aircraft exteriors, whether aluminum, Plexiglas, composite, or fabric, is a custom-fitted cover, one that stays in place when the summer winds pick up and begin to kick up FOD. A fitted cover can also keep turbine engine propellers from spinning and keep birds from nesting in engines and inlets.
A custom-fitted cover is the best solution for being safe rather than sorry. With the proper materials and a secure fit, a custom cover will guard from solar rays, as well as dust and hail from flash summer storms.
Whether covering from airborne debris, solar rays, dust, or even hail, a protective cover, such as one from Bruce’s Custom Covers, will extend the life of an aircraft, ultimately saving on costs of repair and replacement.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:51 )|