Tempest Announces EAA Support for Legendary Aircraft

GIBSONVILLE, NC — Tempest® and the Experimental Aircraft Association are teaming up to keep EAA’s magnificent aircraft fleet flying, through a new three-year support agreement between the two organizations.

Tempest will be an official supporter of EAA’s flying activities, supplying oil filters and spark plugs for the aircraft fleet, including those on national tours, beginning in 2011. Those historic aircraft include the B-17 bomber “Aluminum Overcast,” the Ford Tri-Motor, TravelAir E4000, Spirit of St. Louis replica Ryan NYP, Pitcairn Mailwing, T-6 and PT-3. In addition, those parts will also be made available for EAA’s Glastars, Cessna 162 Skycatchers, Piper Aztec, Cessna 201 and Bell 47 helicopters.

“Tempest believes that the EAA is the leader in keeping the aviation world informed of its history and the first provider of the latest news in technological advancements in the future of aviation,” said Stan Fletcher, President at Tempest.

Tempest oil filters are the industry leader in the innovation of performance and safety improvements. Tempest spark plugs offer the most advanced technical features, including a proprietary glass center seal and fired in resistor design. Tempest also offers a state-of-the-art automated manufacturing process. “At Tempest, we know what makes the best oil filters and spark plugs – an uncompromising dedication to quality and innovation, plus we make our own!” continued Fletcher.

“With the varied types of aircraft EAA flies, including some priceless airplanes, we have to make sure the parts we use are of the highest quality and reliability,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s director of aircraft operations. “We are very pleased Tempest is supporting EAA to keep these aircraft flying, so thousands of people can enjoy them each year on tour or here at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.”

Tempest spark plugs are available from their worldwide network of distributors found on their web site, www.tempestplus.com.

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, go to www.eaa.org.

Tempest is the leading brand of pneumatic, filtration, and fuel systems, including a complete line of OEM carburetors and fuel pumps, ignition components, starters, oil and pneumatic filtration products, and specialty tools. The manufacturing facilities are located in Gibsonville, NC, with sales and marketing offices located in Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA.

For more information regarding Tempest products, please go to www.tempestplus.com.