Bruce's Custom Fitted Covers Enhance The Joy of Fall Flying

Whether covering from airborne debris, solar rays, dust, hail, or FOD, a protective cover will extend the life of an aircraft, ultimately saving on costs of repair and replacement.


SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 22, 2012 – Bruce’s Custom Covers announced today its custom fitted aircraft covers serve to enhance the joy of fall flying by protecting aircraft from the hazards of the changing seasons. For more than 32 years, operators have learned that covering their airplanes, jets, helicopters, gliders, off-link jet engines, etc. is the best protection from the elements that money can buy. A well-protected aircraft enhances its safety, operation and utility thereby ensuring the security, comfort and enjoyment of its occupants.

Fall season leaf watching can be one of a pilot’s greatest pleasures, and with the changing colors come a rash of undesirable weather conditions. These include airborne particles, frost and precipitation, gusty winds, flash storms, and more. Protecting an aircraft from the elements is essential, as is protection from FOD, or foreign object debris.

Common hazards throughout the fall flying season include airborne debris from trees, dust and pollen. These items can remain stuck to an aircraft’s exterior and can embed over time into most any surface. This invasive Fall FOD will affect an aircraft’s paint and can harm windows making them hazy, scratched, and even distorted. Additionally, the sun’s rays are constantly working on an aircraft with harmful ultraviolet radiation. Then there are morning frosts, a regular occurrence in the fall season. Routine cycles of sun and frost will affect an airplane’s interior, causing damage to plastics and upholstery, even avionics. A custom fitted aircraft cover can keep an airplane’s interior sealed, temperate, and dry, alleviating many of these problems.

Atmospheric elements and FOD are constantly working against aircraft stored outside, both on a short-term or long-term basis. However, aircraft can also be damaged while stored inside. Opening a hangar door can cause air pressure changes, and gusty winds can send debris flying. Then there are those incidental damages that happen with the doors closed, commonly referred to as hangar rash. The best solution for protecting an aircraft exterior is a custom fitted cover, one that stays in place. Easy to install, an aircraft cover works while your aircraft rests. A fitted cover, engine plugs and other accessories can also keep turbine engine propellers from spinning and keep animals from nesting in engines and inlets.

With the arrival of the fall season, the potential for damage to an aircraft is ever present. Whether covering from airborne debris, solar rays, dust, hail, or FOD, a protective cover from Bruce’s will extend the life of an aircraft, ultimately saving on costs of repair and replacement.

Bruce’s Custom Covers is the original designer and manufacturer of the world’s finest protective aircraft covering systems for airplanes, jets, helicopters, gliders, QEC off-link jet engines and ground service equipment. Bruce’s uses state-of-the-art materials and methodologies to ensure durability, quality and finish. Bruce’s Custom Covers is committed to advancing the science and art of cover design in service to the demands and expectations of customers worldwide.

For further information, contact Aircraft Covers, Inc, DBA: Bruce's Custom Covers, 989 East California Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, call 408-738-3959 or toll-free 1-800-777-6405 (in U.S. and Canada), bruce@aircraftcovers.com, or visit www.aircraftcovers.com.

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