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              and ultraviolet rays while flying. The panels fit almost every private aircraft model and can be custom-made.
Jet Shades are “push-in-place” tinted window panels made to cover the top portion of the windshield and fill the cockpit side windows completely for total pilot protection. The patent-pending design offers numerous benefits to pilots and crew, including:
= Protection from 99 percent of harmful ultraviolet radiation that causes skin cancer
= A consistently cool and comfortable cockpit no matter the temperature outside
= Elimination of more than 80 percent of sun glare for optimal instrument visibility
= Reduction of pilot fatigue
The lightweight panels are made from optical- quality polycarbonate, which is virtually unbreakable and will not shatter or scratch like acrylic or glass. Through a proprietary process, the company treats the polycarbonate to block infrared waves, ultraviolet waves, visible light and solar energy.
“As a pilot in Florida, I always struggled with the effects of the sun beating mercilessly through the windows while flying,” said Kevin Duggan, Founder of Jet Shades. “Since FAA regulations mandate certain light transmission levels for cockpit windows, which limit tinting possibilities, and adhesive films and suction cups visors can be damaging, Jet Shades provide much-needed shade without altering – or even touching – the cockpit windows. The relief they provide is flight-changing.”
With their flexible design, the panels simply push into place into the window trim and are secured by friction tabs for a snug fit, even in severe turbulence. Since no clips or other fasteners are needed, the panels can be quickly and easily installed and removed, even during flight when autopilot is engaged.
Panels are available for almost any aircraft, including jets, tur- bo props, props, experimental/ homebuilt planes, helicopters, and more. Prices start at $599 for a cockpit set. Full sets that include panels for cabin win- dows can also be purchased. The products can be ordered directly from or from authorized dealers.
For more information, visit Executive Aircraft Maintenance
Executive Aircraft Maintenance (EAM) has relocated from Arizona’s Scottsdale Airport to a larger facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Class III FAA Part 145 repair station will now be a tenant of Swift Aviation at Sky Harbor and occupy a 40,000-square-foot hangar. With the increase in space, the company plans to focus on larger aircraft, in addition to the smaller airframes it has maintained over its decades-long history.
Currently, the company’s capabilities include Beechcraft, Gulfstream, Bombardier Challenger, Embraer Legacy and Cessna Citation inspections and line maintenance, as well as extensive sheet metal repairs and modifications. The company also offers modifications from Raisbeck and Blackhawk.
As an authorized dealer for most cockpit and cabin avionics equipment, it can perform work ranging from repairs and simple installations to full cockpit retrofits. EAM specializes in ADS-B installations for aircraft up to midsize jets from all the major avionics manufacturers, as well as cabin connectivity systems and autopilots.
  Relocates to PHX
  JANUARY 2019

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