We are very pleased to expand our leather
interior re-upholstery program to include Beechcraft,
Grumman, Piper, Mooney and Cessna aircraft!
For years, we have been producing some of the finest
leather aircraft interiors for 4-seat Grumman aircraft
for the low price of only $3,900 + shipping*. We are
now happy to extend this program to a variety of other
General Aviation aircraft.
As reviewed in our videos, interior refurbishment is a
legal owner maintenance task, per the FAR's. Our
program helps you revitalize your aircraft interiors.
We do the hard work, so you don't have to.
The program is simple: You remove your seats and
sidepanels and ship them to us.
We refinish everything in top-grade leather! Then, we
ship you back a dramatically improved and refurbished
interior, including improvements to the foam, side
panel supports, Aluminum armrest supports and much
more. The work is done by a professional upholstery
shop with double stitching, custom pockets, lumbar
supports, etc. The leather is top grade, full hide
leather with FAA burn certificates. Every part is
complete leather with no other exterior materials used!
Call for details: 978 314-4626
* Prices may vary depending on aircraft and materials
chosen. This item cannot be ordered via the web site.
Call for details and order placement. All interior
product sales are final.
Typical 4-Seat Aircraft
Interiors Start at Only $3,900!
STC's and Modifications
for Beechcraft and
SmartSpace Baggage Conversion for Beechcraft
Approach Aviation is pleased to announce that we have
just received STC/PMA for our new SmartSpace baggage
conversion for pre-1979 Beechcraft 36/A36 aircraft,
providing owners of these aircraft with the increased
utility of the latest Beechcraft Bonanzas.
The SmartSpace baggage conversion installs behind the
rearmost passenger seats in the Beech A36, adding
approximately 8 cubic feet of storage area, while
retaining the existing hat shelf area for easy
in-flight access to smaller objects. The SmartSpace
baggage conversion has a footprint similar to post-1979
A36 aircraft and is certified for the same 70lb maximum
loading capacity (C.G. Envelope limits must be
The SmartSpace conversion's patent-pending design makes
installation simple, typically requiring one day to
complete. No rivets or other modifications are made to
the skin of most aircraft, so the aircraft's exterior
finish is unaffected by the installation. The modular
design of the SmartSpace conversion makes future
compartment removal/installation possible in a matter
of minutes, simplifying inspection and maintenance
The SmartSpace baggage conversion kit includes the
support components, single-piece compartment, cargo net
and all hardware necessary for typical installations.
In addition, the innovative cargo net design combines
the baggage restraint with new seat straps for securing
the rear seats in the folded position.
Introductory pricing for the SmartSpace baggage
conversion is $4,999. Kits are in-stock and ready to
SmartSpace baggage conversion features:
- Adds approx. 8 cubic feet of storage space
- Same 70 lb structural capacity as post-1979
- Typical installations can be completed in one day
- No changes to aircraft exterior
- Can be removed for maintenance access in minutes
- Includes innovative cargo net with integrated seat
- Installed weight approx. 10 lbs. (includes removal of
rear bulkhead cover)
For more information or to purchase, contact Approach
Aviation at 877-564-4457.
* All STC Kit sales are final and
non-refundable. Components are warranted for
manufacturing defects for 60 days from the time of
Ram-Air STC for Grumman AA-5 Traveler and
AA-5A Cheetah Owners!
Approach Aviation received an STC on October
29th, 2004 for an Alternate Air system for all
Grumman AA-5 Traveler and AA-5A Cheetahs.
This Alternate Air System is designed to provide
an alternate source of induction air into the
engine without the restriction of the standard
induction air filter. This system allows the pilot
to bypass the induction air filter without the
reduction in available engine power caused by
resorting to carburetor heat. A cable control in
the cockpit opens/closes a valve into the airbox
that supplies unfiltered air from the available air
in front of the forward engine baffling.
In addition, the inlet location provides a source
of "Ram-Air" which has been tested to increase
manifold pressure by approximately 1/2"+. This
equates to approximately 4hp more power (see
Lycoming power chart).
I am very pleased to announce that, after years of
persistence, we have succeeded in gaining approval
for an alternate means of compliance (AMOC) AD
79-22-04 to provide for removal of the recurring
aileron inspection! The FAA has accepted the
proposed alternate means of compliance to AD
79-22-04. The accepted alternate means requires
compliance to Service Bulletin 163/Service Kit 144
for aircraft with riveted aileron torque tubes. It
also provides instructions for a contour inspection
of the ailerons. If both ailerons are found to be
in contour then further repetitive inspections of
the control system as specified by the AD are no
longer required. Essentially, the AMOC requires a
one-time inspection of the ailerons to ensure that
they are within production tolerances. This check
can be completed with a simple straight edge tool,
as defined in the AMOC documentation. One the
ailerons have passed this inspection, AD 79-22-04
has been complied with fully. 100hr inspections
will be a thing of the past.
Special thanks to John Rock at Tiger Aircraft for
working with me through the years to make this