Piper Air Conditioning

Piper Air Conditioning

Believe it or not, the majority of the flight schools and colleges offering aviation-related degrees are in the Southern United States.
If there is a weather-related term that is synonymous with the south it is HEAT.

This particular install is a brand new Piper PA44, when completed it will head to CAE in Phoenix, Arizona.
The PA-44 is one of the most prolific and widely used twin-engine trainers on the market today.

The Piper Seminole has amazing dependability and value.
Generation of pilots have trained on this platform and along with other Piper models.
To see our full Piper STC list visit www.kellythermal.com or contact KATS at 440.951.4744.

Features:​

  • Ground pre-cooling with GPU
  • 20° plus temp drop in 5 minutes
  • No take-off, landing, or in-flight restrictions
  • No impact on cruising speeds
  • Easy-read digital temp/fan control – set it and forget it
  • Full use of the baggage area
  • Very efficient cooling – only 45 amps
  • Lightweight – Under 50lbs.
  • Reliable and efficient hermetically-sealed, brushless DC compressor – R134A
  • One week or less installation time

At KATS, we are quickly realizing that aside from our core customers installing our systems in their own aircraft, the flight schools are requiring our kits and seeing great results.

To receive a free quote or schedule and time to see one of our systems in person, call Walter Dodge at 334-224-0313 or wdodge@kellyaerospace.com.
Walter is our personal Renaissance man and is the VP of Operations for our Thermal Division.



Cessna Air Conditioning

Cessna Air Conditioning

Congratulations, you just purchased or have owned for some time, one of the most successful designs in aviation history.
The problem is in the heat of the summer it’s sweltering waiting as you find yourself #3 for departure and it’s 102 degrees on the tarmac.
For most pilots, air conditioning is a creature comfort, with the vast majority of the GA fleet not having this as an option, Kelly Aerospace decided to change that.

Now STC’d for Cessna 172, 182T, T182T, 182S, and 206. Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems provide​ an all-electric solution to the summer heat that we all hate.

This system has zero effect on engine performance and keeps you cool and refreshed as you fly about for enjoyment or travel for work.
Our system was designed to be fully electric and not affect the performance of your aircraft whatsoever.

To receive a free quote or schedule and time to see one of our systems in person, call Walter Dodge at 334-224-0313.

Walter is our personal Renaissance man and is the VP of Operations for our Thermal Division.

Ways Pilots can keep flying during an economic downturn.

Ways Pilots can keep flying during an economic downturn.

Whether you have been a victim of a round of layoffs or a private pilot trying to find creative ways to keep flying on a budget, we all are experiencing some unprecedented times right now.
Here are some simple ways to stay in the aviation industry and keep flying during this time of economic uncertainty.

Put that extra rating to good use!

Whether you hold a CFI rating, IA, or A&P certificate, you might find that now is the time to get to work.
As challenging as it is to be a CFI, now might be the time to start picking up a few lessons at your local flight school.
With the airlines pushing for more pilots in the next 3-5 years, you can make a few extra bucks and build hours teaching during this time.
Know someone wanting to do an upgrade or an installation?
Now might be the time to take on a few side projects if you are qualified to do so.

As you are well aware, an individual with a PPL may NOT transport personnel or cargo, “for hire”.  However, splitting the cost of fuel is permitted between the PIC and passengers, so now might be a great time to pull the trigger on that fishing trip.

Do you have a Commercial Rating? Get creative!


Have you checked into property surveys or aerial photography?
Think of individuals or cargo that you could possibly transport or ways to fill logistical needs in your area.

Right now there also seems to be a huge shortage of IA’s and A&P’s.
Even if you don’t hold one of those certifications right now, investing in this would be a great option during this time of uncertainty as there is always a demand for these services.

KEEP FLYING IF YOU CAN AFFORD TO DO SO! 


Encouraging those who can afford to keep flying…It helps the FBOs, mechanics, and the entire industry.
Now is a great time to get your aircraft in for annuals, maintenance, and repairs.

BeechCraft Baron Air Conditioning Components

BeechCraft Baron Air Conditioning Components

For most aircraft owners in General Aviation, your beloved aircraft is not equipped with an Air Conditioning System.
Most often, the problem of adding extra weight exceeds the desire for creature comfort.
The Kelly Aerospace Thermal System solves the weight issue at an affordable price with their complete electric system.

Kelly Thermal System’s THERMACOOL All-Electric Air Conditioning technology is pending FAA Certification for the Baron 55 series aircraft. There is no need to wait for the STC as field approvals are available today. field approval is now available. The highly reliable and efficient 28 volt brushless DC motor /compressor which runs on either a ground power supply or the aircraft electrical system provides a 20°  F.+  drop in cabin temperature within 5 minutes.

Features:

  • Ground pre-cooling with GPU
  • 20° plus temp drop in 5 minutes
  • No take-off, landing, or in-flight restrictions
  • No impact on cruising speeds
  • Easy-read digital temp/fan control – set it and forget it
  • Full use of the baggage area
  • Very efficient cooling – only 45 amps

Cool Air Where You Need It

COOL AIR is ducted through a center duct to deliver the air where it is most appreciated. Adjustable vents are installed for each passenger to Fine Tune the flow!

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Inlet and outlet air are ducted inboard and overboard by a vent on each side of the aft fuselage, precluding exhaust ingestion. 

Pilot Friendly

Digital Temperature controller is easy to use.  Set the desired temperature and forget it. Freeze protection is built in!  The controller has an LED screen, a three-speed fan, and fits nicely into your panel.

Meet the first female assigned to the Navy’s F-35.

Meet the first female assigned to the Navy’s F-35.

1st Lt. Catherine Stark is the first female Marine to be assigned to the Navy’s F-35C fleet replacement squadron.

Erie, Pennsylvania native 1st Lt. Catherine Stark earned her wings Friday at a special ceremony and has become the first female Marine to be assigned to the U.S. Navy’s F-35C fleet replacement squadron.

The F-35 Lightning II, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, is a fifth-generation fighter designed to replace the F-18 in the Navy and Marine Corps and the F-22 in the U.S. Air Force.

Stark, 24, is a 2012 Mercyhurst Preparatory School graduate and the daughter of Bud and Beata Stark of Erie. She will soon begin training to fly the F-35C Lightning II at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California.

Catherine Stark said the military has been training experienced F-18 pilots to fly the F-35 since its deployment.

“Up until now they were only taking F-18 pilots that were already out in the fleet, someone with a lot of experience, and they were sending them back to school for six months and then transitioning them to the F-35,” she said Tuesday during a telephone interview. “But recently, they’ve been picking people right out of flight school (for the F-35). That’s been the special thing. Up until now, people fresh out of flight school with no fleet experience — like myself; I haven’t been to a squadron yet because I just finished flight school — we didn’t have the opportunity to select the F-35.”

Catherine Stark graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as a Marine officer in 2016.

Stark spent her first six months of flight school training on the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II and then advanced to the aircraft carrier-capable McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk, which she flew for a year.

Pilots make two flights a day during training, which can be grueling, she said.

“You’re learning a lot and there’s so much knowledge required,” Stark said. “I can only compare it to becoming a medical doctor. You’re flying every day and getting evaluated and really intensely scrutinized.”

The F-35C will be “completely different” from flying the T-6 and T-45 training jets, which don’t require pilots to learn about weapons systems, radars or military flying tactics, Stark said.

“Looking back, something I thought would be so hard is almost a joke now compared to the new challenge,” she said.

“She’s quite an accomplished young lady,” said Marcia Gensheimer, director of alumni and public relations for the school.