Welcome To Airplane Things
Airplane Things, Inc. based at S36 Kent, Washington, creates practical products for pilots. We specialize in quality aviation sunglasses and aircraft control locks for Piper and Mooney aircraft.
Quality Aviation Accessories
The AV-SUN sunglasses are designed with a gradient tint to give pilots the best vision inside and outside the aircraft. The AV-SUN Readers are the same but with bifocals.
Airplane Control Lock
Piper and Mooney aircraft do not have control locks by default. That’s why we designed the Control Saver control lock to meet the needs of pilots who fly these types of planes.
AV-Sun & AV-Sun Reader Sunglasses
The AV-SUN’S were designed for Pilots who have good distance vision but need reading glasses. They are also available without bifocals or with a full prescription. The AV-SUN’S truly do make flying easier, safer and more enjoyable by taking away the hassle of changing glasses. The AV-SUN’s have a gray gradient tint with 100% UV protection. When looking outside the plane the AV-SUN’s give you the benefit of sunglasses, plus the benefit of clear reading glasses for reading in low light conditions inside the plane.
The AV-SUN’S are non-polarized. Polarized glasses should not be worn by Pilots because they block out glare and glare from an approaching plane is the first thing you will see to avoid a mid-air collision. Also, GPS’S and flat panel screens cannot be viewed through polarized glasses. The AV-SUN’s lenses are made from CR-39 ophthalmic resin which is prescription lens material that is clear as glass without the weight. Other sunglasses are made from less expensive material that are not as clear, making it difficult or impossible to see other aircraft. Other sunglasses are fine for driving a car but not for flying a plane.
The Control Saver For Piper and Mooney Aircraft
Protect your aircraft controls from wind gusts and jet blasts with the Control Saver control lock from Airplane Things, Inc. They are available for Piper and Mooney aircraft.
The Control Saver is a specially-designed control lock for Piper and Mooney aircraft. It holds the ailerons in the neutral position and the stabilizer in the down position. This is the best position for the controls in high wind gusts and jet blasts, and this position makes entering and exiting your aircraft easier.