Just as with your car, frequency of cleanings is a function of use and current condition. If you take care to remove dirt, oils, and other contaminants within a reasonable time (typically monthly) then one must only be concerned with increased usage.
The key? The more you use your aircraft, the more often it should be cleaned!
Secondly, every owner should take steps to prevent oxidation and contaminants from adhering to their aircraft via paint sealants, waxes, etc. Not only do these methods provide barriers of protection, they can even revitalize paint’s appearance and lead to less frequent cleanings.
You must always take care to ensure the products you use are safe for your particular aircraft. Typically, you can find a list of approved substances in your Pilot Operating Handbook, or by contacting the aircraft’s manufacturer.
No! You should never use any ammonia based cleaner on your aircraft’s windows as it may cause crazing, or micro cracks in the window’s surface that limit visibility. The end result may damage the windows so bad, it will require you to replace the entire windscreen!
Of course! In all seriousness though, there are many companies that claim to clean aircraft. However, many of these companies clean planes IN ADDITION to other offerings (cars, boats, etc) and thus have less training and experience than a professional aircraft cleaning company. In addition, there are a striking number of small companies popping up that are inexpensive; however, lack the proper tools, chemicals, and even insurances to clean your aircraft.
Having a professional company take care of your aircraft means at the very least they carry documented insurances and are able to prove the tools and products they use are in fact aviation grade and approved for your aircraft.
This is a common misconception. If you, your company, or your flying organization already have an established budget; often times professional aircraft cleaning companies can work with you to customize a plan that will suit your needs without breaking the bank. Many times you can even have a set monthly plan that ensures consistent billing while ensuring your aircraft is kept looking great year-around.
Since we’re a 100% mobile detailing company, we can come to nearly every airport, airstrip, or even field around the United States. We do however have multiple “Based Locations” located in key areas around the US to serve you.
No problem! In fact, we happily take on challenging projects that require us to travel outside our marked locations. You can see some of our past experiences under our Special Events section; however, we also encourage you to Contact Us 24/7/365 to discuss your specific needs.
Technically, we’ve never closed since we opened in 2001. We’re open 24/7, 365 days a year. The only thing that may ‘limit’ our availability to clean your aircraft is a local airport’s operating hours.
Yes, but only if the airport is open 🙂
Unfortunately not since we only clean planes; but we’d be happy to point you to a local FBO that would love to take care of your catering needs!