Some of the following vendors have graciously agreed to give BAC Members a discount or supported us by becoming a booster or member. Some just sell products that pertain to our line of aircraft.
Please give them your membership number when ordering and thank them for the discount.
Fine print :D:
- These listings in no way constitute an endorsement by Beech Aero Club.
- These listings are now governed by the Interim Vendor Listing Policy.
- If you want to be added to this list or need a listing deleted or updated if you are a member please Private Message us, otherwise please use the Contact Us form.
Thanks all and enjoy.
|$$ Aero Fairings Of Canada||This is a Canadian manufacturer of non-approved replacement external fairings, made of fiberglass using Vinylester resin (a very good type that is also used in the Express and Glasair, as two examples). I am pursuing some additional information. They will offer BAC members a 20% discount off their list prices. Note that their website photo seems to show a one-piece tailcone, but the one they sell is actually a two-piece unit. The parts are made to order from their large mold inventory, but lead times are pretty short.
Unfortunately, the parts do not include any FAA-approved paperwork. If you wish to install them, your A&P-IA will have to apply for a Form 337 Field Approval, and the manufacturer may have to furnish “approved data” in order to get the field approval. If one of our members accomplishes this, a copy of that 337 will certainly help support future field approval requests from others. Aero Fairings has no plans to pursue an FAA-PMA certification, nor STCs, because in Canada there is a workaround that owners can use to install the fairings without paperwork.
Their prices, when converted to USD, are very attractive. For example, wingtips run $345 CD, which converts to about $235 USD; as opposed to the price of $300 USD at Globe Aero. The following is the message BAC received from Aero Fairings.
“We can supply most of the exterior fairings installed on the BAC club members’ single engine Beechcrafts. Please refer to the Beech section of our web site: www.aerofairings.ca”
Claude Buisson (discount )
|$$ Aircraft Engravers||Aircraft Engravers produces custom panel overlays of many different styles, colors, and materials. Their custom overlays can make aged or modified panels look like new. They also make radio faceplate overlays that can make many older radios (such as the King KX170 series) look like new.
In addition to the overlay services, AE is also capable of providing custom engraving on items such as your fuel filler caps. For example, you can have your N-number, fuel grade and capacity, and useable fuel engraved on your filler caps. This meets the placarding requirements of the A1CE Type Certificate, so you no longer have to deal with replacing the damaged filler neck decals.
Wayne at AE will give a BAC member discount of 10% on single orders. If a group of members merge their efforts and order four to seven pieces, with a single invoice and shipping address, the discount rises to 15%. I have installed their engraved caps on a Glasair I built, and have used their radio faceplate and panel overlays on two different planes. Thoughtful design and placement of a new overlay can make an old panel look almost like new, as (for example) it can hide unused or mismatched holes, and can conceal scratched paint.
|$$ Arrell Aircraft – Beech Parts||Never returned calls to club to offer discount .|
|$$ Aviation Engineering Consultants||Sells PMA parts shock discs. Not a club member and no offering of a club special . Recommend due diligence on ordering (check forums ) .|
|$$ Custom Ducts||Note Jonathon is a club member
Jonathan Kinney is the owner-operator of this small business. He will provide a 5% discount to BAC members on orders up to $100. Orders over $100 will receive a 10% discount. You will be expected to identify yourself as a BAC member, and provide your member number. Jonathan has the option of contacting a BAC Board officer to confirm that the member number coincides with the name on the charge card being used.
THERE IS FINALLY A BETTER WAY! We use the best available silicone ducting and vulcanize two .020 layers (or doublers) of fiberglass reinforced silicone on each end of the ducting. The outer doubler extends 1.5 inches back from the end, and the inner doubler (SCAT only) approximately 1 inch. Both the inner support wire and the outer support string are encased between the doublers, greatly reducing the possibilities of unraveling. Ducts are fabricated to the nearest 1/2 inch, and priced individually by size and length. Shorter outer doubler lengths are available for special applications.
|LoPresti Aviation, Hubba HubbaHub Caps
|$$ Met-Co-Aire Fiberglass Wingtips|| Met-Co-Aire is the industry leader in high performance wing tip design, as the purveyors of the immensely popular Hoerner design wing tip.
Currently, in addition to the Hoerner drag reduction wing tip, MCA produces the premier direct replacement fiberglass exterior parts available. These parts are much stronger than the plastic factory originals and are guaranteed not to crack. They are fully FAA approved.
|Vortex Generators – Micro Aerodynamics-19/23/24||Contact the forums on this product .Several members have VG’s and Micro aero is a Club member offering some discounts.http://www.microaero.com
MICRO Vortex Generators for the Beech 19A, B19, M19A,
23, A23, A23A, A23-19, A23-24, B23, C23, A24, A24R, B24R,
C24R are now FAA STC approved and ready for installation
on your airplane. This jet age technology provides a reduction
in stall speed, improved stabilator authority, reduced landing
and takeoff roll.
The Micro Vortex Generators are manufactured under our
Micro vortex generators are small metal blades placed in a spanwise line aft of the leading edge of the wing. They control airflow over the upper surface of the wing by creating vortices that energize the boundary layer. This results in improved performance and control authority at low airspeeds and high angles of attack.
Here is a follow-up on 07/11/2005 containing an endorsement:
The Musketeer that we used for the STC certification flights is owned by Ron Sellers who flew it for the first time with the Micro VGs installed and sent us the following E:
?I didn?t really notice much of a change enroute home to Troutdale, but when I slowed down to set up for approach and landing — HOLY COW !!!!!!!!!. The effect of the VGs is amazing. I really felt the difference as soon as I put in the first notch of flaps and I flew the approach 5 kts slower than normal. The plane handled like an airliner, and the landing distance reduction was incredible. Usually I have to come in pretty slow and use a lot of braking to make the second turnoff. Today, I landed slower and use no brakes to slow down, and was at least 200-300 feet short of the turnoff.?
?I?ll keep you posted as I gain more experience. Thanks again for letting me participate in this project. I will do everything I can to get the good word out to other Musketeer owners.? —— Ron Sellers, Troutdale, Oregon.
The Musketeer VG Kit is $1450. If you want us to paint it to match your airplane we need a paint name and number which is in your aircraft records. There is a $200 charge for painting. With your order we need N-number, serial number, shipping address and any credit card or COD. I look forward to shipping you a Micro VG Kit for your Musketeer.
|$$ Welcome to Bogert International (Bogi-bars, wheel jacks, and much more)||Thanks to a request from member David Snodgrass, Bogert International has joined the growing list of participating suppliers offering BAC members worthwhile discounts on their products. They will also purchase a BAC membership, as have some other providers, in order to help keep tabs on questions, etc. Here is the current announcement by Kathy Bogert. Please visit the Bogert website and view the broad range of products (tow bars, jacks, jack pads, gear stands, specialty tools, and much more. Bogert also makes FAA-PMA copper battery cable kits to replace OEM aluminum cables. While they do not currently list the 19/23/24 (I believe that all the 76s and 77s are copper), if we demonstrate a member market for replacement cables, we can approach Kathy.
While it is in Kathy’s text, please make note that the 10% member discount is a year-round discount offer on all their products. Kathy also plans to offer limited-time specials on various products from time to time. For example, she is offering members a ten dollar discount on the $79 Bogi-bar. This offer reflects a % discount on the Bar, and is good through February 02, 2005.
Mike, Cloyd and David,
We will join BAC before the end of the year. I don’t suspect we will be posting much. If we do, it will be in direct response to the subject in the thread. I agree it is a good thing to moderate the forum.
Bogert Aviation is able to offer all BAC members in good standing a 10% discount on our entire product line year round, and reserve the right to sweeten the deal occasionally.
Sweetened deals will run for a specified time and specified price. These items will typically be linked to the release of a new product, regional/national fly-ins or when we are overwhelmingly overstocked. 🙂
Originally you requested a discount on our Bogi-Bar. You’ve got it! The Bogi-bars are normally $79.00. Let’s take $10.00 off any Beech Bogi-Bar until February 2, 2005 for all BAC members. And… remember the 10% is good on anything year round.
Call us direct if you have questions. But remember, we are on the Pacific Coast and usually start answering phones about 8am PST. Email is always welcomed at email@example.com.
|$$ Woodland Aviation – Beech Parts Discounts|
|$$ Electronics International, Inc|
|$$ Stark Avionics||Stark Avionics might have a small staff, but they are big on service. They offer very competitive pricing on avionics, autopilots, new panels, lighting, and any electrical work. They offer an IFR certification for $225 (as of June 2009). If you are in the market for a new panel, be sure to give them a call. They have a computer generated panels with laser cutting that is exact and fits perfect. Along with the panel production, they offer full powder coating services for all your needs. They are offering BAC members 10% off on all labor. Please provide your member number at the start of work.|
|$$ TKM-Michel Electronics – Discounted Radios – MX170/MX12||NOTE!! This is a false website name being used as a “place-holder”; it is not intended to be a valid website address! TKM does not have a retail website.
I have reached an agreement with TKM-Michel, known in the electronics trade as a major manufacturer of test and measuring equipment. TKM makes the MX series of slide-in replacement radios. In our aircraft, the most common application is for the King KX170 series radios, and the Narco MK12 radios. You can view the links for the MX radios on the BAC website, for detailed info. In summary, they are modern digital flip-flop radios, with frequency storage, that can slide into the same tray when the old radio comes out.
Now the best news. TKM will sell factory-refurbished radios to BAC members, complete with a one-year factory warranty, for only $1,200. This is hundreds of dollars below the discounted new cost from dealers, and hundreds of dollars below the typical eBay sales price. This offer is subject to availability. Call Kathy at TKM, 480-991-5351, email TKMRadios@aol.com to purchase a radio. Tell her that you are a BAC member, and that Mike Rellihan sent you.
TKM provides excellent service. Not only are their repair rates very reasonable (a recent face refurbishment, with new buttons, cost me $80), but Kathy will ship you a free loaner radio for the price of shipping, if you need it during a repair. Their radios are as reliable, if not more reliable, than those they replace. To top it off, my MX170B has better/clearer receive audio than my Garmin GNS430, and I regularly receive comments that it sounds better on transmit as well. Not too shabby.
Another BAC member benefit. Hope you are able to take advantage of it!
|$$ BAC version of Voyager from Seattle Avionics||Special Offer for Beech Aero Club members
Interested in a more advanced version of the product? All Beech Aero Club members are eligible for up to 50% off the retail price of the paid-for starter bundles of Voyager. To learn more, call 425.806.0249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Voyager Flight Software System is a complete software system that makes flying safer and more enjoyable. Preflight, it will check the weather (a complete and legal briefing) and plan a wind-optimized, fuel-price optimized flight. In flight, it puts a tremendous amount of information at your fingertips in a way that’s quick and easy to understand.
Voyager is a modular system so you can purchase what you need now and upgrade as your needs change (for example, purchase the preflight planning portion now then add the in-flight moving-map module later). Voyager is also available in a completely free version called Voyager FreeFlight that is a powerful pre-flight planner with weather.
See the Summer 2008 BAC Talk for a review of the full version 4 system.
|$$ Hilton Software 10% BAC discount on WingX||WingX is a flight planning, weather briefing and Electronic Flight Bag bundle for smartphones (including Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices). Developer and CFII Hilton Goldstein extends a 10% discount on all WingX programs and database subscriptions, to all Beech Aero Club members. Be sure to include your BAC Member Number when you order. I was an early adopter of this suite, and am now a beta tester for the Blackberry Storm release (which is still a bit buggy, but that’s RIM’s fault, not Hilton’s!) A complete product review is forthcoming.|
|$$ Mike Busch Savvy Owners Seminars||Tom Kinstler has received confirmation that Mike Busch will extend his $50 group discount to BAC members.
Spend a total-immersion weekend with well-known aviation writer, teacher, pilot and A&P mechanic Mike Busch, founder of AVweb, longtime tech rep for the Cessna Pilots Association, and an aircraft owner for 35 years. Mike will share his four decades of aviation experience, and teach you how to be a more savvy and empowered in maintaining your aircraft. You’ll take away dozens of invaluable tools and techniques that will save you literally thousands of dollars on the maintenance of your aircraft, not to mention hours of downtime and aggravation, year after year. Learn more…
|$$ Clarity Aloft Headsets $$||Clarity Aloftis offering BAC members a discount on their revolutionary headsets. From now through May 1st BAC Members can purchase the headsets for $450 (retail is $650). To order, call 612-747-3197 and identify yourself as a BAC member.
The Clarity Aloft headsets employ patented Comply Canal Tips, composed of soft visco-elastic foam, the same foam tips used in advanced hearing aids. More than simple earplugs, these foam tips provide full spectrum noise reduction: 35-45dB of attenuation. This advanced technology has been lab tested to prove that visco-elastic passive noise reduction (VPNR) is superior to active noise reduction (ANR), especially in the speech frequencies, precisely where clarity of sound and hearing protection is most needed for aviation communications.
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|$$ Rosen Sunvisor Home Page||Long acknowledged as the “Industry Leader”, Rosen sunvisors are installed as factory original equipment on aircraft of every category ranging from the Cessna 172 to the Boeing 777. Rosen has extended a discount offer of $30 off list price, to BAC members. Please refer to their discount sheet in the Downloads section of BAC.
Designed by pilots, for pilots, Rosen visors offer unparalleled safety and comfort. Our optically pure lens material offers the pilot these benefits:
With STC\’d visor systems for most certified aircraft flying, and the unequalled quality that goes into every Rosen system, we think you\’ll agree that there is no better sunvisor value on the market.
|$$ Norris Hibbler – Aircraft And Marine Assurance||Norris Hibbler has been providing discounted insurance rates to BAC members; particularly on the first renewal. All member feedback for this agency has been very positive.
“We, the staff of Aircraft & Marine Assurance, will continue to provide nothing less than the outstanding service that you have come to expect from us. Now and in the future, we offer our dedication and loyalties to help our organization grow and prosper.”
|$$ EZflaphandle||LIMITED TIME OFFER
BAC members are being offered an “Early Bird” special discount for the brand new EZ Flap manual flap handle extension. Orders placed through November 17th will receive a 10% discount off the $499 retail price (a $50 value) plus free shipping in the lower 48 (an additional $8 to $10 value).
The product comes with a 100% money back guarantee – if after trying the product on your own aircraft you’re not completely satisfied and agree it makes a significant improvement in safety, convenience, comfort and performance… return the product in new condition for a full refund.
EZ Flap is a well-made, FAA approved control extension device that installs onto your existing Beech manual flap handle in about 30 minutes with only two small holes. No disassembly or de-rigging. Photos and additional information at www.ezflaphandle.com
Contact: Bill Berle