Kennon Wind Spoilers:
An Interview with Ron Kensey, President of Kennon Aircraft Covers
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The loss of more than 200 G.A. aircraft at Florida airports from high winds in February, 1998, prompted Kennon Aircraft Covers to bring its newest aircraft protection product to market. "Kennon Wind Spoilers" consist of a row of soft fiber-filled spoilers sewn onto a strip of mesh that attaches to the wing with straps and quick-release fasteners. They stop the wing from generating lift in high winds, and help prevent the kind of tie-down breakage and aircraft upsets that took such an awful toll at Opa-Locka and North Perry. The new Wind Spoilers are similar to Kennon's classic Spoiler Mesh Wing Covers but with three big differences: they're less bulky, quicker to install and remove, and cost just $89 (compared with $295 for full covers). AVweb recently talked to Kennon's Ron Kensey about this new low-cost wind protection. More

Care and Cleaning of Cabin Covers:
An Interview with Ron Kensey, President of Kennon Aircraft Covers
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What can an owner do to get the longest life from a cabin cover? Keep it clean, says aircraft cover guru Ron Kensey of Kennon Aircraft Covers, and repair any damage right away. In this AVweb interview, Kensey explains the ins and outs of aircraft cover maintenance, and talks about the new, low-cost aircraft cover cleaning and repair service that is now being operated at — of all places — the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Sheridan, Wyoming. For the modest price of $50 to $75, they'll clean, repair, and re-waterproof any make of fabric aircraft cabin cover (not just Kennon). More

Wing and Tail Covers for Aircraft Kept Outdoors:
An Interview with Ron Kensey, President of Kennon Aircraft Covers
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We asked aircraft cover guru Ron Kensey of Kennon Aircraft Covers in Sheridan, Wyoming, why on earth his wing and tail covers are made of mesh instead of tightly-woven nylon, and what those funny bumps on the top are there for. Ron showed us some interesting photos and gave us a real education in aircraft cover design. More

Wing Covers for Icy Weather:
An Interview with Ron Kensey, President of Kennon Aircraft Covers
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In the record-breaking severe weather of this winter, airplane owners fortunate enough to have a hangar definitely are getting their rent money’s worth. For the rest of us, AVweb recently talked to aircraft cover guru Ron Kensey of Kennon Aircraft Covers in Sheridan, Wyoming, about using wing covers in icy weather, and the pros and cons of using various types of covers (mesh vs. nylon vs. canvas). More