- A foldable step stool has been placed in the plane to help you check the oil and re-insert the dipsticks during preflight; it’s much easier that way.
- Chocks for shorter visits or non-windy days and tie-down kit for longer visits or windy days at remote airports (at BFI, always use the tie-down straps provided by the designated parking spots at Galvin, not the ones described here)
- Engine inlet plugs keep birds, insects, leaves, dust, debris and visible moisture (rain/snow/ice) from getting into the engine inlets of the parked plane. Please install them after every flight; it only takes half a minute to do that.
Installation is a simple matter of gently pushing all around the edges (with the small plug – left side in below picture – you want to use your fingers to guide the inner side around the air filter as you gently slide it into the small air inlet).
- The red tow bar works as follows:
- Extend it to the max
- Twist the two rods until you sense a firm click.
This step is important as otherwise you will not be able to tow the plane without the rod connection falling apart (and you may actually fall, too in that process)
- When you’re done towing, just pull that knob and minimize the tow bar again for storage in the pilot side front baggage compartment.
- Sheepskin covers (pilot/co-pilot only at this time) keep you cool during the summer and warm in wintertime because of the breathing properties of the wool’s hollow fibers. They are comfortable because they provide a soft, comfortable cushion of air that acts as a temperature insulator. You will not have to worry about sitting on a “hot seat” in summer. During cold winter months, sheepskin seat covers are perfect for giving you that extra added comfort and warmth.
- Heatshield reflectors (one large one for the pilot canopy, and two smaller ones for the rear side windows) are in the plane for those days when the sun can quickly turn a plane into a sauna, and also help protect the cockpit interior.
The reflectors are marked to help you quickly identify where and how to attach them, a small number of velcro tabs helps keep them in place.
Please install them as needed anytime you think it makes sense.
- A cargo net can be installed if needed. When not in use it should be folded inside a plastic bag in the floor compartment just behind the back passenger seats (the one that also contains the first aid kit).