N919ES | Other Equipment

  • 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 your flight if you’re the last user of the plane for the day or whenever a longer downtime is anticipated.
    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).

DA42 Engine Inlet Plugs

  • 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. 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 anytime you think it makes sense (not between two subsequent flights though).
  • A foldable step stool has been placed in the plane to help you check the oil and re-insert the dipsticks (please do not overtighten those; hand-tight is just fine!) during preflight.