Aviation bargain hunters … mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5th. Aircraft Spruce is holding their Customer Appreciation Day at all three of their locations: in Corona, California at their headquarters; in their southeastern U.S. location in Peachtree City, Georgia; and for Canadian enthusiasts at Brantford, Ontario. Aircraft Spruce offers reduced pricing plus they’ll have reps from a number of their top suppliers. The big mail order house said they will feature product demonstrations from Garmin, Lightspeed, J.P. Instruments, Hartzell, Scheyden, PTI, Icom, and Dynon plus others. To see which vendors are attending each location, click this link. Pilots that attend qualify for what Aircraft Spruce calls “spectacular discounts” and might also win a raffle. All proceeds from raffle tickets will go to EAA Chapter 1 and EAA Chapter 468 for Young Eagles.
One of their nifty new products for anyone who uses a smartphone, iPod, tablet, GPS device, eReader, camera, or flashlight (doesn’t that include just about everyone?) is a new product called PowerSwatch. Built into a rugged fabric for lightweight transport is what Aircraft Spruce calls a “portable energy source.” The company elaborated, “PowerSwatch is the only expandable solar charger on the market today.” The company says the solar charge can produce 3.5 to 35 watts. You can see this at their three locations or check it out on their website, where you can also request a free copy of the company’s 950-page catalog. Aircraft Spruce is a large and respected supplier of all kinds of goods for homebuilders and recreational pilots. Another division also offers Rotax parts and service.