Our Shop Rate is $68.00 per hour. Annuals are either done on a fixed rate based on your aircraft type or by the hour for owner assisted annuals.
Projects are charged $50.00 per hour.
Painting and Detailing is $35.00 per hour.
The Way We Work
school aircraft have priority
in for annual inspection & service
Shop Rates are based on this arrangement. When all other work has been
exhausted, then projects are worked on. That is why there is a large hourly
discount for project work.
work is to be paid for when billed. Parts may be requested to be paid for up
front. We do not extend billing past the invoice date.
This is the only way we can keep
our low rates.
King Aero offers a wide range of services for the aviation community
Annuals are a necessary part of aviation and we provide the service including owner assisted annuals. We work closely with each aircraft owner and allow as much or as little assistance as required.
AD and Service Bulletin inspection & compliance.
Accident and incident repair service for most aircraft. Sheet metal repairs, woodworking including spar repairs and welding.
Restoration services for all steel tube and fabric aircraft. Aircraft from the 1920's to 1950's feel right at home in our shop. We also do control surfaces for WWII aircraft like Boeing B-17's, Corsair's and others.
Recovering services using Air-Tech Coatings for the wet look and a finish that will last for many years. We can also apply the Poly-Fiber process with Poly-Tone and Aerothane. Randolph Dope and Randthane along with Dupont Nason finishes over Ceconite.
Detailing, including spot painting, compounding and luster buffing.
STC installations and upgrades.
We do Light Sport & Home-built annual inspections. Rotax service is available on both two and four stroke engines.
The picture at the top is one of Art Scholl. I recovered his rudder between performances at Oshkosh due to a miss fire of a smoke canister.
We also do small repairs and painting of smaller parts
Larger project are also welcome. Here is a cowling off of a Beech Staggerwing with a P&W 450. This top cowl along with the bottom, accessory cowl and boot cover were stripped and repainted for our client
Here is the stripped lower cowling. We also stripped the spinner for Chrome Plating (below)
The finished product.
Please note that we are NOT a paint shop but we do painting as part of our repair and restoration work. If you are looking to have your aircraft repainted we would suggest Flying Colors Aviation located in Benton Harbor, Mi. Ken does good work at a fair price.
Here is an example of an engine repair. The engine was found missing a main through bolt nut which had been sheared off. Upon further examination we found several piston which showed signs of detonation. Working with the owner it was decided to replace the cylinders with first run overhaul units and increase the compression ratio to 10.0 to 1. The engine case was in need of cleaning and paint.
Below is the painted case waiting for the replacement cylinders.
We also do custom installation like these Kuntzlman LED Strobes/Nav lights. This Eagle was not equipped or wired for lights when it was built. We changed that!