The best aftermarket purchase I’ve made
“I LOVE my Jet Shades! They are by far the best aftermarket purchase I’ve made for this jet.”
I feel safer from skin cancer with 99+% of UV blocked
There is one event in particular that caused me to seek a solution for UV protection in the windows of my 1978 V35B Bonanza (which does not have air conditioning). I had to fly from Charleston, SC, to Nashville, TN, around lunch time in the middle of the summer. By the time I got to Nashville, I had a sunburn, which was embarrassing for my afternoon business appointments and also unpleasant over the next several days. With a history of skin cancer in my family, I figured that UV protection in the windows of my Bonanza would help.
In addition to sun damage, I also struggled with temperature control. Even with the firewall cut off knob all the way out, all the gaskets changed, and the ventilation system working optimally, my Bonanza still gets very hot on the ramp and during climb out and descent in summertime afternoons in the south.
To address the sun and heat, I investigated everything from cheap stick on sunscreens that didn’t look like they would work very well to expensive replacement of all the windows. Jet Shades seemed to be the best solution for me. Here’s why.
I have not gotten a sunburn. And I feel safer from skin cancer with 99+% of UV blocked. With 80% of heat blocked, the cockpit is also much, much cooler. In fact, Jet Shades are so effective that I no longer feel the urge to move my Rosen sun visors to block the sun. I am also taking trips to places and at times of the day that I would not have done without Jet Shades, so I’m getting more enjoyment and use out of the plane. And with perfect optical quality, there is no visual impairment whatsoever.
Made a significant difference in my TBM
Jet Shades made a significant difference in my TBM. They make the plane noticeably more comfortable for pilots and passengers. I don’t know how I would fly without them now!
Noticed the difference as soon as we climbed in
“We had our first chance to fly with our new Jet Shades today. My wife & I noticed the difference as soon as we climbed in. We had an 85F sunny day out and cabin was so much more comfortable on the ground and the AC really feels cooler. Also loved not feeling any “hot spots” on our body from the sun during flight. She also thought the visibility was so great and the plane looked so good from the outside with them installed, we wanted to provide you with the pirep!”
They are freaking awesome!
I have been flying around with them in sunny San Diego for about 2 weeks now. I have a 1972 E55 Beech Baron. They are freaking awesome !!!! I don’t think I can go back to a regular window anymore. The best part is for night ops you can just remove them which is great.
I highly recommend them, the clarity and quality is excellent. The clarity of the sunshades is amazing, kind of like your best pair of sunglasses plus they’re easy to remove for night. I flew from San Diego up to San Luis Obispo and back. I had the sunshades in the whole time it was nice and cool in the plane. Best money I’ve ever spent.
Can’t wait for our next flight
Finally got Jet Shades custom installed in my Bonanza A36 and LOVE them! My local shop in Prescott – Legends Aviation – custom cut and fitted them and they did a great job.
I had replaced all of my glass several years ago with UV Solar gray and they are great, but still didn’t block enough to reduce the heat. Most of our flights are in the teens and the sun is obviously intense in the Southwest. Anyway, the difference this morning just taxiing back to my hangar from the shop was amazing! Can’t wait for our next flight…
Very impressed with the product
Order them soon
These shade are very well made. They fit very good around both side windows and pilots windshield. The co-pilots fits good, but grabs the rubber when you take them out. It hasn’t broken or torn, you just have to be careful with it. If the rubber edges hold up, these will be hard to beat. My first impression is these are great.
There was no glare. The temperature cooled down almost immediately. I removed the pilots windshield before landing on first landing, left them in for the second landing, and can say I definitely prefer them in on a sunny day. For those of you still waiting, give them a call and see when your will ship. ORDER them soon if you haven’t because they will have a hard time keeping up with the order once everyone sees the quality of the product and how great they perform.
The product is every bit as advertised and then some
I got the perfect fit of the Jet Shades for the G36 Bonanza. And they are Awesome! Thanks to Kevin Duggin and Manuel Meyrat who were intimately involved in the paper, polycarbonate template adjustment process. The product is every bit as advertised and then some. Love my Jet Shades! As advertised absolutely awesome!
They strive for 100% satisfaction
I was fortunate enough to have Jet Shades make their very first set in a Baron for me. I absolutely love them and have yet to take them out of my window day or night. As said above if you have issues they will address it as they strive for 100% satisfaction.
The best investment I’ve made
“Jet Shades are the best investment I’ve made in my Cirrus!”
The best window shading option I’ve seen
After 25 hours of early fall desert heat and mostly “severe clear” sunshine I’m attesting that they provide the best shading I’ve ever experienced. N354BC does not have air conditioning … by choice … and with the JetShades the cabin is noticeably cooler. I was getting ~ 30% UV block with my G&D shades and the > 70% UV shading with the JetShades was associated with a noticeably cooler cabin.
The long and the short of it is; JetShades is the best window shading option I’ve ever seen. They are most welcome for both PAX and front-end guys. JetShades are one of the best add-ons I’ve done to Four-Bravo-Charlie and I endorse JetShades to my Bonanza Brothers without qualifications.
With Jet Shades it’s comfortable wearing long pants & long sleeves
“With Jet Shades installed in my Cessna 340 I noticed a Huge difference! Normally I have to fly in shorts & a tee shirt as temperatures would be 85+ in the cockpit. With Jet Shades it’s now comfortable even wearing long pants & long sleeves. – Great Product!”
We love Jet Shades
We bought jet shades at my fellow pilot and wife Karen’s request. We tried them on a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area this last weekend. We loved them and wouldn’t change a thing!
A great solution for a long time problem
Everything about my Jet Shades is fantastic! I like that I can let light in, yet still block the UV. Jet Shades are a great solution for a long time problem!
They do an amazing job!
I really like my Jet Shades. They do an amazing job of keeping the plane at a cool temperature in the Florida sun and I love the fact I no longer need to use makeshift paper to keep the sun off my copilot and I while in flight!
Could feel the difference
The [Jet Shades] are fantastic! I took them off half way back so my son could feel the difference, and he really noticed how much cooler they kept you. It will be a big hit with my wife for sure.
Easy to see through
Easy to see through, even in traffic. I have visor rails and a non issue. Nice product.
Dramatically reduce heat
I just bought them in Nashville last week and used them on several long flights. Primarily I got them for PapaLima who often fled to the back of the airplane when Eastbound rather than get roasted in the copilot seat. I thought I would need to remove them when below Class A airspace to adequately watch for traffic but it turns out that the visibility is more than adequate with them in place. They do dramatically reduce the heat in the cockpit. They fit well.
Temp came down dramatically in minutes
This afternoon I departed Phoenix at about 2:30 in route to LA. It was 110 in Phoenix and the air conditioning just could not cool the plane. During climb out I installed the shades and the temperature came down dramatically in a matter of minutes. My passenger even commented how much more comfortable it was having the shades up from both a temperature and radiation perspective. I’ve used my JetShades on several legs…highly recommend them. They fit securely, are easy to install/remove, and are very well made. I also advise getting the carrying case to protect them. Honestly, I think I’d raise the price and include the case with the purchase rather than as an extra. My guess is the shades could get scratched or marred if just left loose in the airplane. Anyway, thanks for designing them for our plane!
The jet shades did a great job!
I used my Jet Shades for the first time Wednesday flying from Durango to Denver. It was a bright day with the sun in our eyes but the Jet Shades did a great job!
The glare was gone!
I had an opportunity to use Jet Shades on the way home to FL. Since we departed Sunday morning, the sun was directly on me and was a little hard to see the instrument panel. I put the Jet-shade in the pilot window and it was very dramatic. The glare was gone on the panel, and it wasn’t hot anymore on me. I don’t have any financial stake in the company, so this report is just what I saw. I do recommend them highly so far.
I was amazed!
We got the opportunity to try out Jet Shades today. I found them to be perfect for me. We flew from Northern California to Arizona (E25), a low VFR flight from E25 to KHII, and back to NorCal which allowed us to try them at high altitudes as well as low. I was amazed at how much heat the light shades block! Our flight was very comfortable with the morning sun coming in the side window yet I didn’t have the feeling it was too dark to watch for traffic. Our low VFR flight, in the hot AZ sun, was also very comfortable. We had the AC running for that flight and I even had to adjust the blower away from me as it felt a little cool. We left them on the entire flight–takeoff, inflight, landing and taxiing. We also left them on with the foil shades between the window and Jet Shades while we were on the ground fueling. Found them very easy to handle that way and also felt the front ones helped anchor the foil shades better keeping them from falling inward. We will likely leave them on at all times except parking outside on the ramp for more than a few minutes (except with the foil shades on as well.) A huge shout out to Kevin Duggan who wanted me to be happy with my Jet Shades. It worked!