OUR VISION: Is to live up to our name! Over the course of the next several years we will bring high quality FAA/PMA approved products to the market at substantially lower prices than the competition.
My name is Ray DePouli, the founder of Affordable Aviation, we are proudly producing safety related products that are needed and work! I have been flying for 55 years and an aircraft owner for 35 years.
As an accomplished pilot, CFII, MEI with thousands of hours I wanted to give back to the aviation community, the way I am electing to do this is to bring, as our name implies, Affordable Aviation products to the marketplace. Recently Affordable Aviation received it first FAA/PMA approved product authorization, on Cessna Headrest assemblies. Used Cessna headrest are nearly impossible to find in the open market.
I have always felt that a problem unsolved is often an opportunity for creative success. The opportunities in aerospace manufacturing are unlimited!
The Affordable Aviation business started by accident (almost literally), In September of 2020 I was at KHIO in Oregon for about 30 minutes, got back into the plane…, cleared for takeoff and before I turned crosswind I was stung twice by a couple of wasps! A lesson learned the hard way! This event made me realize how serious a problem bugs in the cockpit can be. A few months later after I completed the research I started producing air inlet plugs for Cessna 100/200 series aircraft, advertised mainly on Facebook, the global response has been amazing, the ongoing customer comments have inspired me to keep going and expand the product line for some Beechcraft and Mooney models. The plugs are patent pending. Other aircraft model plugs will be developed over time.
Whether your plane is on the ramp or in the hangar Remove Before Flight Air Vent Plugs are another step that pilots can take to ensure a safe flight.