Wicks Aircraft Supply Launches New Web Site

Wicks Aircraft Supply has redesigned its web site to make it cleaner, more informative, faster and easier to use, according to the company.

Improvements to the site include:

  • a better search engine
  • a shopping cart that does not time out
  • the ability to show what items are currently in stock
  • many more photos that can be enlarged to show more detail
  • a “compare” feature, so customers can make more informed purchasing choices

The new Wicks site also has an email newsletter sign-up feature so customers can easily subscribe to the company’s bimonthly newsletter.

For more information, visit www.wicksaircraft.com, or call 888/440-5727.

Wicks Aircraft Adds Bluetooth Receiver

Wicks Aircraft Supply has added the Dual XGPS150 universal Bluetook Receiver to its product lineup. The receiver works with iPad, iPad touch, iPhone and other Bluetooth-enabled smart phones, tablets and laptops. The GPS receiver works wirelessly with most apps requiring GPS, at distances up to 33-feet away.

The XGPS150 receiver comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8.5 hours and recharges in 2.5 hours. The 2.5-inch square weighs 1.8 ounces, and features indicators for Bluetooth status, GPS status, and battery level. The unit it available for $99 from Wicks Aircraft Supply. For more information, call 800/221-9425 or 618/654-7447, or visit www.wicksaircraft.com.

Updated AvMap Available

The portable AvMap EKP-IV is on the market, following years of refinements. Now thinner and lighter, with a larger brilliant color, sunlight viewable LCD display, the AvMap offers full or split HSI screens with color moving maps, data fields or nav data.

It will store up to 15 flight plans with up to 100 legs each, and overlay the projected route between waypoints or for direct flights. The moving map is color-coded to indicate terrain elevation. There are editable checklists that can be customized to fit individual aircraft. Continue reading "Updated AvMap Available"

Wicks Selling B-10 and U-2 Airframe Kits

Wicks Aircraft has reached an agreement with Mitchell Wing to market complete airframe kits for the Mitchell B-10 and U-2 ultralight kits.

Don Mitchell, who spent considerable time experimenting with flying wings, built over 30 aircraft in a long, illustrious career that began in 1921 when he was a high school student. He spent much of his life pursuing the optimum sailplane. His designs have stimulated homebuilding projects around the world and have been popular in Europe.

For more information on the Mitchell flying wings, visit U.S. Pacific. For more on ordering, visit Wicks Aircraft.

Wicks TIG Welding and Superflite Covering Workshops in January

Wicks Aircraft Supply is offering a pair of two-day workshops for homebuilders that focus on TIG welding and the Superflite aircraft-covering process. The events are planned for individuals seeking initial contact or refreshing experience with required skills for aircraft construction. No prior experience is needed. Continue reading "Wicks TIG Welding and Superflite Covering Workshops in January"

Wicks Announces Fall Workshops

Want to get a leg-up on your welding or fabric-covering skills? Wicks Aircraft might be able to help.

The company has announced the dates for workshops this fall to take place at the Highland, Illinois, headquarters.

--September 18 will be a one-and-a-half day covering and painting workshop hosted by SuperFlite. Workshop cost is $200 for EAA members, $225 for non members.

--Two-day TIG welding workshops will take place on September 11-12, October 16-17, November 13-14, and January 8-9, 2011. Workshop cost is $399 for EAA members, $425 for non members.

For more information, visit the Wicks website.