SOURCE: Kennon Products

Kennon Covers

May 18, 2010 10:00 ET

Kennon Sun Shields Have Been Keeping Aircraft Cockpits Cool for Over 25 Years

SHERIDAN, WY--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  During Desert Storm an Aerospace Engineer at the Windshield Program Office at Wright Patterson Air Force Base was assigned the task of finding a way to moderate temperatures inside the closed cockpit of F-15 fighters deployed to Kuwait. He found the solution at the local airport when he saw a set of Kennon Sun Shields on a Beech Bonanza. 

Since then, Kennon has designed and manufactured Kennon Sun Shields for most military, general aviation and business aircraft. 

An unprotected cockpit is like a greenhouse. The sun is absorbed by the interior and heat is produced. The temperature inside a closed cockpit in desert conditions can exceed 180F degrees. A hot cockpit is not only a safety hazard to the crew, it damages the costly avionics and electrical equipment. Kennon Sun Shields proved to keep the temperature safely below 125F even in the desert heat! 

Kennon Products introduced the Kennon Sun Shield in 1984 for general aviation aircraft. It was the first protective covering that wedged into the window molding and fit without fasteners. 

Kennon Sun Shields are used on many of the Army helicopters deployed to the Middle East. The company builds a variety of exterior covers for those aircraft as well. 

Kennon Sun Shields are offered with new aircraft purchases by Cessna Citation, Bombardier, Sabreliner and are included as a part of the fly-away kit on The Hawker Beechcraft T-6 Texan military trainer. 

Visit for information on protective covers for general aviation and for military aircraft. Contact us at or call 307-674-6498. 

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