New for 2022 — Block the heat where it matters most in your Cessna 172.The EASY way to immediately reduce temps in the rear of the aircraft by as much as 30 degrees while protecting pilots (and students’) eyes from heat & sun glare beaming in from the windscreen. Whether you are a flight school, instructor, or owner, you’re going to be amazed by the difference in comfort this one little upgrade will make!
Cooler, Safer Flights Ahead!
Nothing saps the enjoyment out of flying a Cessna 172 like nonstop heatbeaming in from all angles. While the high wings help block the sun and provide shade, the windshield and rear windows let excessive heat and solar energy in — making for hot, uncomfortable flights. Not to mention the glare and nonstop UV exposure that is beaming in!
The Cessna 172 Ultra-Thins Heat Blocker Package solves the problem and will have you on cloud nine … especially flight instructors who spend countless hours in them! Be sure to watch our Heat Test video to see real-time temperature and BTU measurements. Some of the Heat Blocker Package features include:
Withstand temps up to 200 degrees — no bubbling or blistering!
can be fit by any pilot, owner, or one of our dealers in about 30 minutes
highly-engineered, thinner material that bends and flexes
When you add Ultra-Thins Heat Blocker Package to your Cessna 172, you’ll enjoy the same UV, heat & glare-blocking performance as our flagship products at a much lower price. By trimming the precut Ultra-Thins yourself, you can custom fit them to your aircraft and save time and money. Plus, you’ll enjoy an amazing ramp presence with our mirrored tinted windows finish. Have a busy schedule? Our dealers can install a set of Ultra-Thins while you have lunch!
A Pilot (and Passenger) Must-Have for Hot, Sunny Flights
Ultra-Thins are thoughtfully designed with pilot and passenger comfort in mind. While other sun protection products focus mainly on blocking visible light, Ultra-Thins are built so you can enjoy complete protection without blocking your view, including:
99.9% protection from harmful UVA/UVB radiation
up to 94% infrared heat blocked
as much as 80% glare reduction
This triple protection from the sun is a game-changer for:
individuals with fair skin and eyes
anyone prone to sunburn or has a history of skin cancer
families flying with children and pets
passengers who use electronic devices
anyone who feels uncomfortable in elevated thermal temperatures
30 Minute Install = Countless Hours of Comfort
Outfitting your Cessna 172 with the Ultra-Thins Heat Blocker Package is quick and easy! We’ve eliminated time-consuming paper templating so you start with precut Ultra-Thins that need only minimal customization in order to achieve the perfect fit! And, fitting is a breeze since Ultra-Thins flex and bend effortlessly.
Each kit contains everything you need to fit and mount your Jet Shades Ultra-Thins. All you need is about 30 minutes and a pair of scissors. Check out our 3-step installation below, or watch our installation video:
Slide the Ultra-Thins between the aircraft trim and windows.
Mark and trim off any excess to achieve a perfect snug fit.
Attach any included mounting brackets and you’re done!
There is no STC needed, and since Jet Shades have no moving parts, you can say goodbye to paying for endless repairs of awkward mechanical visors.
Like our Jet Shades professional series products, Ultra-Thins do not attach to your aircraft windows. They sit between the aircraft trim and window so you never have to worry about costly damage due to adhesive films or suction cups that restrict window expansion and contraction during flight!
Precut pieces can be trimmed to fit Cessna 172 aircraft
Approximately 1/32 of an inch thick
Weighs less than 2 lbs!
Made from proprietary optical grade material
Minimizes eye strain and pilot fatigue caused by prolonged sun exposure
Maintains pilot & passenger comfort during high sun glare flights
Effortless removal with patented friction-tab design
Protects aircraft interior from cracking and discoloration while parked
Enhances ramp appeal by giving your aircraft a “tinted windows” look (darker “mirrored-windows” look Premium Upgrade)
Eliminates the need for removing and storing foil sun shades before and after flights
Two year warranty against defects in Ultra-Thin material
Made in the USA
Sun Protection Specifications
Percentage of heat BTU's blocked
Percentage of Harmful UV, (both UV-A and UV-B) blocked
Percentage of infrared light (heat) blocked
Percentage of solar energy blocked
Percentage of visible light blocked
Reduces glare by
Protection from eye strain and pilot fatigue caused by prolonged sun exposure
Interior aircraft protection from cracking and discoloration while parked