Just as with your car, frequency of cleanings is a function of use and current condition. If you take care to remove dirt, oils, and other contaminants within a reasonable time (typically monthly) then one must only be concerned with increased usage.
The key? The more you use your aircraft, the more often it should be cleaned!
Secondly, every owner should take steps to prevent corrosion and contaminants from adhering to their aircraft via paint sealants, waxes, etc. Not only do these methods provide barriers of protection, they can even revitalize paint’s appearance and lead to less frequent cleanings.
2. What aircraft cleaning chemicals should I use to care for my plane or helicopter?
You must always take care to ensure the products you use are safe for your particular aircraft. Typically, you can find a list of approved substances in your Pilot Operating Handbook, or by contacting the aircraft’s manufacturer. Better yet, contact us anytime and we’ll steer you in the right direction.
3. Can I use Windex?
No! See our article on aircraft window cleaning to what can happen if you do.
4. Do you recommend having a company like Immaculate Flight care of my plane?
Of course! In all seriousness though, there are many companies that claim to clean aircraft. Typically however, many of these companies clean planes IN ADDITION to other offerings (cars, boats, etc) and thus have less training and experience. In addition, there are a striking number of small companies popping up that are inexpensive; however, lack the proper tools, chemicals, and even insurances to handle your aircraft!
Having a professional company take care of your aircraft means at the very least they carry documented insurance and are able to prove the tools and products they use are in fact aviation grade and approved for your aircraft!
If you’d like to request a copy of our insurance policy or have a question about your aircraft feel free to contact us 24/7/365.
5. What if I don’t have the money to have a detailing company clean my plane?
This is a common misconception. If you, your company, or your flying organization already have an established budget; often times we can work with you to customize a plan that will suit your needs without breaking the bank! Many times, we can even have a set monthly plan that ensures consistent billing while ensuring your aircraft is kept looking great year-around.
To get a customized quote, contact us 24/7/365. . . Budgets welcome!
6. Where is Immaculate Flight located at?
Since we’re a 100% mobile detailing company we can come to nearly every airport, airstrip, or even field around the United States. We do however have multiple “based locations” located in key areas around the US to serve you.
7. What if I’d like Immaculate Flight to come to a location NOT listed?
No problem! In fact, we happily take on challenging projects that require us to travel outside our marked locations. You can see some of our past experiences under our Special Events section; however, we also encourage you to call or email us 24/7/365 to discuss your specific needs.
8. What time does Immaculate Flight open?
Technically, we’ve never closed since we opened in 2001. We’re 24/7/365. The only thing that may ‘limit’ our availability is local airport operating hours where your aircraft is at.
9. Would Immaculate Flight really come to my plane at 300am?
Yes, but only if the airport is open.
10. Can you order catering for my flight?
Unfortunately not since we only clean planes; but we’d be happy to point you to a local FBO that would love to take care of your catering needs!