Available for Cessna 150, 152, 170, 172, 175, 177, 180, 182, 185, 190, 195, 205, 206, 207, 210, T303, 336 and 337 with McFarlane or OEM Cessna seat rails.
What would happen if your seat let go on takeoff?
"We started our take-off roll on 2-9er and we were accelerating real good when all hell broke loose. The latch on my seat gave way and I shot clear to the rear. I could not reach the rudder pedals and the torque pulled the airplane to the left. I was fighting trying to gain control, but was only a passenger in this powerful beast. She went in a ditch on the left side of the runway and straight over on its' back. Now upside down hanging from our belts, worried about a fire with full tanks (65 gal.), we scrambled to get out. After releasing the belts, we landed on our heads and struggled to exit through the doors. We escaped with only a few bruises and a lot of damage to my pride. It was very sad for me looking at my beautiful Cessna 180 lying on its' back completely destroyed. I owned this airplane for 21 years with 1600 hours and well over 3,000 takeoffs and landings. I wish I had known about Aerostop Seat Locks before all this!"
What are Aerostop Seat Locks?
Aerostop Seat Locks are a simple cam lock system engineered to be a BACKUP in case your Cessna OEM seat rail pin latch fails or your inertia reel system fails.
You are probably already aware of the serious problem that exists with the operation of Cessna seat latches. Due to a combination of worn parts, lack of proper maintenance, or just plain misuse and abuse, pilots have found themselves out of reach of the controls during taxiing due to the failure of the OEM seat latch system.
A much more serious scenario is a seat latch failure during the rotation on the takeoff run. Imagine the tendencies of the aircraft as the Pilot (or passenger) abruptly pull the elevator controls into a steep climb position during departure as their seat leaps back. Many incidents have been reported due to this exact combination of events. In almost every case, damage to the aircraft and injuries were observed. Tragically, pilots and passengers have lost their lives because of this issue which can be easily avoided with correct maintenance and the addition of Aerostop Seat Locks.