Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

891JH:  Seats.  Yes, it is finally time for the front seat upgrade.  

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891JH is prepared for new front seats.  A pair of seats was acquired out of a Baron that was parted out, and the installation STC was purchased from Aviation Research Systems, Inc..

F35 getting prepped for new front seats

Front seat installation in a Bonanza

New front seats for an F35 Bonanza

The old seat mounts were removed.  That was a treat; the forward rivets were difficult to access.  But, success was ours!

Seat mounts being removed from a Bonanza

Bonanza seat mounts being removed

Locating the rails requires measuring at least twice before drilling.  Then, the rear are bolted in, and the front ones are installed with blind rivets.

New seat rails being installed in a Bonanza

New front seat installation

Installing new front seats in a Bonanza

Front seat structure

Front seat rail being installed

Seat rail being bolted into a Beech

Once the rails are installed, the seats were put in the aircraft so we can plan the next step:  upholstery!  Also, a final fit of the rear seat was made.  Rear seat is the bench, split-back, as used in the K & M models.

Front seat upgrade in a Bonanza

Upgraded front seat rails in a Bonanza

New seats in a Beech F35 Bonanza

New seating area

Beech Bonanza gets new front seats

Newly installed Baron seats in a Bonanza

Having done the side walls and headliner ourselves, it was a no-brainer that we needed a pro for the seat upholstery.  Rick and his crew from Cannon Aircraft Interiors in Everett, WA, worked that magic for us.  Here's how she looks with the final work.  And, I might add, my 6 ft plus frame fits much better!

Bonanza with new upholstery

New upholstery in Beech F35

Beech Bonanza with updated upholstery

A fresh look for a classic F35 beauty