My name is Gary Cutsforth, and I'm responsible for a small, part 91 flight department. In 2016, I was told about a product that would protect the paint on our King Air 250, Titanium. I'm rather fastidious regarding the aircraft under my charge, and believed this to be a wise use of funds in preventive maintenance. During the phase inspection that was being conducted that fall, I had the maintenance facility apply this product. How do the kids say it today...OMG! I could not believe the aircraft in front of me was the same one! New paint, that has always been kept clean, is nice. New paint that has had Titanium applied, UTTERLY REMARKABLE! With a wet rag and drying cloth, my two kids can clean the exhaust path of the King Air in a very short amount of time. I consider this to be one of the best preventive maintenance maneuvers that year.
Fast forward 13 months, November 2017 . We've just acquired the nicest deHavilland Beaver in existence. Talking to a great friend of mine that has personally worked with Scott and Joe, he recommended I swing by Englewood, CO., on the way home, and have Top Flight Detailing "take care" of the new ride. Communication with Scott was made, and a plan was set. On the established date, I arrived in Englewood from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and handed over the Beaver to the awaiting team. During the handover briefing, I again emphasized that perfection would be the acceptable minimum standard, and that I have been blessed with an extra dose of OCD, and have a Master's Degree in Picking Fly Crap Out of the Pepper Shaker! Both Scott and Joe reassured me that my expectation "is our modus operandi." Very well.
To the whole world that reads this, what I gave them was a deHavilland Turbo Beaver on Amphibs. From the top of the wing fourteen feet up in the air, to the keel strip on the bottom of the pontoons; from the propeller spinner, to the rudder; the Green Berets of Top Flight Detailing transformed the appearance of this flying machine, from that of "wow, that's nice", to that of an AWE INSPIRING WORK OF ART! My expectations were met, and then exceeded! Not one rivet had soot behind it, nor did the bottom of the floats show evidence of ever being in water. The ceramic process that was used, best way we could have gone! The depth of the red and silver is utterly amazing! I thank you Joe, for that conversation.
I'm now home in Alaska, having made stops in Hayden, CO.-Boise, ID.-Bellingham, WA.-Ketchikan and Yakutat, AK, and receiving many a compliment on the "New Paint", ” Great looking plane". All compliments, thanks to the crew of Top Flight Detailing.
Bravo, gentlemen of Top Flight Detailing! Bravo!
Gary Cutsforth, Aviation Manager
Cruz Construction, Inc.