SONORA, Calif. — CruzTOOLS, a manufacturer of tools and tool kits for motorcyclists and musicians, has entered the general aviation market with the introduction of a tool kit aimed at pilots and aircraft owners.
With the aging aircraft fleet, decades-old aircraft need ongoing and often unanticipated care — sometimes far from an open FBO, company officials noted. Experienced pilots know to carry tools, although their selection may be unwieldy or incomplete.
To address this shortcoming, CruzTOOLS developed the Pilot’s Tool Kit. It provides the most commonly needed tools and components, including a set of combination wrenches, an adjustable wrench, tire pressure gauge, locking pliers, 6-in-1 screwdriver, hex wrenches, and diagonal cutters.
A special aviation spark plug socket — also available separately — handles major spark plug makes, and a mini-ratchet with socket set provides additional utility, company officials said.
The kit also includes a telescopic mirror, cable ties, and 30 feet of aviation-grade safety wire.
The tools, which carry a lifetime warranty, are made to precision tolerances using pro-grade alloys, according to company officials.
All contents are organized into a roll-up pouch that weighs 3.5 pounds.
The tool kit retails for $99.95; part number PTK1. The spark plug socket can also be purchased separately using part number ASPS78, and retails for $19.95.