Learn the Art of AirCraft Detailing Online

By: Brett Berry, Owner of Shiny Jets
Allow me to introduce myself, My name is Brett Berry and I am the owner of Shiny Jets. I have been in business for 15 years and owned two aircraft detailing companies. Both of these companies were started from scratch. I spent many years striving to perfect restoring, protecting, and maintaining anything that flies.  When […]

Allow me to introduce myself, My name is Brett Berry and I am the owner of Shiny Jets. I have been in business for 15 years and owned two aircraft detailing companies. Both of these companies were started from scratch. I spent many years striving to perfect restoring, protecting, and maintaining anything that flies. 

When I started detailing aircraft there was no information available out there. To this day there is not much. We have aircraft manuals that are very vague, contradict themselves, and are just plane old school methods for cleaning or restoring aircraft cosmetically. I simply could not just hop online and get help. Mechanics would show me the different critical surfaces on the aircraft to be careful of but could not give me guidance on detailing other than what they saw some other detailer doing. Along with these procedures I worked hard at refining them to make the services more efficient and effective. Efficiency is not reached by making things complicated, efficiency grows with simple process’. I have worked tirelessly and still to this day to refine our process’ and give our students the tools they need to succeed. 

Aircraft go through some of the harshest environments known. From sitting on the ramp in Cabo San Lucas at 110 degrees Fahrenheit to 40,000 feet in the air at -75 degrees Fahrenheit, aircraft have the perfect recipe for deterioration doing what they are built to do. These extremes can deteriorate aircraft and cause expensive repairs. Aircraft detailing is preventative maintenance. Unlike cars, where washing and detailing will not affect the car in the long run, aircraft detailing is considered preventative maintenance. Therefore, regular cleanings are essential to keep an aircraft airworthy. Furthermore, a clean aircraft is very helpful in finding potential problems with the aircraft. This way, if a landing gear well is covered in dirt and grease it will be harder to notice or find a leak that could cause the landing gear to malfunctions. So you can see that regular aircraft cleaning is essential to safety. 

The aircraft detailing industry has given so much to me that I decided to give back. With that, we set out to build the most comprehensive aircraft detailing course there is. Many of our students have gone to our trainings and have built successful companies detailing aircraft. I get so much excitement from my students succeeding. 

Just building training was not enough for us. We came to realize that not everyone needs a full 5 days of training to learn to detail aircraft. Many do not feel the need to even come to training, so we built a full online aircraft detailing course. It is everything we do in our in person course just simply online. It is great as it saves on travel, time away from work, and you can learn on your couch in the evening on your laptop.

Just recently we have added an app that prices every single aircraft with packages that are effectively upselling without talking to our customers. We are constantly innovating to help our students and customers keep aircraft flying shiny. Check out our trainings at shinyjets.com

Written By: Brett Berry, Owner of Shiny Jets

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