World's Best Sailplane Canopy Cover/Cap



Here it is! SunShade while on the Grid.

            Protect you,        

                your interior,

                    your canopy

                        and stay cooler.

EASY to put on, EASY to remove (even while in your ship).

The Platinum Series Canopy Cap is designed to be a light weight, compact reflective shade cover for use when rigging and while waiting on the grid.

The strapless design allows easy access to the cockpit during assembly and your cockpit always stays shaded and cooler.

When you are ready for launch, slip the cover off and stow it in the included storage bag, in the cockpit while you fly. It is not meant for extended use outdoors or while trailering as it won’t allow the canopy to be locked when it is on the glider.  It will keep dust off in the trailer, but not when trailering.

You no longer have a need for that Umbrella that blows away in the wind!

How to use the Platinum Series Canopy Cap:

  1. Find the care label near the center seam. This is the front of the canopy cover.

  2. Place the rear of the cover over the back of your raised canopy and hook the elastic around both rear corners.

  3. Pull the cover forward and hook the elastic around the front of the canopy and at both front corners.

  4. Straighten the center seam to align down the middle of the canopy and adjust any wrinkles along the sides until smooth.

  5. You can now raise and lower your canopy at will during set up and while on the grid. There are no inconvenient straps to get in the way!


 NEW Stemme S10 Canopy Cap with Straps! Easy Canopy Covers exclusive!

Sleek Smooth and Great fit

Covers all the canopy and reflects sun light

Notice the special strap that holds the canopy down, clips to inside of gear door, adjustable

We all know about the sun acting like a Magnifying glass and burning your instrument panel, well NO MORE!

Yes leave it on when you get in and getting started. (No you cannot taxi with cover on!!)

MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO ENGINE START, easily fits into the carrying bag.


We have patterns to fit the following front hinge canopies. Patterns for Schemp Hirth style side hinge canopies are being developed.

  • Antares (Sun Shield option available)
  • Apis, Silent
  • ASH 25 (two piece set - Sun Shield option available)
  • ASH 26, ASH 31 (Sun Shield option available)
  • ASK 21 (two piece set - Sun Shield option available)
  • ASW 15
  • ASW 19, 20, Pegase (Sun Shield option available)
  • ASW 22 (Sun Shield option available)
  • ASW 24, 27, 28, ASG 29 (Sun Shield option available)
  • Concordia (Sun Shield option available)
  • DG 101, 202, 300, 400, 600, 800 (Sun Shield option available)
  • DG 1000, DG 1001 (two piece set)
  • Diana, Diana 2
  • Genesis 2
  • HPH 304, Mosquito (Sun Shield option available)
  • HPH 304S Shark (Sun Shield option available)
  • JS1 Revelation (Sun Shield option available)
  • LAK-17 (Sun Shield option available)
  • LS 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 (Sun Shield option available)
  • Schempp-Hirth A - including Discus A, Discus 2A, Ventus A, Ventus 2A
  • Schempp-Hirth B - including Discus, Discus 2, Ventus, Ventus 2, Nimbus 2, 3
  • PIK 20, Mini Nimbus, Standard Cirrus
  • Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus, Duo Discus X, Janus C, Nimbus 3D, Nimbus 4D
  • Stemme S10 series
  • SZD 55 (Sun Shield option available)


  • Prices for the Single Seat Ships are: $ 115.00 total

  • Price for the Stemme S10 is: $  275.00 total

  • No Additional Tax or Shipping costs. Sent via Priority Mail

  • Shipping overseas will be additional $30. Shipped after payment (PayPal ONLY)

  • To order e-mail Boyd (see below). Include Shipping address, Make/Model of your ship.

  • Many models in stock, allow 2 weeks to make and ship if not in stock.



EASY-CANOPY-COVERS is a part of Sky Sailing, Inc. Since 1959, we have been a world leader in the Sport of Soaring.

This is a project of Boyd Willat and proceeds will go toward Boyd's Contest Flying. On Boyd's 14th Birthday he soloed 23 sailplanes (including a Stemme S10-VT). Then he flew with his Big Brother Garret (3 time member of the US Junior Soaring Team and now a member of the US Soaring Team!) in his own Discus A to New Mexico. On his 16th Birthday he soloed 6 tailwheel towplanes and got his Private Glider rating. This past summer he flew in the Region 9 contest at Parowan and the Standard Class Nationals at Hobbs, NM.

In an off-field landing during the Nationals, Boyd left his 302 downloading (beeping), his Easy Platinum Canopy Cap on and headed for the Ranch House. Upon returning to the Fire Dept Police etc they thought they had a UAV, crashed on its side (wing down)! The beeping had them scared, Boyd reached in and turned it off, and all was well! Ok it does look a little alien with the silver cover.

Boyd paid for his sailplane (he has a partner) and the contests by his lineBoy salary. Sky Sailing sponsored his gas and the van! During the contests, Boyd sold 15 of these amazing Easy Platinum Canopy Caps. These covers are designed and made by one of our pilots flying out of Warner Springs!!

Boyd's 14th Birthday solo and this was his 10th of the day, the line behind him were all waiting for him!

for more on Boyd's solo click here

Sky Sailing recommends  For a Great Hair Salon!

Sky Sailing, Inc  31930 Highway 79 Warner Springs CA 92086

(760)782-0404 9 to 5 daily  ask for Boyd


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Please add, airport,  in the subject line and what ever else you want. We only get over 10 SPAMs everyday (we use to get 800!, so this is working!). If somehow you are accidentally blocked change soar  to sensa  in the to part of your email and we will get you off the blocked list. We apologize and enjoy your email, but we wish we could hook up spamers to the tow plane without benefit of the glider!! If all else fails; call us. We always try to get back ASAP to our customers emails!!

I apologize for any inconvenience, Bret

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