Acro Image

Aerobatics Server

ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] RE: Seat Cushion Material

[International Aerobatic Club] [Communications] [Aerobatics Images]

Disclaimer: These aerobatics pages are developed by individual IAC members and do not represent official IAC policy or opinion.

[Usage Statistics]

ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] RE: Seat Cushion Material


Thread: [Acro] RE: Seat Cushion Material

Message: [Acro] RE: Seat Cushion Material

Follow-Up To: ACRO Email list (for List Members only)

From: mike.torbett at

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 22:16:45 UTC


Hi Allyson,
    The best defense is a good offense eh ?  That is my philosophy as well.
I once had a J3 Cub which was capable of numbing you butt in 30 minutes or
less. Quite brutal actually. I bought some temperfoam from ACS and made seat
cushions out of it. It was wonderful. I could fly for hours without pain -
as a matter of fact I once flew it 14 hours in one day without any serious
side effects. I would recommend it - the foam that is, not the 14 hour part.
It is somewhat hard but softens a bit as it warms. It will conform to your
shape, thus spreading the load evenly eliminating and pressure points. It is
available in thicknesses up to 3" so you might just put 1" or so of hard
foam filler underneath.

Mike Torbett 
713 780 6085   office 
713 540 0408   cell 
mike.torbett at 

-----Original Message-----
From: Allyson Parker-Lauck [mailto:princess70 at]
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 12:09 PM
To: Acro
Subject: [Acro] Seat Cushion Material

I need to make a seat cushion for my plane.  Yeah, I know what you're
thinking, "Don't you already have enough cushion on your seat?"  I've
dropped some more pounds since I saw you guys last, so I actually do need a
cushion, thank you.
Anyway, I'm trying to find some foam that I've seen several pilots use for
extra cushions.  It's soft and pliable, but it's really dense so it doesn't
squish down too bad.  I thought that a sleeping bag mat might work, but the
ones I've seen are really thin, and even with layering them, I'd have to buy
3 or 4 of them (at $30+ I know there's got to be a cheaper way).  
I need to go up at least 4 inches, so I'm thinking if I can find 1 or 2"
thick stuff, I can stack it.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Allyson Parker-Lauck

Attachement 1: part2.html


© Dr. Günther Eichhorn
Email Guenther Eichhorn