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Vista Vents Light Plane Cabin Ventilator

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Part# 13-03500


Once you enjoy the luxury of the new Vista-Vent you will never be without it. Lets you fly cool and quiet in Summer (no open windows in flight) yet you can close it with one twist in cold weather. The Vista-Vent is light yet will not change shape, mounts firmly at four points to avoid cracking windows. Complete control of the cabin air is possible from a direct ram-air breeze to exhaust with a minimum of outside engine noise and no wind whistle. Kit includes instructions, mounting template and all hardware.

FAA Approved for use in Cessna 162. (See Documents tab for approval information)
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  • Can be Installed in Windows of all Light Aircraft
  • Easily Installed in Minutes into 2 1/2" Hole
  • CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) Approval Not Required
  • Permits Visibility
  • Closes Tight for Winter
  • Constructed of Finest Aircraft Quality Acrylic Sheet
  • No Annoying Wind Whistle
  • Convenient Control Knob Adjustment
  • Reduces Temperature at Tiedown



Not a good choice for anything but a very flat surface. A slight curve in a windshield like a Sonex and it doesnt fit snugly or rotate quite as well.

Harvey W Verified Purchase


May 4, 2024

Excellent product, well designed and made.

Paul V Verified Purchase


September 23, 2023

I installed 4 of these in my Just Aircraft SuperStol and on a 30C day I get lots of air with all 4 open .

Ken K Verified Purchase


July 31, 2023

Roland A Verified Purchase


January 18, 2023

Great little vent, east to install!

David Verified Purchase


November 1, 2022

Received on time and in good shape.

Larry C Verified Purchase


November 1, 2022

High quality and very easy to install. Top product 👍

Guenter K Verified Purchase


July 8, 2022

Easy to install with a standard hole saw. Brings in much more air than I ever imagined. Used my own stainless hardware with nylon insert nuts rather than acorn nuts included.

Christopher S Verified Purchase


June 16, 2022

All OK

Robert L Verified Purchase


June 29, 2021

Works great! Install needs to be carefully thought out, but not a problem.

Skip H
July 17, 2020


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Q: What is the hole diameter and do you have a better picture of it? Thx, Dan

The hole diameter is approximately 2". We will be adding a better photo of the Vista Vent later this afternoon. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Q: Does the vista vent need an STC to installed on a BN 2 Islander?

These Vista Vents ARE approved to be installed on a Cessna 162 only and would not require an STC. All other certified aircraft will require a 337 form filled out to be installed.

Q: Can this be installed in a twin that has a faster airspeed? Our Navajos get very hot up front in the summer.

Per Supplier, Yes it can be installed on twin engine aircraft. There is no speed limitations and has never been an issue with a faster airspeed aircraft.

Q: What is the outside diameter of the vista vents (the very outside measurements)?

The outside diameter of the Vista Vents is 3-1/2".

Q: What document proves they are approved for a certified aircraft? I have a C172H and the A&P will require more than my word they are approved befoer installing them. Any help would be appreciated. Best, Bruce

Please take a look at the 'Documents' tab on the web page. The available approval document can be downloaded there.

Q: Are these vents sold individually or do they come as a pair?

These vents are priced and sold individually.

Q: Is the hardware stainless steel?

No. It is not stainless.

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