The nylon fabric we use to fabricate our airport windsocks is engineered to be both light weight and durable. The fabric is constructed of high density polyurethane coated nylon, which is easily inflatable and water repellent. Nylon windsocks work well in mild climates and areas with less wind.
The vinyl fabric has superior visibility due to the vibrant color and reflective nature of the fabric. The vinyl is made of high grade polyester fabric that is double coated with fluorescent vinyl for durability and visibility. Coated vinyl lasts longer than laminated vinyl which can de-laminate over time. Vinyl windsocks work well in coastal areas and harsh climates.
Canvas (Cotton Duck)
The 10.10 oz. cotton army duck is the most heavy-duty fabric that we carry. This fabric has been treated to be water repellent and mold resistant.
All of ourairport windsocks are manufactured in accordance with FAA specifications for fabrication set forth in FAA Advisory Circular No. 150/5345-27D. The 18″ diameter x 96″ long windsock corresponds to FAA size 1 and the 36″ diameter x 144″ long windsock corresponds to FAA size 2. Other sizes are manufactured to the same standards as the 18″ and 36″ windsocks. All windsocks are manufactured and assembled in the United States of America from the best materials available.
The throat end of each windsock is triple hemmed for durability using UV resistant bonded, polyester thread. In addition the throat and tails of our larger windsocks (18” and larger) are reinforced with a triple hemmed band of white cotton duck fabric for additional durability. All windsocks are fitted with weather resistant #2 brass grommets for easy attachment of the windsock to the frame.
How to determine which size replacement windsock is needed
The easiest way to determine the size of the windsock needed is to measure the diameter of the hoop of the windsock frame (see photo of large frame above). Measuring the diameter of the windsock while laying flat will give an incorrect measurement.
Instructions for Mounting 6”, 8″, 10″ & 12” Windsock Frames
Instructions for mounting 18”, 20″ & 24” Windsock frames