Hot PitotShield™

Representing over two years of research and development, the patent-pending Hot PitotShield™ is the only self-disengaging pitot cover for high-altitude corporate and airline turboprop and turbofan fleets.

DeGroff Aviation has engineered a sequence of four steps that allow the covers to protect the heated probes they are placed over, while disengaging prior to takeoff if missed during pre-flight. In addition, our technology will not harm airframes or engines when disengaging – either on the ground or airborne.


Hot PitotShields™:

  • Disengage automatically without harming engines or airframes
  • Protect the lives of passengers and crew
  • Save hundreds of thousands of dollars in aborted takeoff costs
  • Provide full protection of pitot tubes from contamination while plane is on the ground
  • Feature heavy-duty vinyl streamers, with daytime contrasting colors and reflective tips and lettering for nighttime recognition
  • Will not pressurize pitot-static system

Hot PitotShields™ are currently available for:

  • Airbus 300
  • Boeing 737
  • Boeing 757
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11


Hot Safety PitotShield™ Release
Self-disengages from heated probes above specific temperature