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Company Info

Located in the Tehachapi Mountains in California, L. W. Spiro and Associates, Inc. is a certified woman-owned small business that has been manufacturing innovative pilot supplies, aircraft accessories and wind directional products for over 46 years. Our family owned business is personally committed to providing the general aviation community and small plane enthusiast with cutting-edge in-flight and ground support products.

We are also a major manufacturer of windsocks, complete windsock kits and windsock frames. Our FAA #1 windsocks have been sold all over the world and our clients include international airports, heliports, the U S Military, municipalities, railroads, hospitals, agriculture and the petrochemical industry. While on our site take a moment to download our brochure for more information on our wind directional products.

At L. W. Spiro we refuse to cut corners by outsourcing our manufacturing or purchasing our raw materials offshore. When you purchase a product from L. W. Spiro you can rest assured that it was produced out of the highest quality materials avaialble and it was proudly "Made in the USA" by American workers. All of our American made products are backed with our "Satisfaction Guaranteed" warranty and we proudly stand behind each and every product we make. If you are not 100% satisfied with any of our products simply return it and we will replace it.

Company History

Our company was originally founded in March of 1970 by the late Lloyd W. Spiro who worked as an aerospace engineer at North American Rockwell in the Los Angeles area. Lloyd was an experienced pilot and avid inventor who designed many of the time-tested products we still sell today. Lloyd's first customer was Hal Shevers, who started Sportsman's Marketplace (now Sporty's) around that same time frame.

Although Hal originally rejected some of Lloyd's products he eventually tested the product line and agreed to carry them in his pilot shop. Over the course of the next few years the two became great friends and developed a business relationship that has lasted over 46 years. To this day, Sporty's is still one of our premier partners and distributors.