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Dietz Air Pilot Oil Lantern

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One of our most popular Dietz lanterns. First produced in the 1930s, the Air Pilot has been loved by our Amish customers for years. The Easy-Lite burner design makes it a very practical light.
  • Burns: 27 hrs
  • Wick: 7/8" flat wick
  • Tank: 31 oz.
  • 13-1/2"H
  • 2-1/2 lb
  • Imported

Dietz Air Pilot Oil Lantern

One of our most popular Dietz lanterns. First produced in the 1930s, the Air Pilot has been loved by our Amish customers for years. The Easy-Lite burner design makes it a very practical light.<ul> <li>Burns: 27 hrs</li> <li>Wick: 7/8" flat wick </li> <li>Tank: 31 oz.</li> <li>13-1/2"H</li> <li>2-1/2 lb</li> <li>Imported </li></ul>hurricane lantern, hurricane lanterns, lantern, lanterns, dietz, dietz lantern, dietz lanterns, oil lamps, dietz hurricane
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DIETZ AIR PILOT OIL LANTERN DESCRIPTION
Famous Dietz lanterns stay lit in any weather! Proven in use onMississippi showboats, New England whalers, steam locomotives andhorse-drawn trolleys. With the easiest operation of any lantern, they’redesigned for rough-and-tumble outdoor use. Thumb-lever lifts globe forlighting. Hinged globes tilt out for quick cleaning or replacement.Tin-coated steel is finished with durable lacquered enamel to preventtarnish. Plated tanks resist rust and steel guards protect theheat-resistant globes.

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These parts fit the Dietz Air Pilot.
  • Wicks 7/8": #3078755
  • Burner: #370802
  • Clear Globe:#APG (Red globe is also available: #APGR)
  • Filler Cap: Blue #DFC, Red #DFCR, or Black #DFCB.

Customer Reviews of Dietz Air Pilot Oil Lantern
Product Rating: 4.6 out of 5.0(21 reviews)
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- 5/3/2011
said: Mark
"I ordered 2 Air Pilots for emergency use & power outages. I like the large tank and ease of use. I accidentally knocked one off a wall hook and it survived without a scratch. My order arrived quickly and well packaged. Great prices."
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- 1/22/2011
said: Rosemarie
"This is the second Dietz lantern I have bought from you. It is perfect. Great light and easy to fill."
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- 12/31/2010
said: Dr Charles Gillenwater
"I bought this lantern and just wanted to add to the other reviews. This is a very bright lantern and also it puts out a fair amount of heat. Better outside in summer, but wonderful inside during winter. This lights up a 400 sq ft room as well as a 40 watt bulb. Love this lantern."
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- 12/19/2010
said: Hendo
"I bought one of these lanterns from Lehman's in 1998 and have used it nearly evey night since, on our ranch. I am now going to order a new one even though the old one is doing fine.Large fuel tank, great price."
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- 11/13/2010
said: Eat Local
"This lantern really cranks out the light, and I suppose it could supplement a small level of heat in much smaller spaces. For the price, you can not go wrong! In my fairly modernized mountain cabin these lanterns are handy during power outages, or just when I feel like being off the grid!"
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- 9/12/2010
said: Barney
"I was very pleased with this Air Pilot lantern. They fit very nicely on my mantle. I got them for my husband as a present, and I can't wait for us to use them. I went with Lehman's because I knew they would package them securely and take pride in their customer service, since the lanterns do have glass bulbs."
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- 12/2/2014
said: Julien
"This is my first big Kerosene Lantern (7/8 wick, 13+ inches tall) but I have several 1/2 wick, 10 inch tall lanterns that have served me well over the last 15 years (a Dietz Original 76 and two generic clones). I'm decently happy with the build quality of the Air Pilot, but it pales in comparison to my Original 76. Fit and finish are pretty good but not exacting, the weight (especially when fueled) inspires confidence, but the globe, though better than those on a really cheap lantern is thin when compared to the Original 76 or two old barn lanterns that my grandfather had back in the day. Performance wise, I'm averaging 1 hour of burn time for each oz of kerosene (roughly twice as thirsty as my 76). The light output is respectable for a kerosene lantern and roughly 2 - 3 times more than my small 76. I only fill my lantern half way (2 cups, 16 oz) and I've had no issues with leaking. I tried using it with some special lamp oil derived from mineral oil or some such with poor results and a burnt wick to show for it (I've had similar results with other oil lamps with 3/4 wicks and my two generic 1/2 wick lanterns. Oddly the Original 76 does a decent job burning said special lamp oil. With K-1 kerosene, the Air Pilot burns perfectly with only a slightly singed wick to show for hours of use. I use mine for 5 - 6 hours at a time indoors and I've found it to be reliable and stable once it warms up. Outside it's a different story. While the flame won't go out in wind, the Air Pilot is very susceptible to even the slightest breeze. It would be fine in a barn, shed, or house, but outside it will smoke heavily in wind (more so than my other lanterns). International shipping to Canada was surprisingly reasonable ~$10 and my items were really well packaged. Overall for ~$18 I'm quite please with this lantern even though I wasn't initially blown away by the quality. What you do get is quite a lot of lantern for your money. If you need a bright, easy to operate kerosene lantern with a stable base and 24+ hour fuel capacity, this might be the lamp for you. I had also considered the Dietz D-Lite Lantern, but it wasn't in stock at the time making my decision an easy one. I will definitely buy from Lehman's again and recommend to others."
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- 7/8/2013
said: Steve
"How in the WORLD did I end up with two lanterns!! Well, I ordered one it had some scratches in the paint so I asked Lehman's if they knew of some paint I could fix it with. Never got the help I really wanted. But without ever asking a new lantern was shipped to me! Clearly Lehman's is big on customer care."
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- 2/10/2012
said: George Deas
"Quality could have been a little better. Wick adjuster is hard to turn. For China mfg. it is top quality. If it was made in USA it never would have gotten past quality control. For the money it is a very good value."
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- 2/2/2013
said: Scot
"I bought two of these, one is great with no problems, the other leaks oil around both upright supports where it is welded to oil tank. The same one that is leaking also has a very tight wick adjuster that is hard to turn without using needle nose pliers. The one that works I would rate 5 stars, the other I rate 1 star so overall 3 stars."
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