Having trouble filling out your holiday wish list? Look no further than our 2017 holiday gift guide for pilots. From headsets to gift certificates, we have you covered!
BI-PLANE PROPELLER MOUNT
A unique twist on displaying your old propeller or antique propeller, this wall mount is designed to look like the front of a WWI fighter plane, complete with dual machine guns peaking over the engine cowling.
BOSE A20 AVIATION HEADSET
A new headset is a nice surprise for the person wearing them every day. If it is within your budget, splurge on a new, higher-end pair. Weighing in at just 12 ounces, it is one of the lightest active noise cancelling headsets on the market.
THE DELAURENTIS ADVENTURE FLIGHT BAG
Part of the Lightspeed Adventure Collection named for storied aviation authors, the flight bags are handmade from full-grain, oiled South American cowhide. Uncoated, they will become more supple with age and use, taking on a rich patina. No matching flight bags on any runway, each hide has its own distinctive grain and markings, making each bag unique with generous interior space and digital-friendly utility.
BREITLING COLT SKYRACER
Every Aviator dreams of a Breitling, and the most affordable Breitling model is The Colt. It was initially developed in the 1980s for the armed forces and its design is focused on sturdiness, functionality and readability.
GIFT OF FLIGHT
Even with a Pilot Certificate, aviation enthusiasts might not get to fly as often as their budget will permit. A gift certificate to a local school will not only keep them flying but help them stay current and proficient.
Increments of $25
IPAD AIR KNEEBOARD
Pilot’s rarely leave the controls during a flight, which means they need to do all of their calculations right there in the pilot’s seat. This kneeboard is designed for that specific purpose. It’s got a fold over cover, a strap that keeps it in place on the legs, and loops for a pen and touch screen stylus.
FLYING THE FEATHERED EDGE:
THE BOB HOOVER PROJECT BLU-RAY DISK
Robert A. “Bob” Hoover was considered by many to be our greatest living aviator up until his death at age 94 on October 26, 2016. Nicknamed “The Pilot’s Pilot” by his peers, he influenced generations of pilots with his precision flying and gentlemanly demeanor. This film captures Bob Hoover’s powerful story sure to be appreciated by any aviator.
BAD ELF GPS PRO
This is not your Elf on a Shelf or Bad Santa present. This GPS uses your iPhone or iPod touch as a backup for charts on your iPad, switching instantly if needed without re-pairing or connecting. The real-time GPS data from a single GPS Pro can be used by up to five devices simultaneously – any combination of supported iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch devices.
Avgeeks love airplanes and the experience of flying different aircraft. Buy them a flying experience on a rare warbird like a B-17 (Sentimental Journey), B-25 (Maid in the Shade), or DC-3/C-47 (Old No. 30).
Ranging from $300-$500
OXI-GO PRO PULSE OXIMETER
Hypoxia can be a pilot’s worst enemy, and Oxi-Go Pro Pulse Oximeter is a low-cost product which gives pilots peace of mind. It offers pilots a greater ability to monitor vital signs under motion and quickly assess their SpO2 while flying at high altitudes.
GARMIN D2 WATCH
This timepiece merges functionality and sophistication for transitioning from the cockpit to everyday activities. The built-in worldwide airport database lets pilots access Direct-to and Nearest routing functions by simply pressing a button. With the Save Location feature, pilots can create Mark on Target waypoints to easily reference and return to locations they have flown over before.
TANGO® WIRELESS AVIATION HEADSET
Lightspeed® wireless technology is more reliable than Bluetooth and WiFi, and the noise cancellation function is second to none. Lightspeed Link™ is a blend of analog and digital signals that delivers the clarity and reliability pilots demand.