8 Great Aviation Gifts for Pilots

By | November 11, 2017

The holidays are coming soon (like an aircraft on final approach! LOL) and that pilot boyfriend or pilot husband (or any other pilot in your life) is going to love some of the aviation gifts available this year.  We’ve curated several worthy of consideration below:

1. Silver Airplane Coasters.  Fun coasters made to look like avionic instruments.  Made of nickel, which won’t tarnish, this makes a great stocking stuffer this holiday season.  Part of the Aviator Tavern collection of Godinger Silver Art.

2. Bush Pilot Bag.  This Flight Outfitter canvas-and-leather duffle has signature orange interior and pockets designed for a pilot.  Add that it’s super-attractive and this is a winning gift for the pilot in your life!

3. FAR/AIM 2018.  Definitely a stocking-stuffer item, it’s also one that every pilot needs – the updated Federal Aviation Regulations.  It’s true this is a little boring, so throw in some great aviation books that he’ll not hesitate to open, like Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History and Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft.

4. Cessna 172 Christmas Ornament.  We do ornaments in my house every holiday season, and actually, I kinda hope my wife gets me one of these.  It’ll make an awesome addition to our Christmas tree and recognizes my journey as a pilot.

5. Mini Pocket Notepad w/ Engraved Name.  Everyone loves a personalized gift and this attractive notepad is both useful and thoughtful.  Includes a miniature ballpoint pen and 50 sheets of blank paper.

6. Scale Model Airplane.  Find his favorite airplane (the Cessna 172 is shown above) and make sure he is able to show off “his” plane to colleagues and friends.  These, made from handcarved mahogany and handpainted, are high quality and will last a lifetime.

7. Skilcraft B3 Aviator Multi-Function Pen.  Designed for the aviation field, this pen is actually a 4-in-1 design, includes black and red ink, a 0.5mm pencil and a stylus. All metal construction assures that it is durable.  Ink and lead are refillable.

8. Nflightcam Cockpit Video Kit.  This one gets me excited just to put it on the list.  Nflightcam has provided everything (other than the GoPro Hero3, Hero 3+ or Hero4) needed to film in the cockpit and capture crystal clear audio.  It also removes propeller distortion. This kit makes it simple and easy to do.  Let your guy show you (and the world) what he does when he flies!

Check out the pilot bags we profiled earlier or a list of Bose A20 Headset Alternatives.