Aviation Supplies

When a pilot gets ready to take to the skies, he can’t just grab his keys, jump in the plane and go. There are quite a few more preparations involved in flying a plane than driving a car. In addition to a strict point-by-point inspection of all the aircraft’s systems and equipment, there are certain supplies each pilot needs to make his flight safer and more enjoyable for everyone involved. Some are necessary, some are recommended, and some are just plain fun.

Necessary Items – These include any item that is vital for the integrity of the aircraft or the safety of its passengers in the event of an emergency, including:

• Aeronautical charts

• Headsets

• Global positioning software

• Chart plotter

• Collision avoidance system

• Intercom

• Logbook

• Transceiver

• Flash lights

• Strobe lights

• First aid kit

• Lifejackets/flotation devices

• Emergency oxygen supply

Recommended Items – As the title suggests, these items may not be completely crucial but are strongly recommended for optimal safety and comfort, including:

• FAA handbook

• Instrument procedures handbook

• Airband scanner

• Fuel tester

• Flight guide/airport locator

• Disposable travel toilet

• Sunglasses

• Flying gloves

• Kneeboards

• Weather forecaster

Aviation Accessories – There is a near limitless supply of cool gadgets and fun aviation gifts perfectly suited for flying aficionados, from clothing to collectibles. Some ideas include:

• Hats

• Watches

• Clocks

• Flight suits

• Leather jackets/bomber jackets

• Monogrammed flight bags

• T-shirts

• Key chains

• Model airplanes

• Novels

• Movies

• Skill improvement books, CD-ROMs and DVDs

• Calendars

• Mugs

• Bumper Stickers

• Personalized license plates

• Mouse pads

• Christmas ornaments

• Stuffed animals

• Matched luggage sets

Make sure the pilot you love is completely prepared with all the aviation accessories and essentials he or she will need to take to the skies.

Source by Kyle Sims