Holiday Gift Ideas for Pilots
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Wondering what to get your favorite pilot this holiday? Strap in for some more fun and affordable gift ideas for the pilot or aviation professional on your gift list.
Fun and irreverent
Looking for something a little fun and irreverent? Check out airspeedjunkie.com, a website run by commercial airline pilots that carries unique pilot supplies and aviation-themed gifts. From “Jet Chickie” decals and “Fly Fast and Land Smooth” t-shirts, to a full line of aircraft models, you’ll find something on Airspeedjunkie.com.
If you’re in need of a high-end gift, such as for a client, go to giftsforprofessionals.com.
They offer corporate gifts such as airplane card holders, airplane clocks and key chains — all perfect for the pilot or aviation professional you work with.
Giftsforprofessionals also offers a commemorative coin to celebrate a pilot’s first solo flight.
A heavenly angel adorns the "First Solo Flight" coin.
The verse from the Book of Psalms: "He rode upon a cherub and did fly; yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind" adorns the front, while the back of the coin is emblazoned with the words, "First Solo Flight."
The reverse also contains space for engraving the pilot’s name, as well as the date of his/her remarkable achievement. Under the area for engraving, are the words,"did shed the bonds of gravity and return safely to earth."
Real combat experience
If the aviation enthusiast on your gift list is a real military buff, and you’re willing to spend a bit more, make their Top Gun fantasy come true with the Fighter Pilot for a Day air combat experience from Cloud9living.com.
Most of the flight instructors are ex-military, and several hail from some of the most prestigious flight training schools in the armed forces. Participants will be doing dog fighting, rolls, and soaring through the air.
Just about anyone can enjoy this truly amazing experience, including:
Anyone over the age of 14
Anyone under 250 lbs.
Anyone under 6’ 7"
People who are colorblind
Even those with no flying experience
Livin’ the Dream — For more fun and affordable gift ideas for pilots, flight attendants and more, visit the “Livin’ the Dream” page on Pinterest. There you’ll find all sorts of aviation-themed gifts for pilots, including flip flops, iPhone cases, watches, t-shirts, mouse pads, even wrapping paper.