Stuff those pilot stockings

Sporty’s is featuring a sleigh full of gifts for the pilot on your holiday list. Know a pilot who uses an iPad? Give that pilot a Pilot’s iPad Cleaning Cloth that is also imprinted with aviation information ($4.95) or the iPad Stylus/Pen ($9.95).

What else? Any pilot on your list would enjoy an AOPA Survival Knife ($27.95); Sporty’s Deluxe Flight Timer ($26.95); Flight Gear Tri-Fold Kneeboard ($27.95); Instrument Stoneware Coasters ($21.99); AOPA Flashlight ($29.95); or the MyGrip Light ($19.95) which mounts via suction cups in the cockpit.

How about a Four Forces of Flight T-Shirt ($16.50)? Look the part of the pilot with the barnstormer’s Silk Scarf ($21.99).

If you know a pilot with a sense of humor (and a spouse with a sense of humor), check out the Pilot Welcome Mat which reads, “A pilot and a normal person live here” ($26.99). For the “big kid” on your list, consider the Dynamic Falcon Remote Control Mini-Helicopter ($18.99).

Readers on your list will enjoy both Richard L. Collins’s The Next Hour and Lane Wallace’s Unforgettable: My 10 Best Flights ($19.95 each)in print or eBook format. Keep track of the days with the Air to Air Warbirds Calendar for 2012 ($16.95).

“Forget the annual sweater and regifted box of candy,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “Give that pilot something they really want and will actually use. It’s Christmas!”

Procrastinators will be pleased to know that orders placed with Sporty’s up until Friday, Dec. 23, at 5 pm Eastern can still be delivered in time for Christmas. All Sporty’s products can be purchased (and gift wrapped) from or 800-SPORTYS.


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