For The Little Ones

Simple gifts that are free or don’t cost a lot are always great gifts for the young ones in the family.

Make up a coloring book from free drawings on the web, add some colored markers or crayons and you are on your way with a colorful gift that will entertain your children.

 

Involve Mom, Dad, or an older child in building a simple aircraft using a clothes pin with a younger child.

Just a couple ideas for children of many ideas on the internet.

 

Thinking about becoming a pilot.

We suggest a Discovery Flight if someone in the family is interest in becoming a pilot or who is interested in experiencing flight. Freeflight offers a ½ hour flight package for $105.00 and a 1 hour flight package for $198.00.  Discovery Flight Gift Certificate Packages can be purchase on line HERE.

 

Ready to start flight training.

Many books and Private Pilot Kits are available for a Private Pilot starting their flight training along with other pilot supplies. To get started, our flight instructors often recommend the Airplane Flying Handbook published from the FAA.  Freeflight also sells the Complete Private Pilot Kit publishing by ASA.  This kit contains many of the necessary items that are be needed for a student’s flight training, including a logbook, an E6B flight computer, a plotter, the test questions, and a FAR-AIM.  Freeflight offers Gift Certificates for some of these items online HERE.

 

You can also purchase each of the items from the kit, individually, if you are on a limited budget. Other inexpensive supplies include flashlights, fuel testers, a multi tool that includes a screw driver, plexiglass cleaner, and micro fiber cleaning cloths.

 

What Other Suggested Items for People Interested in Aviation

Aviation Headsets makes another great gift, but I suggest some dream gift discussing with a pilot on this subject. Headsets come in all makes and models, cost, and prices.  There are inexpensive headsets, such as the ASA model HS- 1A to the David Clark H10-13S median-priced headset, to the noise canceling headsets such as the Lightspeed Headsets.

Handheld radios from Icom or Yaesu

A small I-Pad with a Foreflight – An Electronic Flight Bag Subscription or an aircraft yoke support for the aircraft.

Magazine Subscriptions to AOPA – Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association, EAA – Experiment Association Membership, Air and Space Museum Magazine

Private Pilot Training Class or Instrument Pilot Training Class offering. Freeflight presently has a Private Pilot Training Class schedule to start Feb 6th, 2018.  Other classes will be available in the future.

 

Just for Fun

A friend of ours just started a Drone Company call Buzz My Property. This company will take a video of your property.  What a great gift for someone in your family for the holidays.  Buzz My Property also has a Facebook Page and Listed on Instagram.  Be the first in your neighborhood to show off an aerial view of your home.

 

Biggest Flight Journey of ALL: Tracking Santa on NORAD

For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey!

 

Happy Holidays!

Aviation Gift Giving for the Holidays

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