2015 Holiday Aviation Gift Guide

2015 Holiday Aviation Gift Guide

2015 Holiday Aviation Gift Guide

CONFESS_HiResGift 1, David Miller’s E-Book From University Aviation Press

Twin & Turbine’s very own Back Page Bard has compiled the best of his tales in a neat E-book. It needs to be in every pilot’s electronic stocking. Confessions of a Very Private Pilot delivers real-life advice from an owner-pilot on how to evaluate, purchase, train and operate turbine and light jet aircraft. Each chapter is a story told in a lighthearted manner, complete with real life situations and humorous cartoon illustrations. Let David Miller entertain you with his quick wit and off-the-cuff remarks as he walks you through a lifetime of adventures – including his first airplane ride as a boy, obtaining his first type rating, and harrowing yet humor-filled accounts of flights gone awry.

Illustrated by Mike Ferrin, this 225-page compilation of stories and life lessons is certain to put a smile on your face. This is a must read for any pilot lusting for that newer, faster airplane, and a fun way to pass the time while traveling, vacationing, or relaxing at home.

David Miller produced this book in its entirety and takes full responsibility for the content.


Published by University Aviation Press   #UAP-CONFESS-PD

Order by visiting www.asa2fly.com



Gift 2, Sportys B-3 Bomber Jacket

First designed in 1934, the B-3 bomber jacket became the military-issued cold-weather flight Jacket. Aviators who manned the B-17s and B-24s in the skies over Europe in WWII came to rely on their B-3 Jackets as they often flew for 8 to 9 hours in unpressurized cabins, where temperatures could drop to more than 60 degrees below zero. The B-3 jacket was vital to the crew’s comfort, as the crimp of the sheep’s wool created insulating air spaces, naturally retaining heat and absorbing excess moisture generated by the body. It remains one of the warmest and most-insulating bomber jackets ever made.

This leather bomber Jacket is made from genuine distressed leather and is lined in Sherpa sheepskin for warmth in any conditions. The dual adjustable collar keeps your neck covered, while the slash pockets will give you a place to store necessities. Side buckle straps ensure a fashionably tight fit and the antiqued zipper indicates a durable traditional construction that can’t be beat. The jacket boasts high-quality sheepskin, along with genuine cowhide reinforcements/accents to keep you warm, even in below-freezing temperatures. Available in sizes SM-XXL.

See notes for delivery time 

please specify size $1,300

Product ID: 21131W

For information, visit www.sportys.com/wrightbros/b-3-sherpa-leather-jacket.html



Gift 3, Fly Your Own Drone: The Aerocraft Mini Quadcopter

This Mini Quadcopter is a blast to fly and fits in the palm of your hand! With its on-board micro camera and memory card slot, you can easily record all of your aerial action! It features a high precision 6-axis gyro stabilization system providing locked-in flight performance that is perfect for both beginners and advanced pilots alike. It offers three flight modes (speeds) which are selectable by a button-push on top of the transmitter. This function adjusts the rate of the pitch and roll of the quad, making it less or more responsive to stick inputs; the lowest setting makes it very stable and slow to move (great for beginners), while the highest setting makes it very responsive and fast to react (for advanced users).

The Aerocraft Mini features on-board LEDs which not only provide excellent visibility in low-light conditions, they can also be turned on/off remotely by the transmitter. Additionally, both still-shot photo and video recording start/stop functions are operable by a simple button push on the transmitter.

This Mini Quadcopter arrives completely “Ready to Fly”, including a fully functional 2.4GHz radio transmitter, LiPoly battery and USB charger. Four AA batteries are required for the transmitter.


  • Small size, can fit in the palm of your hand
  • High precision 6-axis gyro stabilization system
  • 3 selectable flight modes and auto flip function
  • Micro video camera on-board with integrated micro SD card slot
  • LED navigation lights which can be turned on/off remotely
  • 2.4GHz full function radio transmitter (Mode 2)


PRODUCT ID: 241000118-0

Available at: www.hobbyking.com


garmin-virb-x-xe-action-camerasGift 4, Garmin VIRB XE Video Camera Aviation Bundle

The Garmin VIRB XE Aviation Bundle is now shipping! From the experts in aviation action cameras, Garmin is excited to announce a new package providing accessories and unique features tailored to capturing rich, high definition footage in-flight. The bundle includes a headset cable, prop filter, windscreen suction cup mount, 16 GB Class 10 microSD card, and a free trial to Garmin Pilot.

The VIRB XE action camera features gyro-based stabilization and can receive advance attitude metrics from select Garmin products such as Flight Stream, while providing up to two hours of HD video recording on a single charge. It also incorporates a built-in GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and ANT+ to provide pilots with added functionality and enhanced connectivity with a variety of Garmin products. It is also Connext-capable allowing aviation-specific data to be received from the G3X Touch flight display for Flight Stream 110/210 and then overlaid on the video.

VIRB XE’s also includes G-Metrix, a feature that utilizes internal sensors, such as a high-sensitivity GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope, to capture performance data including G-force, airspeed, altitude and more.

The VIRB XE Aviation Bundle is priced at


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GlassesGift 5, Serengeti Sortie Satin Black 555nm Sunglasses

The Sortie is a classic aviator sunglass. Its frame is made with extremely light and incredibly strong titanium. Ultra-light glass lenses and highly-adjustable nose pads deliver the performance and comfort pilots demand and anybody else can appreciate. Sortie was designed in partnership with Major Dan Rooney, former F-16 fighter pilot and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization providing assistance to the families of fallen or disabled US soldiers.

For every Sortie sold in the U.S., Serengeti will make a donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation to help those in need.


  • Serengeti Aerial is a full-rim frame for men and women
  • Small/Medium universal fit
  • Made of titanium
  • Aviator shape, with a double bridge.
  • Bayonet temples
  • Lightweight and comfortable.
  • Photochromic lenses adapt to changing light conditions and take the stress off your eyes.
  • Spectral Control for crisper color and clearer images.
  • Provides exceptional clarity and confidence in all conditions.
  • 24% transmittance lightened lens, 9% transmittance darkened lens.
  • Serengeti’s One-year Limited Warranty.

List Price: $269.99
Now: $165.00 

Order from www.mypilotstore.com

(877) 314-7575 Item  (7980)

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