Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18th. Are you wondering what to buy for your favorite pilot? We’ve compiled a list of some great aviation-themed gift ideas for the father– or father figure– in your life.
Pedal Plane Kits
One Father’s Day gift that’s sure to delight the whole family is a Pedal Plane kit. Pedal Planes has been helping aviation enthusiasts pass on the love of flight to the next generation for over thirty years. If you’re a regular at EAA Airventure Oshkosh, you’ve probably seen the Pedal Planes booth with its realistic replicas of popular aircraft. These pint-sized warbirds are designed to thrill budding pilots from ages 3-7, and can be purchased as plans that you build yourself or as kits that you can put together.
RC planes are a great way to enjoy flying with young children or grandchildren without ever leaving the ground, and building a plane is half the fun! Choose a model with different difficulty modes and a foam body that can easily recover from rough landings.
Magazine subscriptions are a gift that keeps giving all year round. These publications can provide a great source of industry news, new product reviews, and interviews from leaders in the aviation community.
When your favorite pilot isn’t in the skies, he may still like to read about aviation and aviation history. Get him a new book like The Flight, which tells the tale of Charles Lindbergh’s daring transatlantic crossing.
If you don’t mind splurging on a Father’s Day gift, look into buying your pilot a sophisticated new pilot watch. These watches are inspired by aviation and some even have features like magnetic field protection or GPS receivers.
Home or office decor
You can’t go wrong with aviation themed decor, whether it’s used for his “man cave,” hangar, office, or home. Look for unique items like vintage posters, clocks, paperweight models of his aircraft, or even coasters that will remind him of his favorite hobby wherever he goes.