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8 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts For Pilots

Need a gift idea for your favorite pilot? Here are 8 last-minute holiday ideas.

1) ForeFlight Gift Certificate

ForeFlight is the top navigation and planning product available for pilots using mobile devices as electronic flight bags. ForeFlight offers gift cards here.


2) Bose Headset

Yes, this is a big gift. But, when you buy a Bose headset this month, you get a free set of Alto or Rondo audio sunglasses. Learn more here.


3) ZOLEO Satellite Communicator

The ZOLEO satellite communicator device keeps you connected when venturing beyond cell coverage (texting available worldwide). There's even an app to send and receive messages anywhere on earth. If something goes wrong, the SOS alerting button ensures you can get help. Your SOS and GPS coordinates will be sent to ZOLEO's 24/7 monitoring/dispatch partner (GEOS). This is an great addition to a flight bag for flying over remote areas.

4) Discovery Flight

Taking a discovery flight at your local airport is one of the best ways to get started. Discovery flights last about 30-45 minutes, and they're an excellent way to find out what flying is really like. If you know someone interested in becoming a pilot, your $100-200 investment in a discovery flight at a local flight school could make a huge impact on kickstarting their career.

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5) External Battery Pack

At Boldmethod, we use portable chargers on almost every flight we take. They're perfect for recharging iPads, iPhones, cameras, and other equipment we need when we fly. Check out a great charging option here.


6) Customized Aviation Gifts

Want to give a customized travel themed gift to a pilot? Check out You can customize anything from a phone case or pillow to a shower curtain or wallet.

7) GoPro HERO9

Want to give someone a way to record their favorite flight memories? The GoPro HERO9 is the perfect small camera for the job. Recorded footage can be used to make fun video productions, or even training footage to improve your skills.

8) Boldmethod Has Gifts Too!

If you're looking to brush up on your knowledge, or if you're just starting out in aviation, we have something for you. Check out our deals here.

What other ideas do you have? Tell us in the comments below.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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