Contents of flight bags have changed; so must bags
With carrying heavy chart binders a thing of the past, pilots now need a bag to protect their iPads and ANR headsets while providing space for charging cords and other electronic accessories. Sporty’s best-selling Flight Gear line of pilot bags has been redesigned for the next generation of flight.
“The iPad has changed the way many pilots are flying – and what they are bringing to the cockpit in their flight bags,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “The active pilots at Sporty’s recognized that need in their own flying and set out to create pilot bags that reflect the needs of current pilots with dozens of pilot-friendly details.”
The Navigator is Sporty’s most popular design since it’s ideal for student pilots and multi-thousand hour pilots alike. Thoughtfully designed pockets protect and organize all your flying gear, while retaining a slim profile and a modern look.
Exterior pockets include a padded headset pocket, padded iPad pocket, iPad accessory organizer for ADS-B receivers and a GPS, quick-access file folder pocket and a front cord storage pocket. The patent-pending HideAway Headset Pockets™ can be opened to offer additional organization for multiple headsets, RAM Mounts or a video camera system. When not in use, the pockets zip closed and stay out of the way. The generously-sized main compartment can hold books, kneeboards, radios, a GPS or even a change of clothes.
“We sized the Navigator so that it is large enough to carry everything you need for a flight, but not so big that it is cumbersome or hard to store in the cockpit,” Zimmerman continues. “You can carry multiple headsets, an iPad, backup charts and all the accessories without feeling as if you’re lugging a suitcase.”
With a six-year warranty, the Navigator features pilot-tested construction techniques such as double-stitched seams, water-resistant rubber bottoms and strong metal hardware. The Navigator [#5015A] measures 10”w x 22”l x 11”h overall and is available for $99.95.
Three other Flight Gear bags are also available. The Crosswind bag has all the essentials at a compelling price, and is ideal for student pilots. The Mission bag’s slim, flexible design is perfect for experienced pilots with less to carry. Finally, the Flight Gear backpack offers pilots a high tech pack with exclusive aviation pockets. Sporty’s will embroider up to three initials on this (or any) Flight Gear bag. All Flight Gear bags may be ordered by calling 1-800-SPORTYS or at sportys.com/flightgear.
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