New Flight Gear Timer Focuses on Simplicity

Flightgear Timer

A timer is still one of the most useful tools a pilot can carry in his flight bag, for timing fuel burn, cross country waypoints or instrument approaches. Sporty’s new Flight Gear Timer is an affordable and reliable design that doesn’t require a long instruction manual. A full 10-digit keypad makes it fast and easy to enter exact times, and a large screen is well-suited to busy cockpits.

“Sporty’s Timer is simple – no clock, no modes, no multiple timers,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We love our glass panels, but pilots still have a need for a basic device such as this for timing when to switch fuel tanks, for example.”

With all the noise in the cockpit, audible alarms are often rendered useless so in addition to a loud beep, Sporty’s Flight Gear Timer is equipped with a flashing red LED to provide a visual indication when time has expired. A rear clip allows easy mounting of the timer. Measuring 2.75” by 3.15” by 1”, the Timer operates on two AAA batteries.

Sporty’s Timer can either count down or start from zero and count up. After time has expired, hitting the stop/reset button will automatically reset the timer to the last set time – perfect for fuel tanks or holds.

Sporty’s Flight Gear Timer [#2550A] is available for $17.95 and may be ordered at or by calling 1-800-SPORTYS.



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