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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots: A 2021 Guide

96 views | Last updated on June 18, 2021 by Senne Vandenputte

Father’s Day is coming up on June 20th, 2021. If you’re planning on getting your father something (which you should!), make sure you get him something he really wants and will use.

If your father is a pilot, then you’re in luck: In the guide below, we’ll mention some of the best Father’s Day gifts for pilots this year!

We’ll start off by exploring some different types of pilot gear that could make for a great Father’s Day present this year. Next, we’ll mention some great products, bundled by price. Because yes, we understand you might not have the budget to buy your father a brand new Bose A20 headset

The Best Father's Day Gifts for Pilots: A 2021 Guide

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots:
A Quality Aviation Headset

Has your father just started his flight training? Or is he still rocking his old David Clark headset from the nineties? Buying him a new aviation headset might be a great Father’s Day gift idea.

We personally use and recommend the aviation headsets from Faro Aviation. They are quality and well-built aviation headsets with all the performance you need, without the high price tag.

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Faro G2 ANR Pilot Headset

$350.99 $389.99

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Faro G3 ANR Carbon Fiber Aviation Headset with Bluetooth

$620.99 $689.99

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If you have a little higher budget, we highly recommend both the Bose A20 and Lightspeed Zulu:

Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth

$1,095.95

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Lightspeed Zulu 3 Aviation Headset

$850.00 $899.99

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Looking for more information about aviation headsets? You can read more in our Aviation Headset Guide.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots:
A Decent Flight Bag

Every pilot needs a proper flight bag to carry all your precious gear. Not only is a flight bag a must-have for every pilot, it also defines your style as a pilot and is, therefore, a great style accessory if you value that.

Flight Outfitters Lift Pro Flight Bag

$99.95

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Flight Outfitters Lift XL Flight Bag

$129.95 $165.00

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Lightspeed Aviation – The Gann, Leather Flight Bag

$299.00

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Lightspeed Aviation – The Markham, Leather Flight Bag

$249.00

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Looking for more information about flight bags? You can read more in our Flight Bag Guide.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots:
A Stylish Leather Flight Jacket

A quality and stylish leather flight jacket is an investment for life.

Here are a few jackets we recommend for your father:

FLAVOR Men’s Leather Flight Bomber Jacket Air Force Aviator

$159.99

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Landing Leathers Men’s Navy G-1 Leather Flight Bomber Jacket

$149.99

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Landing Leathers Men’s Air Force A-2 Leather Flight Bomber Jacket

$249.99

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Men B3 Bomber Aviator Shearling Sheepskin Leather Winter Jacket

$379.95

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Tip: Personalize your leather flight jacket with a custom name tag. A great place where you can get custom name tags and patches created is Gibson & Barnes.

Looking for more information about flight jackets? You can read more in our Flight Jackets Guide.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots:
An (Online) Course

Has your father ever mentioned anything he would like to learn (more) about?

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to help him get started by signing up him up for an online aviation course. This could be either to learn something new, or brush up on his knowledge.

Buying a course is always an investment that will pay off, both in his flying career ánd safety!

Some highly popular and top-rated courses we recommend are ones by Rod Machado, who you might recognize from the Flight Simulator X flying lessons from back in the day.

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Rod Machado’s 40-hour Private Pilot eLearning Ground School

$279.00 $299.00

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Rod Machado’s Understanding Weather – Interactive eLearning Course

$79.00 $99.00

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Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook

$49.95

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Rod Machado’s Secrets of Instrument Approaches and Departures – Interactive eLearning Course

$79.00 $99.00

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Best Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots:
Flight Simulator Gear

Is your father a flight simulator fan? Recently a lot of new great flight simulator software and hardware has been released, so plenty of options for a great flight simulator gift idea!

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Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls Yoke & Switch Panel

$288.55 $329.00

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Thrustmaster TFRP Rudder (PS4, XOne & PC)

$216.88

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Logitech G X56 HOTAS RGB Throttle and Stick

$249.99

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium Deluxe Edition – PC

$119.99

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Looking for more information about flight simulators? You can read more on our dedicated Flight Simulator page.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots by Budget

If you’re on a tighter budget, don’t worry: we have bundled our Father’s Day Gift ideas by price, so you can find exactly what you need and within your budget.

Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots Below $100

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The Standard Pilot Log (Black)

$9.86 $10.95

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Bose A20 Aviation Headset Control Mount Clip

$29.99

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe Edition – PC

$89.99

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Flight Outfitters Bush Pilot Flashlight

$89.95

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Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots Below $250

Citizen Eco-Drive Avion

$168.75

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Ray-Ban Aviator Metal Sunglasses

$161.00

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Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots Below $500

Garmin InReach Mini

$349.99

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Yaesu FTA-750L Handheld Transceiver (NAV, COMM & GPS)

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Icom IC-A16B (Bluetooth) Airband Handheld Transceiver

$263.99

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New Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 32GB)

$348.70

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GoPro HERO9 Black

$426.65

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Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots Below $1000

Garmin aera660 Touchscreen Aviation GPS Portable

$749.00

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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB)

$719.00 $729.00

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Garmin D2 Delta, GPS Pilot Watch

$799.00 $949.99

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Father’s Day Gifts for Pilots Over $1000

Bose ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

$1,045.95

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Breitling Cockpit B50

$6,897.79

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Garmin GDL 52 Portable SiriusXM/ADS-B Receiver

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Bose A20 Aviation Headset with Bluetooth

$1,095.95

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Some Father’s Day Gift Tips for Pilots

Lastly, here are some additional tips for when you’re shopping for a Father’s Day gift for your pilot dad:

  • Just because it’s a gift doesn’t mean you should buy the cheapest version or model of a product you can find. Buying a quality gift that can be used for many years to come will make your father no doubt the happiest man on earth.
  • Personalized gifts are always a great idea, like a personalized logbook (cover), flight jacket patch, or another personalized gift.
  • Consider his needs: has he mentioned something he needs the past few months? Is some of his pilot gear like headset or bag urgently in need of repair or replacement? This would make for a great and thoughtful gift.

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