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10 Cockpit Tools That Could Save Your Life as a Pilot

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Having the right tools is essential to making your flight safe and relaxing. While everyone thinks about bringing their headset to the cockpit, fewer people think about other safety essentials. Because how big is the chance something will go wrong? Luckily not that big, but it never hurts to be prepared. Some of the tools and gadgets mentioned below are nice to have, but most of them might just save your life one day!

The Tools

1. ASAs Carbon Monoxide Detector

This ASA Carbon Monoxide Sensor warns of the presence of CO in the cockpit - the spot will turn gray/black when CO is in the air. 

$6.69

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ASAs Carbon Monoxide Detector
Last update: September 14, 2019

2. Ledlenser P7.2 Flashlight

The Ledlenser P7.2 may very well be the most popular LED Lenser model on the market today. This light features the perfect balance of design, functionality, and durability. Quick one-handed focusing, a powerful 175 lumens, and beam distance of up to 630-Feet. All of this and a modular dynamic switch that offers three levels of brightness make the P7 the perfect choice for work, home, or adventure.

$60.00

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Ledlenser - P7.2 Flashlight, Black w Case
Last update: September 14, 2019

3. TravelJohn - Disposable Urinal

Travel John disposable urinal bags are convenient, unit-sexes, sanitary, personal urinals containing "lessor ",  a combination of an exclusive non-woven fabric Pouch containing a polymer substance that immobilizes bacterial growth quickly absorbing liquid waste and turning it into an odorless, spill-proof gel bag that is waste disposal safe. The unisex adapter makes it easy for anyone and everyone to use while sitting.

$12.47

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TravelJohn-Disposable Urinal (6 pack)
Last update: September 14, 2019

4. Aircraft Fuel Tester

Fits all quick-drain valves and has an adapter for recessed drains. The transparent cylinder is 6" long with octane color-coding molded in the side. Also included is a screwdriver blade with both Phillips and slotted heads.

$8.74

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Aircraft Fuel Tester
Last update: September 14, 2019

5. Anker Powerbank

A frontier in portable charging. PowerCore 20100 offers an unbelievable size to capacity ratio along with best-in-class charging speeds.

It weighs as little as a can of soup (12.5 oz) yet charges the iPhone 7 almost seven times, the Galaxy S6 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice.

With an average rating of 4.5/5 from over 15.000 reviews, it has certainly proven its quality!

$49.99

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Anker PowerCore 20100mAh
Last update: September 14, 2019

6. Icom IC-A25N Handheld radio

The Icom IC-A25N is a powerful air band NAV-COM handheld with 6 watts of power and an IP57 waterproof rating; weather cannot stop these radios. The handheld transceiver includes a large 2350mAh Li-ion battery, providing a long operating time. The easy-to-use interface and large 2.3-inch LCD display combine to provide stress-free programming and in-flight operation. The A25N NAV/COM version also features built-in Bluetooth, GPS and VOR navigation.

$444.00

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Icom IC-A25N VHF Airband Transceiver (NAV & COMM)
Last update: September 14, 2019

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7. Flight Outfitters Pilot Survival Knife

This knife is much more than just a blade. Designed to be the perfect emergency accessory for pilots, this knife could save your life when in a pinch. Need to get out quick? The seat belt cutter will slice through jammed harnesses. A removable LED flashlight activates with a twist of the head and the magnetic back makes it easy to mount to something when you need both hands free. Also includes a magnesium alloy fire starter and a stainless steel window breaker.

$29.95

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Flight Outfitters Pilot Survival Knife
Last update: September 14, 2019

8. Zacurate Pro Series 500D Deluxe Oximeter 

The Zacurate 500D Pro Series pulse oximeter is the deluxe version of the Amazon top-rated Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter. In addition to measuring your SpO2 (Blood oxygen saturation level) value and pulse rate accurately and reliably, the deluxe version has many other helpful features like the plethysmograph and alarm. It is manufactured according to the CE and FDA standards set for sports and aviation pulse oximeters.

Designed for sports enthusiasts, aviators, trainers, bikers, mountain climbers or anyone who wants to obtain their SpO2 at home or on the go!

$22.95

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Zacurate Pro Series 500D Deluxe Oximeter
Last update: September 14, 2019

9. Boost Oxygen - 95% Pure Aviator’s Oxygen

Whether it's due to fire, location, or a temporary change in altitude, sometimes you need a fresher breath of air than is surrounding you. Our 95% Pure Aviator's Breathing Oxygen comes in a food grade canister with an ergonomic mask that makes it easy to travel with, in three different sizes: pocket size (2L), medium size (5L), and large (10L).

$18.86

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Boost Oxygen - 95% Pure Aviator's Oxygen - 5 Liters (Pack of 2)
Last update: September 14, 2019

10. Spot 3 Satellite GPS Messenger

SPOT Gen3 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of cell Service. The latest generation of award-winning SPOT devices, SPOT Gen3 lets family and friends know you're okay, or if the worst should happen, sends emergency responders your GPS location - all with the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam. Long live adventure. Service agreement required.

$113.45149.99

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Spot 3 Satellite GPS Messenger - Orange
Last update: September 14, 2019


Which survival items do you always have with you? Did we forget to mention some essential gear? Let us know!

Last update: September 13, 2019

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