Gift Ideas for Aviation Enthusiasts
If you need gift ideas for an aviation enthusiast, look no further. The good news is that for an aviation enthusiast, you can't really go wrong A true avgeek will enjoy almost anything as long as it has something to do with airplanes. Whether your budget is a few dollars or a few hundred dollars, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Wooden Replica Propeller
A wooden propeller makes a nice addition to any avgeek's home or office. You can find a selection of nice replica propellers online at A Simpler Time.
A taxiway lamp from Sporty's Wright Bros. Collection would make a great gift for the desk of an aviation enthusiast!
If there's anyone that needs one more pair of sunglasses, it's the avgeek who is always looking up at the sky. Aviation enthusiasts spend a lot of time outside, watching and photographing airplanes or working at airports. A nice pair of aviators will make them smile…and squint less.
Airplane rides are still a thing for aviation enthusiasts. Flying is expensive, so although avgeeks really love airplanes, they may not get to fly as often as they'd like. Buy them a gift certificate to the nearest flight school or a ride on a rare warbird and maybe they'll even take you along!
Books or DVDs About Airplanes
Avgeeks like to watch shows about - you guessed it - airplanes! Items like the hit TV show The Aviators or an aviation documentary like One Six Right are great choices. Or gift a great coffee table book like In the Cockpit: Inside 50 History-Making Aircraft, available from Amazon.com.
For an aviation guru that doesn't already have one, a transceiver radio makes a great gift. A transceiver allows the aviation enthusiast to listen to aircraft and air traffic control transmissions from the ground - a fun time for any avgeek. You'll find a good one like the iCom IC-A14 at Sporty's Pilot Shop and it'll set you back $200-400.