It’s the holiday season again, and if there’s a tough-to-shop-for pilot or aviation enthusiast in your life, we’re here to help. Here’s our aviator must-have gift guide:
D2 Bravo Series Pilot Watch
We’ve packaged our awesome aviation GPS technology with multi-sport functionality into this stylish series of aviator watches. With two choices, D2 Bravo and the D2 Bravo Titanium (the latter of which adds a heart rate monitor and a ruggedly elegant titanium band), your loved one can look stylish in the cockpit or at the gym. Check the local airport weather with the METAR/TAF function, input a destination into the direct-to navigation feature, or simply count your miles walked on a daily basis – there isn’t much this series of pilot watches can’t do.
The Garmin name is synonymous with GPS navigation, and the aera 660 demonstrates just how far we’ve come in the 25 years since we invented the aviation portable navigator. This dedicated device is small in size, but huge in features. With a 5-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen, the aera 660 operates very much like a smart phone or tablet, with an intuitive user interface comparable to the popular GTN series touchscreen navigators and Garmin Pilot mobile app.
VIRB Ultra 30
This action camera is primed for even the most extreme aviation adventures. With the ability to shoot 4K video at 30 frames per second, VIRB Ultra 30 provides crisp imagery and colors and a built-in image stabilizer delivers unbelievably smooth video characteristics. Overlay data on the video like speed, altitude, heading and more with our G-Metrix feature to tell an even better story. An in-cockpit aviation bundle is available featuring a prop filter and headset cable to capture air traffic control communications.
GDL 39 3D
Take advantage of subscription-free weather and traffic information, and add in synthetic vision plus AHARs data, all on your mobile device powering Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight and aera 660, 795 & 796 navigators. The portable GDL 39 series also provides a WAAS GPS position source – so you won’t have to worry about straying into any unplanned airspaces.
inReach Explorer & inReach SE
Our inReach Explorer/SE is the perfect tool for the backcountry pilot, or a pilot looking to add a reliable means of communication. This series of two-way subscription-based satellite communicators allows pilots to send tracking points to their loved ones, or keep a constant line of communication open via text messaging and social media posts. Also, in case of an emergency, an SOS feature can be activated to alert the nearest search and rescue service.