During the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that sometimes the best gift of all is simply the gift of time. I can’t think of anything a writer would appreciate more than being given time and space to work. Kate Klise
For The Little Ones
Simple gifts that are free or don’t cost a lot are always great gifts for the young ones in the family.
Make up a coloring book from free drawings on the web, add some colored markers or crayons and you are on your way with a colorful gift that will entertain your children.
Involve Mom, Dad, or an older child in building a simple aircraft using a clothes pin with a younger child.
Just a couple ideas for children of many ideas on the internet.
Thinking about becoming a pilot.
We suggest a Discovery Flight if someone in the family is interest in becoming a pilot or who is interested in experiencing flight. Freeflight offers a ½ hour flight package for $105.00 and a 1 hour flight package for $198.00. Discovery Flight Gift Certificate Packages can be purchase on line HERE.
Ready to start flight training.
Many books and Private Pilot Kits are available for a Private Pilot starting their flight training along with other pilot supplies. To get started, our flight instructors often recommend the Airplane Flying Handbook published from the FAA. Freeflight also sells the Complete Private Pilot Kit publishing by ASA. This kit contains many of the necessary items that are be needed for a student’s flight training, including a logbook, an E6B flight computer, a plotter, the test questions, and a FAR-AIM. Freeflight offers Gift Certificates for some of these items online HERE.
You can also purchase each of the items from the kit, individually, if you are on a limited budget. Other inexpensive supplies include flashlights, fuel testers, a multi tool that includes a screw driver, plexiglass cleaner, and micro fiber cleaning cloths.
Additional Pilot Items
Aviation Headsets makes another great gift, but I suggest some dream gift discussing with a pilot on this subject. Headsets come in all makes and models, cost, and prices. There are inexpensive headsets, such as the ASA model HS- 1A to the David Clark H10-13S median-priced headset, to the noise canceling headsets such as the Lightspeed Headsets.
A small I-Pad with a Foreflight – An Electronic Flight Bag Subscription or an aircraft yoke support for the aircraft.
Private Pilot Training Class or Instrument Pilot Training Class offering. Freeflight presently has a Private Pilot Training Class schedule to start Feb 6th, 2018. Other classes will be available in the future.
Just for Fun
A friend of ours just started a Drone Company call Buzz My Property. This company will take a video of your property. What a great gift for someone in your family for the holidays. Buzz My Property also has a Facebook Page and Listed on Instagram. Be the first in your neighborhood to show off an aerial view of your home.
Biggest Flight Journey of ALL: Santa and NORAD
For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey!