5 Beach Vacation Essentials

It's prime beach vacation season! From totes to SPF protection shirts, we have you covered. Here are the top 5 beach vacation essentials to round out your trip. #1 Sand Bar Tote These new Sand Bar Totes are perfect for summer traveling.…
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Flight Outfitters Becomes the Official Apparel Partner of AOPA

Flight Outfitters, a leading brand in aviation and provider of high-quality aviation gear and accessories, has entered into an exclusive partnership with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association to launch the new AOPA Pilot Gear store on FlightOutfitters.com.…
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2024 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Help make it a special day by getting Mom something she’s going to love. Whether she’s a pilot or your favorite co-pilot, we have it covered. From flight bags to apparel, here are our top gifts for…
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A Kneeboard for Everyone

Ever since Doug Masters, from the 1986 classic movie Iron Eagle, used his tape deck kneeboard to create his own soundtrack and listen to Chappy’s instructions on what to do next, Mark Glassmeyer, Flight Outfitters’ President, has been enamored…
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Flight Outfitters Annual “Pilot Your Own Adventure” Contest

The Flight Outfitters “Pilot Your Own Adventure” contest is an annual writing competition that partners with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to bring the aviation community together for a fun-filled event. For the past three…
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The Lift Flight Bag: The Bag That Started It All

By: Mark Glassmeyer, Founder and President As I worked my way through flight school, it occurred to me that something was missing. I had all the gear I needed, flashlights, an iPad, fuel tester, charging gear, an E6B, countless charts and…
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March Pilot Spotlight : Chris Clarke

Flight Outfitters' March Pilot of the Month is Chris Clarke! You may know Chris online at @chrisclarkefly  on social media where he loves to share content flying his plane, information about cars, and all things mechanical!  Having…

Flight Outfitters Celebrates 10 Years!

The Flight Outfitters Story at 10 Years By: Mark Glassmeyer, Founder and President Anniversaries offer a moment to remind ourselves why we entered into a relationship or began a journey in the first place. This year Flight Outfitters is celebrating…
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February Pilot Spotlight: Jan Greenberg

This month Flight Outfitters is highlighting Jan Greenberg as our pilot of the month. “I was living in New Orleans and heard a radio ad offering an introductory flight. The ad said if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have to pay for it. I thought,…

National STOL announces 2024 schedule

As the official team apparel of National STOL, Flight Outfitters is excited to share the 2024 National STOL competition schedule. With 9 competitions currently on the calendar (and a few more still in the works), this year is poised to be the…
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2023 Recap – best videos, stories, and new gear!

2023 was an amazing year here at Flight Outfitters. We wanted to share some of our favorite videos, stories, and new gear from this past year. Top 3 Videos #1: Backcountry Flying Backcountry Flying tips from Brian Jekkins Read…

Top 10 Reindeer Requested Gifts

Find yourself asking, "Oh deer, what do I get them this holiday?"  We've compiled our reindeer PIREPS to give you the Reindeer most requested gifts for the Holiday 2023 season.  Perhaps, these deer's wants will satisfy one of your dears wants…
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Putting the Airfoil Jacket to the test in the Grand Tetons

A week out West in the Grand Tetons in Wyoming and surrounding areas can be a sublime experience. To do it at the start of fall allows for the changing of the season and all the splendors that come with it. Golden aspens paint the landscape…
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An Adventurous Beginning

THE 2023 PYOA CONTEST 2ND PLACE STORY By:  Donna Miller About ten thousand hours ago (pilots understand this time frame, and this is a flying story after all), I found myself working as a civilian for the Air Force in Taegu, South Korea,…
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What to expect at the High Sierra

Heading to the High Sierra Fly-In this year? First, here’s a little background on the High Sierra event. The High Sierra Fly-In was created as a celebration of backcountry aviation, at a gathering of like-minded individuals. It’s located…
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The First Spark

THE 2023 PYOA CONTEST 3RD PLACE STORY By: Courtney Kiser The first spark. The engagement. The wedding. How do these events relate to aviation? They involve a tired, old airplane that was soon to spread its wings again. This airplane would…
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Announcing: Flight Outfitters is the EXCLUSIVE Retailer of Fat Tire Cowboys

Flight Outfitters is proud to announce their partnership with Fat Tire Cowboys. From FO flight bags and apparel to FTC caps, t-shirts, knives and cleaner, you can now find it all here EXCLUSIVELY at FlightOutfitters.com. Learn more about the…
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Fall Flying Essentials

Fall flying season is upon us! It's time for cool mornings and nights and amazing flying conditions. Here are a few items to get you going!   #1 A versatile jacket For those cold fall mornings, ditch the bulk and dawn a versatile…
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Fight or Flight

THE 2023 PYOA CONTEST 4TH PLACE STORY By: Olivia Allen Many fairy tales start with “once upon a time” and are only a fable. However, my story started as a little girl with a dream. Not a lot of people expected a deaf little girl with a…

Oshkosh 2023 Recap

Oshkosh 2023 was bigger than ever and didn’t disappoint! With seemingly more planes, pilots, and enthusiasts alike, #Osh23 will go down in the books as a memorable one. We caught up with old friends and made a lot of new ones. A special thank…
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What If?

THE 2023 PYOA CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNING STORY By: Shelbe Jarrett What if? Two impactful words that held me in their powerful grip for a long time. As an adolescent growing up, I had no idea what I wanted to be in life. Sure, I had fantasies…
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A Life Changing Choice

THE 2023 PYOA CONTEST 5TH PLACE STORY By: Chris Gayman I think my story may have sparked from a different origin than most. When I was 5 years old, I had an unfortunate accident that resulted in me losing my foot. I don’t remember much from…
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WayneAmerica Fly-In Fun

When we learned both National STOL and STOL Drag were having competitions in Wayne, Nebraska, the FO crew was up for another adventure. And what’s an adventure without a little deviation from a plan? This came by way of a 400+ mile “side…
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Summer Solo Stories

Back in May, we asked our social media followers to tell us their stories from their first solos. We sent each participant a free Flight Outfitters t-shirt to replace the one cut off their back. We’ve had some awesome entries.  You can read…
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Off-roading in the San Juans

While the Rockies get most of the attention in Colorado (and we can’t argue with that) there’s a lesser visited outdoor enthusiast’s playground in Southwest Colorado that is home to some of the best off-road exploring in the country. Located…
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What to Expect at Oshkosh 2023

EAA AirVenture 2023.  Don't miss the opportunity to visit Flight Outfitters in Hangar B, Booth number 2039 to discover our latest aviation products and accessories. Whether you're a seasoned pilot or a rookie, we've got something for everyone…
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June Pilot Spotlight: Brian Jenkins

This month Flight Outfitters is highlighting Brian Jenkins as our Pilot of the Month. Brian knew he wanted to be a pilot from a very young age. His passion for flying grew throughout high school when he began flight training. Brian instructed…
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Backcountry Flying tips from Instagram

Flight Outfitters teamed up with @emilyattheairport and @brush_pilots on Instagram for an exciting new series about backcountry flying. Head out in a 1956 Cessna 172 taildragger with Emily and Brian for some midwest flying as they discuss lots…
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Meet the Winners of the 2023 Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest

Grand Prize Winner - Shelbe Jarrett Based on the enthusiasm from last year, we weren’t surprised to get a lot of entries for EAA’s Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest, supported by Flight Outfitters. Our panel of judges carefully read all…
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