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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It’s “Learn to Fly Month” at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, so we figured there’s no better time to celebrate the spirit of aviation than now!
X-Aviation and Flight Outfitters have partnered with Sporty’s to run a flight simulation driven…
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Calling all pilots who take their first solo flight from now through June 30, 2023!!
At Flight Outfitters, we're all about celebrating the special moments in your aviation journey, from first flight lessons to flying solo, we want to be there…
Flight Outfitters becomes the official team apparel of National STOL!
We are pleased to announce our partnership with National STOL. You can spot National STOL pilots sporting the official National STOL Airfoil jacket at upcoming competitions.…
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Planning a summer vacation? Ditch the beach and take an epic west coast trip. Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington State is truly one of the gems of the national parks system. A trip to the area won't be complete without hitting the trails.…
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We've added two new airport diagram t-shirt designs to our popular line - Lake Hood Seaplane Base and Daytona Beach International airport. These t-shirts are a must have for any pilot or aviation enthusiast, and are perfect for hanging out at…
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Flight Outfitters is known for it's pilot gear and flight bags, but what you may not know is we can outfit you for more than just epic flying adventures. If you're like us you like to hit the trail as well as the numbers on the runway. Here's…
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Flight Outfitters, as part of the aviation community, strives to do our best to contribute to the aviation story. On this page you’ll find a collection of entertaining and informative original aviation stories from our staff, friends and customers alike.
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2022 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: Solo at 16
For as long as I can remember, I could not wait to become…
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In part one of this video series, two members of the Flight Outfitters team set off to attend the High Sierra Fly-in in Nevada. Join them as they make their journey from Cold Springs, Kentucky to Dead Cow Lakebed in Western Nevada. We'll make…
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As we set off for the High Sierra Fly-In, the Flight Outfitters camper in tow, I couldn’t help but think of Lewis and Clark. It felt like we too were on an expedition into the unknown. Obviously the stakes weren’t quite as high as in 1804…
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Flight Outfitters is proud to announce a partnership with Angle of Attack. From flight bags to officially licensed apparel, you can now find it all here at FlightOutfitters.com. Learn more about Chris Palmer and Angle of Attack.
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Four months prior to the passing of his grandmother, Flight Outfitters founder Mark Glassmeyer booked a flight with his mother in one of the last (if not the last) flying B-24s in the USA. Call it divine intervention, luck, faith, or whatever…
THE PYOA CONTEST 5TH PLACE STORY
By: Justin Spence
It all started back in 1947 when off the Auster of England assembly line rolled a shining new Auster J2 Arrow. An aircraft very similar to the Taylorcraft BC-12. It wasn’t known at the…
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THE PYOA CONTEST 4TH PLACE STORY
By: Emily Herron
Having grown up around aviation and now working in the aviation industry, I have met many pilots and aircraft owners. I’ve heard some incredible stories of how they came to own their most…
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THE PYOA CONTEST 3RD PLACE STORY
By: Matthew Northway
“CLEAR.” I walk the 8-foot wooden prop through its arc below the nose of this Brunner-Winkle Bird. A cloud of smoke blooms and the engine settles into a throaty chuff-chuff-chuffing…
THE PYOA CONTEST 2ND PLACE STORY
By: Dewey Davenport
On June 28, 2016, I became the caretaker of one of the most important aircraft in the American barnstorming era. In 1927, Ivan Gates, general manager and co-owner of the Gates Flying Circus,…
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THE PYOA CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNING STORY
By: Brittany Lozier Moon
As a middle school teacher, when I introduce myself to my students, I always tell them that I grew up at the airport. The questionable looks and glances always…
Aircraft: Kitfox Model VII - Rotax EP912STI
Nat Esser, from Edmonton, Canada may be a newcomer to STOL Drag racing, but she has been working to perfect her aggressive forward slip ever since she first learned to fly gliders with the Royal…
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STOL Drag Landing and Take-Off Events take a traditional STOL (Short TakeOff / Landing) competition to the next level. It is extremely spectator friendly and it challenges the pilots like never before. Pilots fly straight 2000' down and back…
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For as long as I can remember, I could not wait to become a pilot. I was so impatient to fly that I wanted to be ready to solo on my 16th birthday, the very first day I could legally fly an airplane by myself. This is the story of how I made that dream come true, and the people who helped and inspired me along the way.
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We asked our Instagram 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 amazing entries. Read a few stories below.
The Green Dot is a podcast created by aviation enthusiasts for their fellow aviation enthusiasts. The podcast features EAA and aviation news, general aviation topics, history, personal experiences from hosts and guests, and plenty more. This…
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Last summer we handed over the keys to the Pilot Your Own Adventure #FOcamper to Josh Flowers from Aviation101films and Chelsea Smith (@highmaintenance_chels) to take it on an adventure of a lifetime. They traveled all over the country before…
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Aviation families and rusty pilot dreams, with Flight Outfitters' Mark Glassmeyer.
Our very own Mark Glassmeyer sat down with the John Zimmerman from Sporty's on the Pilot's Discretion Podcast. Learn about his simple plan for his student…
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The PYOA Contest Grand Prize Winning Story
by Peter Shannon
In the pioneer days, Saint Joseph, Missouri defined the frontier. Before the transcontinental railroad and telegraph, it was a natural assembly point for westbound pioneer wagon trains.…
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The PYOA Contest 2nd Place Story
By Sheera Kaizerman
My boyfriend Reid loves to collect things. I don’t necessarily mean physical things, but for as long as I’ve known him, he’s always had a to do list. Sure, the list has mundane things…
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Meet the Winners of the 2023 Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest
May Pilot Spotlight: Leigh Coates
Learn to Fly Contest
WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH NATIONAL STOL!
5 EPIC HIKES IN MT. RAINIER
2 New Airport Diagram T-Shirts added to collection
Hit the trail with Flight Outfitters Gear
March Pilot Spotlight: Mason Rowe
STOL Drag teams up with National STOL for WayneAmerica Fly-In
2022 Recap – best videos, stories, and new gear!
High Sierra Fly-in Video (part 2) released!
Piloting our own adventure in the High Sierra
Flight Outfitters becomes the official apparel partner of Angle of Attack
B24 Bomber Ride
The Little Auster
Cub 45H – My Family’s Legacy
A Taperwing’s Tapestry
The pilots of STOL Drag: Nat Esser
What is STOL drag?
Fly Before You Drive: Solo on 16th Birthday
EAA’s The Green Dot — Flight Outfitters Founder Mark Glassmeyer
Pilot Your Own Adventure Trailer
Pilot’s Discretion Podcast with Flight Outfitters’ Mark Glassmeyer
Following the Oregon and California Trails
The Mass Mass Airport Tour: A Visit to All of Massachusetts’ Public Use Airports in 24 Hours