Top 10 things every pilot needs

GATS Jar Jason Schappert of has posted an entry listing and further detailing the top 10 things that every pilots needs to own. The items he listed include: 1) FAR/AIM (latest edition), 2) Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH), 3) current charts, 4) GATS Jar (used to sump fuel and safely pour it back into a fuel tank), 5) E6B, 6) INOP covers, 7) AOPA subscription, 8) a good headset, 9) handheld radio and 10) handheld GPS.

Jason also points out that there are some things that a new pilot will need right away and other things that a new pilot can wait to get (but cannot wait to long to get). With the above items on hand, a new pilot is ready to safely take to the sky.

3 Responses to Top 10 things every pilot needs

  1. Danny V May 12, 2009 at 14:51 #

    He's just playing at a pilot's addiction to gadgets. Jason's an "enabler" of our addiction 🙂

  2. Windtee May 12, 2009 at 20:34 #

    I'll have to submit an amendment to the list.

    #1. Every pilot should never take-off or land… without wearing his/her authentic Windtee Aviation T-Shirt! =)

  3. ella February 11, 2013 at 20:28 #

    not very helpfullllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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