What every pilot needs to have in their flight bag

Jason Schappert of MZeroA.com has put together a great 5 minute video in response to a question asked about what a pilot should have in their flight bag. The items mentioned by Jason included:

  • Kneeboards. A kneeboard is a simple piece of metal and elastic that has a hook for a pin. Jason uses a ASA-VFR kneeboard which costs around US$10 to keep everything he needs on there including different frequencies that you may need to use, the FAA flight plan, VFR cloud clearance requirements and other important information. 
  • Headset. Jason uses a Zulus headset but he also mentioned a Bose headset. Both are higher end and very expensive headsets. However, Jason noted that you should not be afraid to spend extra money on a good quality headset – especially a noise canceling model.
  • Handheld Radios with an Adapter. Jason noted that not only should you have a handheld radio but you should also have one with an adapter so that you can plug your headset in and hear into it. This is especially useful if the cockpit is loud and you can’t hear the speaker. Jason also noted that there is a new Sporty’s model, the SP-200, which lets you do nav and tune through a VOR

At the end of the video, Jason asked viewers to leave a comment about any important item left out and he will then select the best item for part 2 of his video with the commenter receiving a free Sporty’s flight bag. Already, Jason has received nearly 70 thoughtful comments in response to his contest.


One Response to What every pilot needs to have in their flight bag

  1. Jason Schappert August 1, 2010 at 02:22 #

    Hey Matt!

    Thank you so much for the post! Really appreciate it!

    The comments on that post have been awesome well over 70 now! It's amazing at how great the aviation community can be! I encourage everyone to not only watch the video but go dig through those comments! There are some REALLY good ones!


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