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.