They say it’s not the gift, the thought that counts- but when you need to find the perfect gift for the aviation enthusiast (a.k.a AvGeeks), here are some ideas!
Christmas Light Flights
Experience the magic of Christmas from the nighttime sky over Montgomery County in a Commemorative Air Force’s vintage aircraft. Take the family into the skies to view the sparking sights of Conroe and The Woodlands lit up for the holidays on Commemorative Air Force’s Little Raider, the Beechcraft Model 18 / C-45 Navy JRB Transport plane. (One of only 250 still airworthy in the world.)
Scheduled Flights from Conroe North Houston Regional Airport (CXO):
- Friday / Saturdays: December 11, 12, 18 and 19th at 6PM, 6:45PM and 7:30PM
- Thursday, December 31st at 6PM, 6:45PM and 7:30PM
To make a reservation for the Commemorative Air Force’s Christmas Light Flights, call 1-855-359-2217.
Support the B-17 Texas Raiders
The US built 12,731 B-17s, and today only five are actively flying. The Commemorative Air Force’s B-17, Texas Raiders was the first B-17 acquired solely for the purpose of education and use as a flying museum. This September, Texas Raiders suffered performance issues with an engine while in transit, the flight crew safely landed the aircraft. The failed engine overhaul is estimated to cost CAF $50,000, therefore CAF is asking for donations! With your $1,000 or more donation, you’d receive a Supporter Patch, a Challenge Coin, a Texas Raiders crew cap and a certificate for a flight in the Gulf Coast Wing SNJ advanced trainer – not only a great cause, but a great gift idea as well! Click here to donate.
Aviation Gin is distilled using a proprietary maceration recipe that produces a pure medley of botanical flavor. It all starts with our precise blend of botanicals – cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two kinds of orange peel. The botanicals are suspended in a pure, neutral grain spirit for 18 hours in macerating tanks. Aviation Gin is available to purchase online or at a fine spirit shop near you.
LEGO City Central Airport 60261
This 286-piece LEGO set includes everything an airport operation has. Ideal for kids over four years or older.
I Fly and I know Things. That’s What I Do.
Pets-Shirt.com offers a variety of Cat & Dog related apparel, as well as vintage aviation themed posters.
Ultimate Porsche and Embraer Duet
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and German auto icon Porsche operate on opposite ends of the transportation spectrum, but they’ve teamed up for a limited-edition pairing of their best-selling models. The $10,992,000 limited edition set, the “Duet” includes identically customized brand-new Phenom 300E light-jet and a 911 Turbo S two-door sports car, as well as a custom Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC watch and a luggage set. For more information, click here.
We put together aviation themed gift ideas annually, scroll down to see what made our list this year. From everybody at Galaxy FBO: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year & Safe Travels in 2021!