The holiday season is officially upon us and that means it’s time to find the perfect gift for the AvGeek in your life. Pilots and aviation enthusiasts are all alike in the fact that they are difficult to buy for. With their very particular and expensive tastes, finding a gift they really want isn’t always easy.
When it comes to gifts for the holidays; we decided to create a guide for you and compiled a selection of aviation related gifts that your loved ones will definitely not be returning (or re-gifting)!
Black Walnut Café Gift Cards
Our Black Walnut Café, on the top floor of Galaxy FBO, is a unique experience where you can have breakfast, brunch or lunch overlooking the Lone star Executive airport runway. Unlike any other airport diners, our Conroe location features a $100 burger that comes with a great burger and a $100 gift card. Until December 24th if you buy a $100 gift card you will receive a $20 gift card for free.
Help your pilot find their way to Galaxy FBO at KCXO. A perfect and functional gift for any pilot is a subscription to ForeFlight Intelligent apps for pilots. ForeFlight integrates charts, airport information and FBO data utilizing NOAA, Federal Aviation Administration, AOPA and Universal weather sources. This unique combination of information provides Foreflight customers access to important information covering all the airports in the USA.
Bose A-20 Aviation Headset
The Bose Aviation headsets are equipped with noise reduction, stable fit and clear audio for reliable communications. The built in Bluetooth will make sure you can contact your loved one in every phase of flight and the unmatched clarity will ensure that when your loved one calls Galaxy FBO on 130.52 MHz , they will always get the customer service they deserve!
B52 Brewery Tours in Conroe
B-52 Brewing Co based in Conroe Texas was named after the B-52 Stratofortress, the most iconic American symbol in the world of military aviation. B-52 brewery was built and designed with the look and feel of aircraft hangars and also features a Taphouse built around an ammunition container. Tours of the Brewery are now available on Saturdays 12pm to 4pm.
Handheld Icom radio
While having lunch on the balcony of the Black Walnut Café, you can use the Handheld Icom radio to hear the aircraft as you’re watching them come in to land. This is essential for any pilot in training or just for a little fun.
IFly Gift Card
We know what pilots say when SkyDiving is mentioned – ‘I’ll never jump out of a perfectly good airplane’. Well now you don’t have to. IFly is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. IFly is opening its newest location in North Houston’s Oak Ridge North, coming January of 2015. You can give the gift of flight this Christmas by purchasing a gift card.
Vintage Airline Posters
You may have noticed our aviation themed posters hanging in the Black Walnut Café Conroe. These prints of vintage airline posters, used when airlines commissioned artists to create advertisements, are perfect for the office of any AvGeek. We love them and we know that you will too.
RC Hobbies of The Woodlands
RC Hobbies of The Woodlands has a massive collection of RC airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks and boats. Whatever your AvGeek’s experience level, RC Hobbies has the machine for them, starting with a full beginner package for under $200. Andy and his team at RC Hobbies are experienced and knowledgeable. They will make sure you can start this fun and exciting hobby on the right foot.
Dinner at Hubbell & Hudson Bistro
Executive Chef Austin Simmons of Hubbell & Hudson Bistro has created an exclusive culinary experience, with a frequently changing seasonal menu created from the best ingredients sourced locally and from throughout the world. The bar lounge has handcrafted cocktails one of which ‘Bistro 24’ features Hangar One, a home grown vodka named after the World War II Aircraft Hangar in which it is distilled and bottled.
Is your pilot always trying to share their flying stories? Why not make it a little easier with the most compact and versatile camera on the market. GoPro has quickly become the industry standard for filming those hard to capture moments. Galaxy FBO even used the GoPro for filming the Beech talk fly-in event – click on the link to see the power of this amazing camera. http://youtu.be/A4tpLDvl8ao
For $2 million you can purchase the Cirrus Vision SF50 available in 2015. The Cirrus V-tail private jet is designed to be flown without a First Officer and is the ultimate in personal transportation. This luxurious jet is designed to maximize space while still maintaining the safety and quality shown in all Cirrus aircraft.
Leather Flight Jacket
Keep the rain off that nicely pressed pilot shirt with this vintage Leather Flight Jacket. Of course, parked at Galaxy FBO under our canopy, you probably won’t need this but for travels further afield this jacket is an essential and functional gift for every sharp looking pilot.
3D Robotics Iris+
This is the ultimate in video selfies; with an optional GoPro mount configuration this drone is not only highly advance but also easy to use. The Iris+ has ‘follow me’ technology, which allows it to follow via your GPS enabled android device giving you the ability to film every step from a Birdseye view.
Truly adorable and one of a kind baby bib for your little captain! Each bib can be customized to feature the airline of choice and is handmade and authentic. Every baby needs the proper uniform when the airplane comes into land.
Busytown Busy, Busy Airport Game
This hands-on, highly entertaining game uses aviation to foster your youngsters’ imaginations as they fly around town delivering passengers to various destinations. With hours of entertainment, this is a must have for your little AvGeek.
And if you’re feeling really generous…
If you don’t have a price limit for your gift this Christmas, then a luxury Italian car it is! The Lamborghini Huracan was recently unveiled at Galaxy FBO and we are hooked. Check out this video from the exclusive event and from everyone at Galaxy FBO we hope you have an amazing holiday season and fly safe. http://vimeo.com/111999151