February 2015 Issue

Pilot Flight Bags: A Tote For Every Purpose

Our top picks are flexible designs from Jeppesen, ASA and Sporty’s. Brightline’s FLEX wins for innovation.

Flight bags become a part of our aviation lives. We somehow become attached to those glorified grocery bags we use to schlep our flight gear around—so spending a little time making a selection is worth the effort. Chances are you’re going to have it for a long time. There is a bewildering selection of bags—we quit counting at 70 different offerings. However, before even looking at a flight bag, we believe that the selection process should begin with a thoughtful assessment of the type of flying you do, followed by consideration as to what you truly need to have with you in an airplane and how you want it organized. A good flight bag is all about organization and convenience for you as pilot in command.

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