December 2015 Issue

Best LED Flashlights for Aircraft Pilots

For a rugged light with simple ergonomics, the classic Maglite is tough to beat. For advanced features at a decent price, we like Smith & Wesson.

Unless you fly a lot at night, the handful of lights you have stashed in the flight bag, glove box and map pockets are used infrequently. That makes selecting a model with decent quality important. In our experience, some models that sit for long periods while subjected to heat, cold and humidity don’t work that one time they’re needed.

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