Every pilot needs to be properly kitted out when taking to the skies. Here are 6 great places where you can get your aviation gear, equipment and apparel

1) AvMap

Phone: +39 0585 772 305


AvMap Ultra EFIS is a unique device in its category providing Air data, Attitude, Altitude and Heading Reference for your flight, including a GPS receiver and Jeppesen database for navigation on the HSI.

It contains 3-axis solid-state gyros, accelerometers, magnetic field sensors, air data sensors and features a 3.5″ sunlight readable display. The compact (3.74″ x 3.74″ x 3.07″) and light weighted (8.1 oz) EFIS fits in a 3 1/8″ standard panel hole and connects to the aircraft Pitot-static system to provide reliable and advanced ADAHRS.

Through RS232 serial connections the system can send out GPS data (NMEA-0183) to external devices. Where a backup ASI, altimeter and compass are required in LAA aircraft, AvMap Ultra EFIS may be used as electronic backup instrument.

An LAA inspector will need to make a Permit Maintenance Release (PMR) entry in the airframe logbook quoting the Technical Leaflet reference TL 3.20. RRP: £ 880.

2) GlobalStar

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. Unit 10, The Hyde Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin, Ireland eusales@findmespot.com

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The Spot X 2-Way Satellite Messenger provides 2-way satellite messaging so you can stay connected to family, friends and colleagues whenever you’re outside of mobile range, including direct communication with Search & Rescue services in case of life-threatening emergency.

Features include:

Compass: Built-in compass, altitude and programmable waypoints to help you navigate.

Message: Exchange messages with any mobile phone number or email address from virtually anywhere in the world.

S.O.S: Send an S.O.S. to the 24/7 Search & Rescue center, message back and forth about the nature of your emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way.

Tracking: Select from 2½, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minute tracking intervals.

Check-in: Quickly and easily let everyone know you’re OK.

Until June 31 save €96 and get advanced service for the cost of basic service

3) Pooleys

Millfield Close, Cranfield, Bedford, MK43 0JF | +44 (0)20 8207 3749 | sales@pooleys.com

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From Ireland to Greece, from Portugal to Norway, buy your 2019 European Charts from Pooleys.

Pooleys have been providing flying and navigation equipment to the global aviation industry since 1957 and 2017 saw them celebrate their 60th Anniversary.

Pilots in all flying disciplines benefit from Pooleys’ expertise in supplying an extensive range of flight equipment to meet any specification, including bespoke equipment requirements.

From flight guides to headsets, aircraft accessories to GPS, Pooleys now provide a range of over 2700 product SKUs including aviation’s most recognisable brands.

4) Laco

Laco Uhrenmanufaktur GmbH, Rastatter Strasse 8, 75179 Pforzheim, Germany | +49 (0) 7231/15750 | info@laco.de

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The German watch manufacturer Laco has a company history stretching back to the year 1925 and thus laid the foundation for a very traditional business.

During the 40s the company manufactured the legendary 55mm pilot watches and soon became known for their incredibly accurate and reliable timepieces.

Developed and assembled with expert craftsmanship in their small workshop in Pforzheim, Germany, Laco’s watches are known for their precision, clarity, and — maybe most of all — their character, derived from a passionate devotion to getting the details right. The current collection ranges from aviator watches, with the historical look or modern interpretations, to navy watches, elegant chronographs and purist classic models.

Timeless style and design are combined with quality to produce stunning pieces that look as good with a suit as with jeans and a t-shirt. The model shown is the “Aachen” with automatic movement which is available in different sizes and colours.

5) Trig


Trig’s TN72 GPS Position Source is the obvious ADS-B Out upgrade for any pilot flying with a Trig transponder. Flying in busy skies with a TN72 will reduce your risk of collision and improve flight safety.

Installing a TN72 with a Trig transponder allows ADS-B In equipped aircraft to ‘electronically’ see you. The TN72 is certified to TS0-C199, making you visible to all ADS-B In traffic devices, this certification assures you will be seen.

The TN72 is incredibly light-weight (only 110g), easy to install and affordable (list price £297 ex.tax.). Fitting a TN72 and GPS antenna is a small price for enhanced visibility and peace of mind.

Trig offer two antenna types: The TA70 – a fully certified WAAS GPS antenna (list price £270 ex.tax) and the TA50 – a compact antenna in either one-metre (list price £49 ex.tax) or three-metre (list price £54 ex.tax) lengths.



SEHT headsets are designed and built to the highest exacting standards you demand.

They pride themselves on being able to offer reliable and high performance products at a price point that until now is unheard of.

They don’t just rest there though as they back this up with a five-year warranty and unrivalled after care service so you can rest assured your SEHT product will be performing as you expect just when you expect.

The SH40 series of Carbon Fibre headsets broke new ground when they were released last year with unmatched weight saving and performance.

Not satisfied with that they have further improved the SH40-60 and SH40-80 with a sleek designed all Carbon Fibre Headband along with a few other improvements making them even lighter and better performing than ever.


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