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Flight Outfitters Launches New Centerline Backpack

Flight Outfitters is very proud to introduce the Centerline Backpack. “Over the past several years we have received hundreds of PIREPs from our customers asking if we had a backpack, or if we could make a backpack. The Centerline Backpack represents 18 months of development efforts because in true Flight Outfitters form, we did not want to just make a ‘me too,’ run-of-the-mill backpack,” said Flight Outfitters President Mark Glassmeyer.

The Flight Outfitters team of pilots analyzed customer feedback and talked with their Ambassadors to design the Centerline. “We feel confident the Centerline possesses the same ‘magic recipe’ as our Lift bag, which is the perfect blend of functionality and simplicity, all at a retail price under $100,” said Flight Outfitters Sales Coordinator Shannon Whitaker. The Centerline backpack is the 7th flight bag Flight Outfitters has released since it started with the Lift and Thrust flight bags in 2015. The addition of the Centerline to the Flight Outfitters product offering gives aviators a choice of virtually every style flight bag they may want for their particular mission.

One of most unique features of the Centerline is the ability to utilize the entire center compartment or section it off via a fold-down flap. This divides the main compartment of the backpack into two separate sections, each with its own access point. The Centerline Backpack retails for $99.95 at all of your favorite aviation retailers.

 

Centerline Backpack
A unique backpack for the modern pilot.

The Centerline Backpack has organization for all the aviation gear you carry, but is versatile enough to use every day. There is a dedicated headset slot, plus a padded tablet/computer pocket. There are plenty of elastic pockets inside the top flap to keep your cords and electronic accessories organized, and the center divider can be folded down to create one large storage area. Whether you’re at the airport, the office or the classroom, the Centerline makes it easy to move back and forth as your gear changes.

Features:

  • Slim line design stores all your gear with a minimal footprint
  • Side access computer and iPad pocket
  • Side entry headset pocket
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • External mesh water bottle pocket
  • Fuel tester pocket with pin holder
  • Pass thru cable port allows you to charge your iPad while stowed
  • Divided center section keeps gear organized
  • Two zippered pockets on the front for quick access

Padded back separates to slide over the handle of your rolling luggage.

For more information, or to find a Flight Outfitters dealer,
please visit FlightOutfitters.com.

Mark Glassmeyer: 513-688-7365 mglassmeyer@flightoutfitters.com

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All-New Flight Outfitters Shirts and Hats Ready for Summer Flying Adventures

Summer flying adventures demand comfortable wear and Flight Outfitters’ super-soft poly blend T-shirt matched with a Flight Outfitters pilot hat provide the go-to style for summer flying fun.

The Sunset T-shirt was recently redesigned and is available in heather navy with a float plane landing at sunset; the Mountain Range T-shirt comes in heather royal blue and features a mountain range and a floatplane; finally, the Outfitters T is white with bold, orange lettering. All T-shirts proclaim, “Pilot your own adventure.”

“Pilots like us know that flying an airplane is an adventure in itself that transports us to our next adventure whether it’s in the mountains or on the beach or anywhere there’s a strip for us to land,” says Flight Outfitters Founder Mark Glassmeyer. “We’ve always urged our customers to ‘Pilot your own adventure.’”

New this season are three styles of pilot hats. The first is a trucker-style hat with mesh back designed for coolness, with the Flight Outfitters logo. The Trucker Hat is available in dark gray or royal blue. A second new style is the khaki Sunset Hat, with “Flight Outfitters” underneath a mountain sunset. The Guide Hat is royal blue with a floatplane. All Flight Outfitters’ hats come with an adjustable strap in the back for a comfortable fit, but without the top-of-the hat-button to avoid “headset headache” caused by the hat’s button drilling into your scalp.

The Flight Outfitters T-shirts are available in sizes small through 2XL for $24.95 (all sizes) and the Flight Outfitters Hats are available for $24.95, one size fits most. All merchandise may be purchased through a Flight Outfitters dealer or at FlightOutfitters.com.

About Flight Outfitters:
With its roots in general aviation, Flight Outfitters’ first product was a line of stylish, durable and flight-functional bags for pilots. Soon apparel, kneeboards, flashlights and other pilot supplies were added to its offerings.  Today outdoor adventurists have discovered Flight Outfitters and have come to rely on its functional, sturdy and reliable products. Whatever the community, Flight Outfitters invites its customers to “Pilot Your Own Adventure.” Flight Outfitters Founder Mark Glassmeyer is an avid general aviation pilot whose grandfather, a member of the World War II B-24 bomb group, is his aviation role model.

For More Information, Contact:
Shannon Whitaker
Sales Coordinator
P: 513-688-7300
swhitaker@flightoutfitters.com

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Flight Outfitters Launches Enhanced Kneeboards – Kneeboard specifically designed for in-flight iPad use

Flight Outfitters now offers an enhanced version of its popular kneeboards, designed to hold any iPad, up to the 10.5” iPad Pro. Available in two sizes, large and small, the Flight Outfitters Kneeboard maintains the same features and price as the original kneeboard but with added versatility to accommodate the range of iPads in use.

“I noticed in my own flying that pilots are transitioning to larger iPads that are kept in bulkier cases,” said Flight Outfitters Founder Mark Glassmeyer. “That observation led to talking to dozens of pilots and reading through hundreds of PIREPs where we determined that our kneeboard needed a redesign.”

The Flight Outfitters iPad Kneeboards take cockpit organization to a whole new level. Loaded with innovative, pilot friendly features, these kneeboards provide a sturdy mounting bracket for an iPad. Updated design uses expandable loops to securely hold the corners of the iPad to the bracket. This allows you to keep your iPad in your case instead of removing it for every flight.

“The bracket rotates for both portrait and landscape orientation. The side of the kneeboard has a structured pocket that, when unzipped, creates a rigid platform. This platform is sized perfectly for a small 3″ x 5″ notepad (included) or cellphone. Lined with soft felt, this platform holds any size of iPhone. The unique design is completely reversible for use on either of the pilot’s leg, secured by an elastic leg strap to hold the kneeboard in place. The kneeboard comes with a drawstring bag for storage.

Other features of the Flight Outfitters Kneeboard are:

  • Fold down platform
  • Rotating iPAD Cradle
  • Non-slip underside
  • Padded back
  • Pen – Stylus pocket
  • Note pad
  • Mesh pocket
  • Extra thick elastic strap
  • Sturdy strap clip

Flight Outfitters iPad Small Kneeboard [FO-KB2-SM] is available for $59.95. Flight Outfitters iPad Large Kneeboard [FO-KB2-LG] is available for $69.95. Either may be purchased at FlightOutfitters.com or through Flight Outfitters dealers

About Flight Outfitters:
With its roots in general aviation, Flight Outfitters’ first product was a line of stylish, durable and flight-functional bags for pilots. Soon apparel, kneeboards, flashlights and other pilot supplies were added to its offerings. Today outdoor adventurists have discovered Flight Outfitters and have come to rely on its functional, sturdy and reliable products. Whatever the community, Flight Outfitters invites its customers to “Pilot Your Own Adventure.” Flight Outfitters Founder Mark Glassmeyer is an avid general aviation pilot whose grandfather, a member of the World War II B-24 bomb group, is his aviation role model.

For More Information, Contact:
Shannon Whitaker
Sales Coordinator
P: 513-688-7300
swhitaker@flightoutfitters.com

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Flight Outfitters Introduces Bush Pilot Jacket

The bomber jacket for the modern pilot

Flight Outfitters is proud to introduce the latest addition to its growing selection of pilot apparel. The Bush Pilot Jacket has a rugged design specifically made for pilots, but with modern styling that will be at home outside the cockpit. Its water-resistant exterior blocks out wind and rain, and can stand up to almost any abuse. The Bush Pilot jacket is as comfortable on the inside as it is tough on the outside, with a quilted body lining and Sherpa accents to keep any pilot warm.

“The Bush Pilot Jacket is essential equipment for your next adventure, whether you’re flying seaplanes in Alaska or splitting wood in your backyard,” says Flight Outfitters Founder Mark Glassmeyer. “It’s the bomber jacket for the modern pilot.”

Designed with the pilot in mind, Flight Outfitters Bush Pilot Jacket has a pleated bi-swing action back to make it easy to move your arms in the cockpit without restriction. Adjustable snap side tabs gives a pilot more room to breathe when seated, which makes this jack perfect for long flights. The oversized cuffs are specifically designed to accommodate large pilot watches, and various pockets accent the jacket, both for handwarming along with stowing of sunglasses or displaying a ramp ID. Three inside chest pockets organize your cell phone and small accessories.

“On a recent backcountry flying trip in Alaska, I was inspired by the toughness of bush pilots and their airplanes, so we designed a jacket to thrive in that environment,” adds Glassmeyer. “The super-duty 12 oz. cotton duck fabric is water resistant, the oversized front zipper is brass, and the main seams are all double-stitched.”

The Flight Outfitters Bush Pilot Jacket [FO-M-BPJACKET] will be available this fall in men’s sizes small through 2XL and may be purchased for $99.95 at FlightOutfitters.com or through Flight Outfitters dealers

For More Information, Contact:
Shannon Whitaker
Sales Coordinator
P: 513-688-7300
swhitaker@flightoutfitters.com

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Pilot Your Own Adventure: Destination Seldovia

Flight Outfitters, creators of rugged, feature-rich gear for pilots, has released its second video in a series that complements the company tagline: Pilot Your Own Adventure.

The second video in the series takes the viewer to Seldovia, Alaska, a town on the Kenai Peninsula with a population of just 255 people at the last census.

“Seldovia is not for everyone. Entertainment includes hiking, fishing, salmon-watching, berry picking and clamming,” said Flight Outfitters President Mark Glassmeyer. “One of the hiking trails is called the Otter-bahn because of the wildlife viewing.”

Even a weekend pilot has a spirit of adventure. What’s your own adventure? If casinos appeal to you more than berry picking, Flight Outfitters wants to know. Share your own pilot adventure with Flight Outfitters by using #PilotYourOwnAdventure on social media. You can also share your adventures with Flight Outfitters on the “Contact Us” page of the company website at FlightOutfitters.com/contact-us.

For More Information, Contact:
Shannon Whitaker
Sales Coordinator
P: 513-688-7300
swhitaker@flightoutfitters.com

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Flight Outfitters Lift XL and Lift XL Pro Bags Best-selling flight bag now in a larger size

Flight Outfitters has a reputation for making some of the hardest working, best looking flight bags in the world. The new Lift XL is a larger version of the top-rated Lift Bag, adding more room for storage (including two headsets) and more organization options, all while retaining the signature design features that make Flight Outfitters bags so useful in the cockpit.

Also new, for the first time, Flight Outfitters is introducing a new bag in two different color options. The Lift XL features the classic Flight Outfitters color scheme of black, grey, and orange, but for professional pilots who prefer an understated, all-black look, the Lift XL Pro is ideal. The Lift XL Pro has a solid black exterior but with the signature orange interior so items are easy to find in the dark. Both bags slide over your rolling luggage for easy transport.

Features:

  • Spacious front compartment with generous padding protects two headsets
  • Removable divider allows you to reconfigure front compartment quickly
  • Four elastic battery holders mean you’ll always have extra headset batteries
  • Large center pocket has a quick-access area for storing your tablet
  • Separate center section accommodates laptop computers, even larger 15” models
  • Back pocket includes six small and three medium mesh pockets to keep cords organized
  • Interior zip pocket stores passports, ID or other sensitive documents
  • Rear slash pocket stores paperwork, or can be unzipped to slide over rolling luggage handles
  • Quick-access exterior pockets for flashlights and pens
  • Steel reinforced carry handle can withstand heavy loads
  • Padded shoulder strap makes the Lift XL easy to carry, but is easily removed
  • Bright orange interior makes it easy to find even the smallest items

Measures 18”w x 10.5”h x 9”d overall.

The Lift XL Bag and Lift XL Pro are each available for $149.95. Either may be purchased at FlightOutfitters.com or through Flight Outfitters dealers.

About Flight Outfitters
With its roots in general aviation, Flight Outfitters’ first product was a line of stylish, durable and flight-functional bags for pilots. Soon apparel, kneeboards, flashlights and other pilot supplies were added to its offerings. Today outdoor adventurists have discovered Flight Outfitters and have come to rely on its functional, sturdy and reliable products. Whatever the community, Flight Outfitters invites its customers to “Pilot Your Own Adventure.” Flight Outfitters Founder Mark Glassmeyer is an avid general aviation pilot whose grandfather, a member of the World War II B-24 bomb group, is his aviation role model.

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The Bush Pilot Jacket from Flight Outfitters – the Bomber Jacket for the 21st Century

This new jacket is essential equipment for your next adventure, whether you’re flying seaplanes in Alaska or splitting wood in your back yard. Its rugged exterior blocks out wind and rain, and can stand up to almost any abuse. But the Bush Pilot jacket is as comfortable on the inside as it is tough on the outside, with a quilted body lining and Sherpa accents to keep you warm. It’s the bomber jacket for the modern pilot.

Features:

  • Sherpa accents on collar and cuffs, reminiscent of WWII bomber jackets, keep you warm during cold pre-flights
  • Two hand-warmer front pockets, lined in Sherpa for extra warmth and comfort
  • Zippered chest pocket is perfect for storing sunglasses or displaying your ramp ID
  • Adjustable snap side tabs give you more room to breathe when seated, perfect for long flights
  • Made from heavy duty, 12 oz. duck fabric
  • Pleated, bi-swing action back makes it easy to move arms
  • Inside chest pocket for phone