Gifts for ev­ery pi­lot on your list, and some cool avi­a­tion prod­ucts you might want to put un­der the tree, or in the han­gar, for your­self.

Flying - - CONTENTS - By Rob Mark

SCHEYDEN FIXED GEAR C-130 SUN­GLASSES

Mod­eled af­ter Scheyden’s Mus­tang sun­glasses, the C-130 uses a lower lens at the nose but in­cludes a hand­crafted ul­tra­light, durable ti­ta­nium frame and slim tem­ples that will fit com­fort­ably for hours un­der a head­set. The C-130s in­clude cloi­sonné tem­ple tips for a com­fort­able fit. Soft sil­i­cone nose pads are fully ad­justable for added com­fort. Bi­fo­cal or read­ing lens op­tions are avail­able. $309; scheyden.com

BOSE PROFLIGHT AVI­A­TION HEAD­SET

ProFlight is Bose’s new­est and light­est noise-can­cel­ing head­set, weigh­ing in at just 4.9 ounces, less than half that of the pop­u­lar A20. For the ProFlight tar­get of pro­fes­sional pi­lots, Bose ditched the tra­di­tional over-ear cups for in-ear plugs that come in a va­ri­ety of sizes, so pi­lots can choose the ones that best fit their ears. Not miss­ing, though, is Bose’s world-renowned ac­tive noise-can­cel­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties, ad­justable be­tween three dif­fer­ent lev­els us­ing a clever tap con­trol on the side of the head­set frame. Each tap al­ters the blend be­tween am­bi­ent noise and noise-can­cel­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. $995.95; bose.com

CUS­TOM TAIL NUM­BER REPLICA SIGN

For pi­lots who se­ri­ously miss ev­ery mo­ment they’re sep­a­rated from their air­plane, Sporty’s will cre­ate a metal replica that looks like it was cut right off the rear fuse­lage of an air­plane it­self, right down to the riv­ets and the curve of the tin. All that’s needed are a cou­ple of high-qual­ity pho­tos of your ac­tual air­craft, and the Sporty’s folks will work their magic. $209.95; sportys.com

MATE X FOLD­ABLE ELEC­TRIC BIKE

The Mate X is a su­per­cool fold­able elec­tric bike with an au­to­like front and rear sus­pen­sion sys­tem, two disc brakes and an ul­tra­com­fort­able sad­dle. Pi­lots will find the Mate easy to place in al­most any bag­gage com­part­ment. Riders can choose to pedal the seven-speed bike, or use its 350 kW elec­tric mo­tor for pedal-free speeds up to 20 mph on rides be­tween 60 and 80 miles on a sin­gle charge. Var­i­ous Mate mod­els re­tail for $899 to $1,299. mate.bike

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