The Aviator’s Essentials


It’s the season of giving, and that pilot in your life can be tough to shop for. Whether you’re in search of that perfect flight-bag-gadget, or a fashion piece to complement their wardrobe, we’ve got you covered. Here is our list of aviator essentials: 

D2 Charlie 

The third-take on our popular D2 series of aviator watches, the ‘Charlie’ is by far our most advanced. With a standard feature set that includes a full-color dynamic moving map, NEXRAD weather display, airport information and more, it’s tailor-made for the cockpit. But it’s just as useful day-to-day, with activity tracking, multisport features, a heart-rate monitor, smart notifications plus much more. Starting at $799 USD


aera 660

Get our latest aviation technology in the palm of your hand with our newest aera series product. The aera 660 features a built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver and 5-inch sunlight-readable, intuitive touchscreen display. Keep an eye on traffic and weather when connected to compatible devices, including our GDL 39 series and GDL 52 series products. $749 USD


Garmin Pilot

An aviation app designed for both Apple and Android devices, Garmin Pilot makes flight planning, filing, flying and logging a cinch. Check the weather, calculate your weight and balance, review NOTAMs and much more all on your mobile device. Subscriptions start at $74.99 USD

VIRB Ultra 30 In-Cockpit Bundle

An action camera bundle with the aviator in mind. Our VIRB Ultra 30 In-Cockpit Bundle captures Ultra HD 4K/30fps footage with 3-axis image stabilization for any of those unsteady flight conditions you may encounter. Plus, a headset audio cable lets you overlay cockpit and ATC audio, and a prop filter takes away that annoying propeller distortion from the video. $499.99 USD

D2 Bravo

The predecessor to our new D2 Charlie, the D2 Bravo packs a powerful, yet beautiful punch. The standard ‘Bravo’ version is thin and lightweight with an attractive bezel and premium leather band. Get many of our functions including Direct-to and Nearest Airport buttons, along with a plethora of activity tracking and multisport profiles. Want wrist-based heartrate? Check out the ‘Titanium’ version of the Bravo for that. Starting at $549 USD

GDL 52

Get SiriusXM aviation weather and radio, plus subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic on your compatible mobile device with our GDL 52. And if you’re using a mobile iOS or Android device running Garmin Pilot, GDL 52 wirelessly provides GPS position data, plus backup attitude data too! $1199 USD

GDL 51

Don’t need ADS-B weather or traffic data? Check out our GDL 51. It’s looks nearly identical to the GDL 52, and provides the same GPS position data and backup attitude wirelessly on a compatible mobile device, but receives only SiriusXM satellite aviation weather and audio entertainment. $699 USD

VIRB 360

If your aviation adventure is worth remembering, it’s definitely worth remembering in 360. This camera captures full 360-degree video and audio with spherical stabilization and built-in sensors for G-Metrix data overlays. Epic flights will never be forgotten. $799.99 USD


Whether you’re camping in the backcountry or cruising at altitude, keep in touch with loved ones with our inReach series satellite communicators. Send and receive text messages from anywhere in the world, plan and track your trip, trigger an SOS message in case of emergency plus more. And they even wirelessly connect with Garmin Pilot. Unit prices start at $399.99 – subscription required.

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