Category Archives: Product Information

New Aviation Posters

We just added a line of new aviation postersAP992 that are both educational and artsy.  The good news is that they are priced low!  My favorite educational poster is the Basics of Flight which covers everything from the four forces affecting flight to proper pattern procedures.  I think every FBO should have this one in their lobby.

And who doesn’t love the High Flight poem?  The poem is beautifully rendered on the poster as a plane ascends into the clouds.   Frame it and you have a wonderful art print for the wall.  Check out the other educational posters under Aviation Art.   Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™

Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill – Landing is the First

It is said that any landing you can walk away from is a good one.  Here are some pilots who followed that adage.

Late last week a pilot landed is a backyard outside Sacramento, CA & walked away.

 A father & daughter landed in tress in the Rocky Montains.  They used parts of the airplane for survival until rescued.  They both walked away with only minor scratches.

Fortunately, I’ve never had an emergency landing but kudos to these pilots for quick thinking in emergency situations.

See Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill sign2nd-greatest-thrill at Tailwinds.com

Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™

Gifts for Pilots

Many times we are asked to make recommendations of a gift for a pilot.   These are always fun conversations because the callers are always so excited about the large and diverse selection of aviation themed gifts items that we offer at Tailwinds.

One of our newer items is the Airplane Propeller Letter Opener (G800).  Priced at under $15.00 this quality, classy looking letter opener is useful and also has bearings that allow the propeller to turn.  As someone that is fidgeting with items on the desk while on the phone, I must say I enjoy spinning this prop.

One of our staple pilot gifts is the enduring poem High Flight woven into a 3-ply throw (AG400).  The High Flight poem, by John Gillespie Magee Jr.,high flight throw captures the spirit and purity flight.  His poem simply encapsulates the freedom of flight that many of us feel when we go aloft.  This airplane throw or small blanket is perfect for the den when you need a little something extra to fend off the cooler night air.

Our Pilot Wine Caddy (G167) can be the next hit at your party.  This item is so unique that at my last get-together it became a fun conversation piece.  People loved the wine caddy and they weren’t even pilots!  I like it even more because it is one of the “green” products that we sell.  It is crafted from 100% recycled steel and copper. 

Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™