Pilot and Crew Supplies
On an very regular basis pilots are going to need new or updated VFR sectionals, approach maps, pencils, headsets and maybe a new tripkit or updates for their Jeppesen or Bottlang flight manual or even want to switch to an electronic version of these publications (weight savings!).
On this page we have collected a short list of pilot shops which have an abundance of items a pilot will ever need in his or her career. Paying them a personal visit can also be very interesting and worth while.
A number of stores (if not all) are present during air shows like AERO in Friedrichshafen (Germany, EU), Oshkosh (US) and Sun and Fun in Florida (US). Try to be there! TIP: It sometimes pays to wait until the last day of the show to buy anything, prices usually drop near closing time of the fair and you should be able to get a bargain then, but be quick as you will not be the only one waiting for that.
The list of shops below is nowhere near complete. If you find that one is not listed send us an email and we will update this list and be very thankful if you would donate to our site as compensation to keep it running.
- US Wings -- US Wings, Inc. 561 E. Hines Hill Road Hudson, Ohio 44236. Serving customers worldwide
- Pooleys Flight Equipment Ltd. -- Located in the UK, Elstree Aerodrome Herts. WD6 3AW
- The Flying Shop -- Uk based, Mercury House, Vulcan Way, New Addington, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 9UG U.K.
- Airport Pilot Shop -- Airport Pilot Shop, 200 Aviation Dr N #10, Naples, FL 34104
- The Pilot Shop -- Dutch pilot shop located on Lelystad airport (EHLE), open 7 days a week
- Pilot Supplies dot nl -- Dutch Online web shop dedicated to the private and professional pilot
- Pilot Supplies dot com -- Pilot Mall, Aviation Superstore, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
- Pilotshop dot hu -- All What a Pilot and Plane Needs
- Jeppesen Sanderson -- Making every mission possible
- Transair Flight Equipment -- Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, BN43 5PA, UK Based
- Pilot Store US -- US Pilot Shop located in Illinois
- Sporty's Pilot Shop -- Famous well known pilot shop from Batavia, Ohio. Ships worldwide
- Friebe Luftfahrtbedarf -- German pilot shop from Mannheim, on the airport
- Down Under Pilot Shop -- Located in NZ and in Australia, just in case you happen to get there..
Most pilot shops take and ship orders worldwide, some even have representation in other countries (Aircraft Spruce) and ship from there. This saves time and you have the item that much sooner. Be sure to have a credit card nearby!