How about this: (prop shop at YKZ has it on special at $129 I believe)
http://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/ps ... ghtBag.php
If that is an overkill for the needs, since I rather spend money on training. how about something like this:
http://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/ps ... ag_asa.php (these ones are around $60 ish). I can find a similar
multi pocket duffel/gym bag for around $12-15 in the luggage store.
Any other suggestion is appreciated.
Now, the flight bag holds stuff to and from the airport, and snacks, rarely used/emergency stuff on the backseat (and pre flight stuff - POH, Calculator etc..). Gone from a big jeppesen bag I got cheap off ebay, to a small despatch bag. For almost all dual lessons flight bag lived in the corner of the briefing room at the airport!
As usual, all up to personal taste.
I dont have it, but have seen it in use, and the first bag that you posted a link to is great!
Howerver I have flown for 5000 hours with just a back pak, but when this packs it in, I want the briteline one!
my 2 cents
Flight bags are primarily for carrying stuff from your house to your car to the airport and then perhaps the plane. To keep yourself organized in flight, I would recommend getting a Jeppesen tri-fold knee board. That is usually the only thing I take in the plane with me anymore. It has my maps, a pad of paper, a couple pens, a compact E6B, extra batteries and cables for my headset, my license, and ..... that's it.
Add some blank nav logs for detailed planning and organization and I've got everything I need to plan a cross-country on the horizontal stabilizer at a remote airport (I've done it before and made an ETA +/- 2min 60 miles away without a GPS).
Carries my headset, Garmin GPS, headlamp, pens and pencils, knee board, CFS and charts, CX-2 (Electronic E-6B), logbook, handheld radio, and a few more trinkets.
All in a bag small enough to easily lug around and have up front in the cockpit with me.
A bag is a bag. More important that you have a RayBan case on your belt, a huge watch with lots of buttons and dials, a knee board, and a spiffy green nylon, fake airforce jacket, so you look really cool in the bar/Starbucks.....
Do these jeans make my ass look big......
Doc wrote:.....More important that you have a RayBan case on your belt, a huge watch with lots of buttons and dials, a knee board, and a spiffy green nylon, fake airforce jacket, so you look really cool in the bar/Starbucks.....
Do these jeans make my ass look big......
That's it, but Doc that is so 80's, now days it's the POLICE (David Becham) sunglasses and the other fluff.
Ok, glad to hear it nobody cares for the bag. So the consensus is: to be prepared for the flight and the rest is a luggage. It's going to save me some coins too. I like this, less BS = more flying.
Thank you all
When I'm on my motorcycle somewhere, and I need to buy something
that I can't carry on the inside/front of my jacket, I go to Walmart and
buy a backpack for $10 to carry the stuff home, and they're what I use
for my flight bags.
I toss the aircraft docs, pubs, headset, wallet, licence, sunglasses,
cellphone in it and off I go. The $10 backpacks have lots of pockets
for stuff. You even have room to carry a leatherman, a roll of electrical
tape, 10 feet of 32 thou lockwire and a few footlong zipties for a repair kit.
No, no, I really liked that fancy expensive bag with the video of the guy showing all the pockets and coloured zipper pulls. It would ride in the back with the extra stuff in it during flights but that doesn't make it less usefull for carrying and sorting out stuff. Yes, I could probably use a paper grocery bag but that fancy one is nice.FenderManDan wrote: Ok, glad to hear it nobody cares for the bag.
Like it's been said before, the bag is just to carry your stuff to/from the car. Rummaging through it to find something you need during a flight just distracts you from what you should be doing.
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Never understood that either. I see someone with aspend money on ... a fancy watch
$10,000 Rolex, I see someone who likes to waste
If you have a cellphone, you don't need a watch. Heck,
my cellphone has a GPS in it, too.
The only time I wear a watch is when I'm flying across
the Gulf of Mexico. I spent a whole $30 on this:
NB above picture taken with my cellphone, too.
Take the $10k you were going to blow on a poser-boy watch
and buy a used literbike instead. Zero to 60 mph in 3 seconds,
quarter mile in 10 seconds, and 300 kph at the top end. And
you have lots of money left over to buy plenty of digital watches.
Looking for a "Dora the Explorer" back pack for my headset, sunglasses, licence, bubble gum, mints, mini mag light, keys etc.
I find the very idea of a "knee board" repulsive! LOL!
To each his/her own. I buy dollar store sunglasses and I have never worn a tie in a plane, but I think this flight bag is appropriate, and worth it to geek out on.