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Pilot Flight Bag

Designed with padded 600D polyester, non-slip detachable carry-strap, and connectable Comfort Grip handles, this Flight Bag Pro has capacity and convenience for every pilot’s flight needs.Since electronic aids such as tablets and smart phones have become indispensable in the world of aviation, we have tailored our pilot case, the “PILOT EFB”, precisely to fulfil these requirements, in the development of a new “Electronic Flight Bag”.

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The International Dawn to Dusk Competition, now in its 59th year, provides a unique aeronautical challenge participating in a day’s flying using an aircraft of the competitor’s choice.Flight bags play an invaluable role for pilots and aviators. With pilot bags, aviators can have quick access to navigation charts, flight plans, fuel testers, headsets, airport directories, portable GPS receivers, electronics and much more.

Why do pilots always carry luggage?
Pilots carry a large range of items with them when they fly. While there are many items common to most pilots, many of the items are mission-specific. Pilots are driven to be prepared for any situation. They are driven to have backup plans and checklists.
It’s also important for commercial aviators to have access to the right type of pilot luggage. Since many commercial pilots will spend part of their downtime away from home, it’s essential to make sure that pilot luggage is durable and spacious.When choosing a flight bag, it’s important to make sure that it allows for easy access to the equipment one needs in flight. Flight bags should have several different compartments that can be accessed while in the air. A member of our staff owns the Maxlite 5 International Carry-On and has used it for over two years now. After countless uses, it still looks brand-new, aside from a few brushed corners. This suitcase was used on European cobblestone streets and rugged dirt roads, and the spinner wheels still roll just as smoothly as they did when it was purchased. As their regular everyday bag, pilots use a special bag called a “pilot’s bag.” Essentially, it’s a small wheeled suitcase, a backpack, or a handheld bag that fits next to the pilot’s chair in the cockpit.The Travelpro Platinum Elite is their most expensive carry-on but also their best option. It’s backed up by a lifetime warranty, which isn’t as good as Briggs & Riley’s but still covers a lot of defects. This model is so expensive because it’s made out of nylon, which is the most durable luggage fabric. It has a built-in suiter that holds up to two suits and comes with many other smart features. Travelpro is probably the second-best choice, right next to Briggs & Riley, and if you can afford to pay over $200, it’s definitely worth it to invest in the Platinum Elite carry-on.

Out of all the features mentioned above, we’d say that durability, size, and warranty are the most important features to look out for. Flight attendants and pilots use their suitcases daily, not once or twice per year. So investing $200-$500 into a well-made suitcase that’s backed up by a solid warranty is cheaper than switching between cheap suitcases every other month.

Briggs & Riley is often recommended as the best possible choice for flight crews and frequent flyers. The reason is quite simple. They’re incredibly durable and backed up by a lifetime warranty that covers all functional defects, regardless of how the damage was caused.

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The size: This can also be determining when choosing a pilot bag. The space inside the cockpit is limited and the pilot bag should fit next to the pilot’s seat, so the smaller the better. Small but with big capacity.There are a couple of important differences between Travelpro Platinum Elite, which costs twice as much, and the Maxlite 5. The Maxlite 5 is made from polyester, not Nylon, so it’s not as durable. There also isn’t a suiter compartment and the packing features are quite limited. The Maxlite 5 is also one of the lightest carry-ons on the market which is why we think that it’s a great choice for flight attendants and pilots.

What bags do pilots carry?
Pilot bags come in various sizes, and most commonly range between 10 x 8 x 6 inches and 18 x 14 x 12 inches. They have various compartments for fitting the pilot’s iPad, flashlights, headsets, flight documents, and other items. This bag must open up from the top so that everything is easily accessible.
This suitcase has a built-in suiter that fits up to two suits inside and keeps them wrinkle-free. It’s also very efficient for packing because the retractable handle is attached outside, which keeps the main compartment rectangular. Inside, it’s fitted with their patented CX Compression system, which lets you compress the main compartment from outside after you’ve already packed it full.

What does a pilot need to carry?
In order to exercise your privileges as pilot in command or as a required flight crew member, you need to have in your possession your pilot certificate, a government-issued photo ID, and if required, your medical certificate. These are basic pilot essentials for every flight.
Pilots and Flight attendants don’t really choose much different bags than regular passengers would (except for the “pilots bag”, which stays in the cockpit next to the pilot’s seat). However, there are a few key differences.The terms “flight bag” and “pilot’s bag” are commonly used as synonyms because 99% of the time, the bags can be used by both pilots and flight attendants. That said, when compared to flight bags, pilot’s bags are slightly more advanced. They come with more compartments for all the smaller items that pilots need, and everything is very easily accessible, to make it easier for pilots to grab stuff while the plane isn’t on autopilot.Airline crews have their own size and weight restrictions set by the airline which are different from passengers. They’re not set in stone, though. For instance, an airline crew member stated that she has never had any problems with the size of her checked suitcase that she has always brought on board. It’s more of a, “Don’t stick it in the passengers’ faces when it comes to bringing oversized luggage onboard.” Despite this fact, most flight attendants and pilots prefer to use smaller bags instead of larger ones.

Why do fighter pilots carry a bag?
Like a seat belt, a pilot’s harness buckles him securely into his ejection seat (seen here). Fighter pilots carry waterproof maps and flight plans in a leg pouch, which can be easily reached from a seated position.
Pilot bags come in various sizes, and most commonly range between 10 x 8 x 6 inches and 18 x 14 x 12 inches. They have various compartments for fitting the pilot’s iPad, flashlights, headsets, flight documents, and other items. This bag must open up from the top so that everything is easily accessible.Briggs & Riley. Although expensive, these suitcases come with a hassle-free lifetime warranty. They’re very popular among flight crews and frequent flyers and often recommended as the best possible choice out there. That said, they’re quite expensive, with their cheapest models starting at 400$. Despite the high price tag, the Briggs & Riley Baseline rolling carry-on is used by many pilots and flight attendants. It’s easy to understand why when you take into consideration that this suitcase will probably last the larger part of their careers. We also researched various industry forums and communities to find out what brands other professionals recommend. Here are a few other brands that get recommended quite commonly among pilots and flight attendants:I want a suitcase to be lightweight, as I fly the Boeing 747 freighter, so I have to carry my suitcase up to the main deck and from board myself. Size matters, as sometimes my trip is a single overnight, but sometimes I am ‘on the road’ for a week, carrying a lot of things to be prepared for both Alaskan snow and the heat of Vietnam summer. A medium-sized suitcase on most trips works best, as it’s true: if you bring a bigger suitcase, you will just drag more stuff with you! I like a separate compartment or suitcase divider to keep my uniform blouses separate and wrinkle-free. Finally, a TSA-approved lock, a strong handle, and smooth-riding wheels.If you’re about to become a pilot or a flight attendant, or you just want to know what luggage they’re using, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll go over:

In addition to the pilot’s bag, pilots use wheeled, overnight suitcases for longer flights. We’ll talk more about which suitcases they use down below, but if you want to know more about pilot bags, check out this article where we compared the best pilot bags.
Pilots and flight attendants need to pack a lot of stuff in their baggage. So, before getting a pilot’s bag or an overnight suitcase, you should think about what items you’ll need to carry with you.

What is a pilot flight bag?
Today, a flight bag (also called a pilot bag) can refer to any bag carried on an airplane. Originally though, a flight or pilot bag referred specifically to a document bag carried by pilots and their flight crews. Historically, flight bags bore the airline logo and were lightweight with zippered outside pockets.
I use different brands for different occasions. My pilot bag that fits next to the pilot seat with all the essentials is from Samsonite. I also have a big hard case suitcase from the same brand. This one I use for my private travels mostly, or sometimes on a long work trip. I tried out some of the bags and packing systems from Baggallini, and like their travel system; very affordable. On most trips, I use a Delsey suitcase, as my company offered this suitcase with a nice crew discount. It does the job well. But I currently consider investing in a Rimowa suitcase; they are super stylish and durable, but also in the higher price range. But my constant travels might justify this splurge!

The weight: It has to be lightweight but durable and strong because we use it every day and we have to tow it around airports, hotels, and planes. That’s the main point.Samsonite isn’t just popular among flight crews. They’re by far the biggest luggage brand on the market and you can find their stores in most shopping centers. They’re so popular because they have a reliable warranty and their suitcases are decently made. They aren’t as durable as Travelpro but they’re still one of the most durable luggage brands out there.

Similar to pilots, flight attendants use two bags: A wheeled suitcase for their overnight items and a smaller flight bag for all the in-flight items, such as electronic flight bags, documents, make-up, snacks, food, etc. “Flight bags” can be in the form of duffles, backpacks, totes, or messenger bags, depending on what type of bag the flight attendant prefers.
Samsonite Winfield 2 is one of their most popular models because it’s affordable, good-looking, and well-made. The outer shell is made out of polycarbonate, which is the most durable hardside luggage plastic. It also comes with four spinner wheels and a TSA-approved lock, which ensures that the main compartment is safely secured when tucked away. When it comes to packing features, it’s pretty basic, but it’s got all the essentials and it’s affordable. This is why the Windfield 2 is so popular among flight crews.Another popular suitcase among flight crews is the Delsey Helium Aero carry-on. It’s very similar in durability, warranty, and price, to the Samsonite Winfield 2 and the Travelpro Maxlite 5.

Travelpro is another luggage brand that’s commonly used by flight crews and frequent travelers. Travelpro supplies over 90 different airlines with luggage, and they even have some models that aren’t available to the general public which you can get only through bulk airline orders. The reason why they’re so popular among flight crews is very similar to Briggs & Riley – they’re extremely durable and come with a solid warranty. Essentially, Travelpro is a cheaper version of Briggs & Riley, with slightly worse warranty terms, yet similar durability.
Other features: Some of my colleagues said they prefer trolleys with lots of compartments, to be able to organize their belongings and not to have to put everything together in the same pocket. But it mostly depends on what you need to carry: lunchbox, clothes, manuals, laptop… Anyway, it’s mostly a personal decision.

If you can’t justify the $200+ price tag for the Travelpro Platinum Elite, then the next best choice is the Travelpro Maxlite 5 Carry-On. Essentially, it’s a cheaper, dumbed-down version of the Platinum Elite that’s still durable and practical.
First of all, their suitcases need to be extremely durable because most brands don’t make suitcases for daily use. So they tend to stick with more durable brands, such as Briggs & Riley, Rimowa, Tumi, Travelpro, Delsey, and Samsonite. Second, they need to be just in the right size to fit everything they’d need, and not much larger than that. And lastly, their suitcases need to have good packing features for organizing everything and they need to be as lightweight as possible.The Helium Aero is Delsey’s most popular model, mainly because it’s affordable and good-looking. It’s made out of polycarbonate which means that it’s pretty durable and that it will withstand frequent use. What’s unique to the Helium Aero is that it has a built-in front pocket with a padded laptop sleeve, so if you’re traveling with a laptop, it’s a nice feature to have. But other than that, it’s essentially identical to the Samsonite Winfield 2, so it doesn’t matter which suitcase you choose.

It depends on how many nights they have to stay and their dressing habits. The perfect combo for most flight attendants and pilots is a smaller handbag, specially made for storing in-flight items, and a second overnight carry-on for their spare clothing. If the smaller bag has a strap on the back, you can just secure your smaller handbag around the retractable handle on your carry-on, and roll both bags together.
Love this bag! Been using it for a couple weeks flying 3-6 hours a day 5 days a week and so far it’s been awesome. If I had one critique I’d love to see some feet or padding so that I could set it down with say a travel mug in the side and it wouldn’t risk tipping over or spilling. Today, a flight bag (also called a pilot bag) can refer to any bag carried on an airplane. Originally though, a flight or pilot bag referred specifically to a document bag carried by pilots and their flight crews. Historically, flight bags bore the airline logo and were lightweight with zippered outside pockets. Designed to carry operating manuals, navigational charts, flight checklists, logbooks, pilot’s licenses and documentation, and various accessories like sunglasses, headphones, and binoculars, these bags were a staple for every pilot.

With advances in technology, modern-day pilots are seeing their flight bags evolve into electronic versions. This doesn’t mean the physical bags are phasing out by any means, however, as the historic pilot flight bag itself soldiers on in both style and function.
Yes, there are several student pilot essentials. Student pilots need to carry their pilot logbook on every flight when they act as Pilot in Command because the flights are being done in pursuit of a certificate or rating. In addition, solo flight is permitted only through endorsement from their flight instructor. These endorsements are located in the student’s logbook.Sunglasses are also pilot essentials. They help protect your eyes from glare and strain. Be careful to select the unpolarized kind, though, because polarized lenses destroy depth perception and can render the screens of glass cockpit aircraft black and unreadable. Your best bet here is to find an inexpensive pair of non-polarized sunglasses. Make sure the bayonet (that’s the earpiece) interfaces properly with your headset. You may also want to wear a ballcap to shade your eyes.

When you begin your flight training, the flight school or flight instructor will probably give you a list of needed pilot supplies. Some of these supplies can be purchased at the flight school, others can be purchased online from retailers such as Sporty’s Pilot Shop, The Pilot Mall, Aircraft Spruce, and Mypilotstore.
Below, FLYING offers some suggestions for what a pilot should carry on every flight. Remember to pack the pilot essentials appropriate for the mission. For example, on warm days, you’ll likely want to pack more water.Make sure you get a headset that is appropriate for the aircraft you are flying. An airplane headset will not work in a helicopter unless it has a special adapter, and a helicopter headset will not work in an airplane without a special adapter—so make sure you pick the right headset to avoid having to get an adapter.

What is a pilot briefcase?
Description. The Pilot Briefcase features an expandable, zippered main compartment with room for all ground and flight school necessities. The outer flap provides easy access to a chart pocket with multiple accessory storage areas to store everything from pencils and pens, to flashlights and flight computers.
Being a pilot requires specialized equipment. The days of being a pilot with only a leather jacket and a can-do attitude are gone. These days, pilot essentials include: proof of certification, personal protective gear, tools for the cockpit and aircraft inspection, and materials for navigation.Some gear is specific to pilots, for example, the pilot kneeboard is sort of a lap desk suited to the cockpit. It straps to the leg, usually with velcro. Clipboards, like the kind coaches carry, are often too large to use in the cockpit. The flashlights pilots carry are also pilot-specific as they usually have a colored lens—either green, red, blue, or yellow, because these colors do not destroy night vision like white light will.

If you are going electronic, an iPad loaded with appropriate sectional charts and approach plates, if applicable, is a must—many pilots carry paper backups as a precaution because no one ever lost the use of their paper sectional from dropping it on the ramp, or because it ran out of juice or became overheated in the sun.
Other pilot essentials are: a multitool and a working flashlight—and a bag large enough to fit all these things in. If you are using the flight to build cross-country hours toward a private or sport pilot certificate, you will also have to carry your logbook with you.Pilot essentials related to the airplane include checklists appropriate to the aircraft, a fuel pipette and fuel strainer, rags to check the oil, and any other specialized tools required for the preflight inspection.In addition, most student pilots are working off a syllabus that should be carried in the aircraft during flight to make sure that the tasks required are the tasks performed.

Flight bags are designed for pilot gear. They have specialized pockets, often padded and shaped to hold specific items such as headsets, sunglasses, and flashlights. You should practice packing and unpacking the bag to help acquaint yourself with where everything is so you do not have to fumble with the bag under a time crunch. A well-organized flight bag containing all the pilot essentials is critical for mission success.
A good quality aviation headset is another pilot essential because it is a vital piece of safety equipment. Many pilots will experience some degree of hearing loss at the end of their career, so it is important to protect the hearing you have from the beginning. Make sure the headset fits you and that there’s a tight seal between the ear cups and your ears. You can spend $1,000 or more on a headset so you might want to shop around to see if anyone has one for sale for a reduced price. For additional hearing protection on the ground, you might use custom aviation earplugs.

What are the six packs of pilot?
Known as the “six pack,” they are found in the cockpits of nearly all airplanes.#1) Airspeed Indicator. One of the instruments in the six pack is the airspeed indicator. … #2) Altitude Indicator. … #3) Altimeter. … #4) Vertical Speed Indicator. … #5) Heading Indicator. … #6) Turn Coordinator.
Because the TSA does not allow small knives and multi-tools on airliners, there is a special thrill in being able to carry one in your own aircraft. Make sure you get one that has at least one knife blade, both Phillips-head and flathead screwdrivers, pliers, and a wire stripper.

A portable device charger is a must-have, as well, because we’re so dependent on our electronic devices, be it in the air or on the ground. Make sure the charger is adaptable to the aircraft. Most plug into the cigar/cigarette lighters that many aircraft were designed with but that no one uses anymore because smoking in aircraft is usually prohibited, and the smoke can damage the flight deck’s delicate instruments.
Some multi-tools have built-in flashlights—if not, be sure to carry a flashlight that has multiple colored lenses. White light is useful for preflight inspection at night and looking into dark engine compartments and fuel tanks. The colored lenses are useful in the cockpit to preserve your night vision during night flight.

There are all sorts of ways to hurt yourself around an airplane. You can walk into the flap or ailerons of a high-wing airplane and get a cut on your forehead, or burn your hand on a hot oil cap. You’ll be happy that you have a portable first-aid kit—another pilot essential—with you in these instances. Make sure you have a variety of adhesive bandages, gauze, and antiseptic wipes to address these small injuries.
Just about every pilot has experienced a radio failure at some point—or they will. While the FAA has emergency light gun signals that pilots are required to know, it usually is a lot easier—not to mention safer—to pull out your hand-held radio and transmit your intentions on that rather than have the other pilots guessing at what you are doing. For this reason, FLYING recommends a two-way radio be included in your pilot bag essentials.

An aviation fuel tester, sometimes called a strainer, is another pilot essential. Fuel inspection is perhaps the most important element of the preflight inspection, and even if the device is ostensibly supposed to be kept in the airplane, they do have a tendency to grow legs and wander off, so keep yours in a safe place.Unlike a car trip, you can’t just pull over for snacks and water when flying an airplane. Carry them with you amongst your other pilot essentials. Just be careful about opening packages and bottles at altitude as pressure changes can result in explosive decompression of food and beverage containers.In order to exercise your privileges as pilot in command or as a required flight crew member, you need to have in your possession your pilot certificate, a government-issued photo ID, and if required, your medical certificate. These are basic pilot essentials for every flight. Keep them together just in case you are “ramp checked” and asked to show them. If you are using the flight to build experience for a private or sport pilot certificate, you are also required to have your logbook in your possession.At a minimum, pilots should have a headset, and a kneeboard or tablet for writing down information. Other nice-to-haves include appropriate VFR sectionals and terminal area charts–either paper or electronic.

In addition, when on cross-country flights, the student should have their E6-B flight computer at the ready because one of the skills they are practicing is checking time, speed, and distance to calculate fuel burn.
If you are using paper and writing implements as a backup or a primary means of copying down information, such as the weather before a flight, bring pens, pencils, and paper notebooks.With their steely nerves and cool demeanor, fighter pilots seem born to fly. Yet even the toughest human beings are unequipped to survive, much less thrive, in today’s combat airplanes. Soaring at up to 60,000 feet and more than 1,875 miles per hour—the altitude ceiling and top speed of an F-15—a pilot would quickly black out without his flight gear, a 40-pound collection of vital clothing and equipment designed to counteract the effects of altitude and G forces. In this interactive, find out what an F-15 fighter pilot wears in the air and what he carries in case he must eject.—Lexi Krock

Marty Richard, call sign OPUS, has been an F-15 pilot for 12 years. He flew in the Gulf War and has piloted commercial jets professionally. Now a fighter pilot in the 102nd Fighter Wing, OPUS flies patrol missions out of Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. On the day in December 2002 when NOVA visited OPUS, he was on alert, meaning that he could be called into the air at a moment’s notice.
•Our Flight Attendants and Pilots work multiple-day trips. The typical trip is three days, meaning they must have enough clothes, toiletries, and even food to make it through their trip.• Commuting – Many of our Flight Crew “commute’ to their base city. For instance, if a Flight Attendant lives in Ft. Lauderdale and is based in Baltimore, they may need to travel the day before their three-day trip begins in Baltimore. They also may have to spend another night in Baltimore at the end of their trip, before they can commute back home.

I’m dying to know what flight attendants have in the 4 bags they bring with them. This flight from bwi to mci…the three flight attendants I saw all had a roller, a purse and two additional bags strapped to the roller. I can guess one is a lunch box, but honestly who wants that much stuff for an overnight?
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The Pilot Briefcase features an expandable, zippered main compartment with room for all ground and flight school necessities. The outer flap provides easy access to a chart pocket with multiple accessory storage areas to store everything from pencils and pens, to flashlights and flight computers. The flap buckles are rugged, as is the 600D Polyester bag for exceptional durability. This bag is included with the ASA Student Pilot kits. Also perfect for laptop computers.
“I would like to thank you for the great products you sell. They have been of tremendous value to me. I would like to address your Flight Briefcase in particular. It has withstood a large amount of abuse without failing me. Your bag is my most prized possession, and I never go on a flight without it.”

Each bag is black with the ASA wings logo tastefully embroidered on the top in gray. Count on ASA’s AirClassics® Flight Bags to bring many years of utility and pride.ASA’s AirClassics® flight bags bring pilot gear to a new level. They’re among the most functional pilot bags available, classy enough to be taken straight from the airplane to the boardroom. With a clean, sophisticated and professional look, these bags have been designed and engineered to be supremely functional—able to stand up to the toughest treatment possible and still look great at the end of the day. Count on ASA’s AirClassics® flight bags to bring many years of utility and pride. Made in china.A quality flight bag is essential for every pilot to keep their flight equipment and tools organized and readily available. We carry a wide range of flight bags that will help pilots stow everything from Aviation Headsets, Sectional Charts, E6-B Flight Computer, Aviation Plotter, Pilot Kneeboard, Pilot Flashlight, Transceivers, Portable GPS Units, and Ram Mounts.Brauchen Sie Hilfe, um das richtige Produkt zu finden? Haben Sie Fragen zur Bedienung oder Anwendung? Kontaktieren Sie uns gerne per Telefon, E-Mail oder Online-Chat,

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With its many pockets, this beautifully shaped, multi-purpose bag is ideal for everyday use. The bag is made of durable 1680 nylon, is well padded, and features a sturdy protective frame, incl. a strap with metal eyelets and padded shoulder.

Flight Outfitters offers a large assortment of flight bags to fit specific pilot needs. We have two core flight bag lines: the Lift Flight Bag line and the Bush Pilot Flight Bag line. The Lift Flight Bag line is the more classic line with the centerpiece being the Lift Bag itself. The Lift flight bag line was designed for the modern pilot in the digital cockpit. The Bush Pilot line features flight bags constructed of canvas with leather accents and has a Bush Pilot backwoods adventure look and feel to the flight bags. Whether you’re a student pilot, a CFI, a weekend $100 hamburger, a Bush Pilot or a pro pilot, we have a flight bag solution for your gear.Many pilots now carry cameras along with them to document their flight. Some do this for their own personal purposes, such as flight reviews. Others may publish videos to their YouTube channels. In some cases, these pilots will set up cameras all over the inside and outside of the aircraft (see some of the popular video gear here).

New technology has allowed pilots to eliminate much of the paper items that they used to have to carry with them. Applications such as Foreflight and Garmin Pilot provide electronic aeronautical charts, approach plates, flight planning, navigation tools, weather, and more. All of this is available on a simple tablet device.

An E6B flight computer (otherwise known as a “whiz wheel”) is a circular slide rule that’s used to aid in flight planning. They can be used to calculate fuel burn, wind correction, flight time, ground speed, and more. What does a pilot do when flying at night and the aircraft has an electrical failure? The pilot obviously needs to be able to see the flight instruments, but if the lighting goes out, that becomes exponentially more difficult. In this circumstance, an inexpensive, handheld flashlight is worth its weight in gold. Some links on this website may be affiliate links. If you follow one of these links to a partner website and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission for the referral. This does NOT cost you anything but helps to offset the cost of operating are no longer necessary, again, due to the availability of EFBs which do all the calculations for you. However, some pilots still carry these, either as a result of their initial flight training or to go with those paper charts they carry as backups. Of course, these are also available now as electronic devices or mobile apps. Most pilots carry a spare set of non-polarized sunglasses as well. Airline pilots are up in the flight levels where it’s always sunny, so sunglasses are a must. If a pilot wears corrective lenses, the FAA requires he/she to carry a spare when flying. Of course, this is just common sense. I wouldn’t try to change contact lenses in flight, but having a spare set of eyeglasses is a simple and effective backup plan.

Do pilots bags get checked?
Yes, they do. Pilots and flight attendants have to show their luggage, take off their shoes and belts and walk through metal detectors just like any other passenger, but they do not need to stand in lines.
Pilots should consider getting a flashlight that also has an option to minimize the impact on their night vision. Many are available that have the option of either a white or red light. It doesn’t have to be expensive. (Look at this example on Amazon.) It won’t be used that often. It just needs to work when the time comes.Of course, with all the electronic gizmos that pilots carry today, an assortment of cables, batteries, and chargers is a must. The extent required depends on the contents of the flight bag but a pilot needs to have a backup for everything. Third, with the availability of electronic logbooks, using an old-fashioned paper logbook is no longer necessary. A pilot can now keep track of all their flight time and endorsements using an iPad or Android device. If something happens to the tablet, the data is still safe on the server. Pilots that fly at high altitudes often carry pulse oximeters in their flight bags. This is an inexpensive device that measures the oxygen concentration in the blood. This is critical to monitor in an un-pressurized airplane to make sure that the pilot doesn’t become hypoxic.There are a great number of headsets on the market. They range from inexpensive entry-level gear, all the way up to professional-grade headset with active noise reduction (ANR) and Bluetooth. The cost for these range from around $100 to over $1,000. (Check headset prices on Amazon)

Why do flight attendants have 3 bags?
There are several reasons why our Flight Crew may have so many bags, including: Our Flight Attendants and Pilots work multiple-day trips. The typical trip is three days, meaning they must have enough clothes, toiletries, and even food to make it through their trip. Flight Attendants and Pilots must wear a uniform.
At the risk of being blunt, if a pilot’s involved in an accident and a post-crash fire turns their logbook to ash, the investigators have no way of verifying their flight experience and/or currency.

What is the standard bag for flights?
What is the standard size of cabin luggage? There could be a difference of a couple of inches for different flights, but the standard domestic carry-on luggage size is usually 22″ x 14″ x 9″ {including the handles and wheels}.
This is no longer necessary due to Electronic Flight Bag technology. However, many pilots still carry paper charts as a backup. Tablets do occasionally fail. If their tablet goes down in flight, they need to have a backup means of navigation. Some pilots will carry backup tablets or will install their navigation apps on their mobile phones as well.

The FAA requires that all pilots have their pilot certificate with them when operating an aircraft. Most pilots, however, carry their certificate in their wallet, in the event that their flight bag was to be lost or stolen. Most things in flight bags are easily replaceable. A pilot certificate isn’t one of them.