Here at Aileron we say that a career in aviation is hard won. Years of training, dedication and passion has led this individual into the skies to realise their aspirations. But as many a proud parent, loved one or friend so often asks: what can you buy for the pilot, who seemingly has it all?
Have you been scouring the internet for “gifts for pilots” and “present ideas for aviators”… We’ve been there too. No doubt you’ve considered a gold-plated aircraft necklace, remove before flight tag keyring or even unusual items from an old aircraft, but are you still struggling?
Maybe something practical or useful – but isn’t practical boring?
More than ever, individuality is what makes the ultimate gift – nothing really beats ‘one-of-a-kind’. In fact it’s the personal nature of every pilot’s journey that inspired our venture, which would lead us to create the ultimate pilot gift.
Personalised Pilot Logbook
It’s a legal requirement that every single pilot, professional, private or in training must keep one. Why are logbooks still so old fashioned and outdated? After all, necessity shouldn’t have to be average.
From our founding team of four, two of us are line flying First Officers working for leading European carriers, so it’s no coincidence we developed something we wanted for ourselves, our friends and colleagues. What did we come up with? An essential aviators item that offered quality, style, practicality and fundamentally, a mark of individuality.
Pilots have an eye for detail and passion for presentation, but are left with little choice in the field of logbooks. Plastic, oversized, a layout to be desired - it’s no wonder that over the years the motivation to take pride in a logbook has diminished. It’s not always such a pleasure to record those wonderful hours in the sky. Aileron wants to restore that joy.
The Aileron team spent over a year developing our design. An ergonomically intelligent layout and countless prototypes are the product of valuable hours of collaboration with qualified and trainee pilots. To get something that suited everyone was a tall order, but you don’t get much closer than this.
A Log Book is every Pilot’s legacy and Aileron offer one of the only personalised options on the market. To make your gift truly unique, we hand-personalise the front cover with initials or a full name in a striking gold or silver foil. There’s no mistaking who this Pilot Log Book belongs to.
Mass manufacturers we are not. Individuality is what we stand for; rightly so each and every Aileron Log Book is hand-bound in England, using a combination of traditional craft and modern techniques. Aileron personalisation uses traditional brass type debossing. This hand-crafted technique has been renowned for decades for its unrivalled quality finish.
Pilots no longer have to choose between 50 shades of navy blue and black! Our European bovine leather comes in 5 glorious shades, Britannia Blue, Jet Black, Rotary Red, Silver Flare and Traveller’s Tan. Colour doesn’t equal comprise – our leather has been selected to provide luxurious texture and appearance, as well as durability.
Aileron Profession Pilot Log Books accompany a Pilot on their career journey through the skies. It’s truly personal down to the last stitch, beautifully crafted, all the while with practicality in mind.
It’s the ultimate gift for any Pilot: professional, newly-qualified, in training or just starting out.
Give them something to be proud of, because necessity shouldn’t have to be average.
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