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What should you carry in your flight bag?

When you are far away from the ground, you want to carry with you the things that will make you comfortable while still keeping the weight down.

Take a look at the following suggestions. You may want to add to your flight bag.
  • Logbook with certificate and medical in it
  • Headset
  • Current Sectional
  • Current Terminal Area Chart
  • Current Airport/Facility Directory
  • Aircraft Checklists
  • POH
  • Plotter
  • E6B
  • Kneeboard
  • Watch
  • Airport directory
  • Flight plan forms
  • Lots of pens that keep falling to the bottom of the bag
  • Notepad
  • Guide to light signals
  • Water
  • Chewing gum
  • Barf bags
  • A couple of zip lock gallon freezer bags (for Barf bag disposal or emergency bladder relief
  • Wet-wipe packets
  • Cheap Swiss Army type multi-purpose knife
  • Small wrench or pliers for loosing tight oil caps
  • Small first aid kit with disinfectant and band aids
  • Eye drops, allergy tablets, ibuprofen or aspirin
  • Flashlights with spare batteries
  • Fuel checker
  • Tire guage
  • Lightweight rain poncho
  • Fuel sampler
  • Twenty dollar bill (for that day when you have to divert and realize you have NO cash) AND/OR
  • Credit card
  • Foggles
  • Timer
  • Spare microphone
  • GPS with antenna and power cord and instruction book
  • Handheld radio/Transceiver with aux power cord and headset adaptor
  • Radio - Hand held
  • Approach plates (when doing IFR stuff)
  • Cellphone
  • Glasses (if you're wearing contacts and you have to remove them for some reason)
  • Postit notes (for covering up failed instruments, bookmarking AFD, etc.)
  • Camera
  • Gloves (in the winter)