Flight Gear HP Tailwind Backpack


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Flight Gear HP Tailwind Backpack

This bag has quickly become a favorite at Sporty’s Academy Flight School. With dedicated pockets for a computer and iPad, you’ll quickly find yourself using this bag every day for business as well as flying. Loaded with pilot-friendly features, this bag is perfect for all aviators.


• Headset hanger to keep your headset suspended and protected

• Padded pocket with computer and iPad sleeves

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Flight Gear HP Tailwind Backpack

This bag has quickly become a favorite at Sporty’s Academy Flight School. With dedicated pockets for a computer and iPad, you’ll quickly find yourself using this bag every day for business as well as flying. Loaded with pilot-friendly features, this bag is perfect for all aviators.

• Headset hanger to keep your headset suspended and protected
• Padded pocket with computer and iPad sleeves
• Two exterior side pockets are perfect for a water bottle or backup radio
• Exterior flashlight and fuel tester pockets
• Organizer pocket with key holder
• Felt lined pocket for storing sensitive items
• Two internal mesh side pockets
• Internal gear wall for removable Gear Mods
• Four webbing loops for attaching gear with carabineer clips or hanging sunglasses
• Padded shoulder straps with quick pull loops for fast adjustments
• Padded yet breathable back pad
• High visibility interior
• Heavy duty handle

The Flight Gear HP Tailwind Backpack is great inside and outside the cockpit.
Tailwind Features
Measures 18” h x 15” w x 10” d overall. Optional embroidery available on the front flap.

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         CESSNA 182
           CHIEF PILOT            
      TERRY DEVORE       

Flight Gear HP

Flight Gear HP

High Performance pilot bags designed by you

Sporty’s Flight Gear bags have set the standard for nearly three decades. With pilot-friendly designs and high quality construction, tens of thousands of pilots have trusted Sporty’s Flight Gear bags to protect and store their gear.

But we’re never satisfied; we are always looking to improve our products. For this design we turned to you, our customers and asked what enhancements you wanted on the next line of flight bags. Add the thousands of reviews we’ve received on our previous bags, and we had a massive list of features that really matter for pilots.

The result is the ultimate combination of quality, features and price. You can pay more, but you won’t find a better flight bag. There is a bag to fit every mission in Flight Gear HP.

What good is a bag if it doesn’t last? There are few things more annoying than a broken zipper or failing seams. We work directly with the factory to ensure these bags will meet or exceed the high expectations of pilots everywhere. Reinforced handles, non-slip shoulder straps, quick grab zipper pulls, padded iPad pockets and strengthened hardware make Sporty’s Flight Gear bags ideal for any mission.

While durability is extremely important, pilots always stress about weight. The new bags needed to be lightweight, yet without sacrificing quality. We found the perfect balance of lighter fabric and hardware, without skimping on the zippers or stitching. The result is the lightest bags we’ve ever produced.

Aviation has changed drastically in the last 10 years. Bags designed to carry 40 pounds of paper charts have given way to smaller, smarter bags for electronics. Sporty’s new Flight Gear bags feature custom pockets for storing and protecting headsets and iPads. We also added lots of organization for cables and other gear.

High Visibility Interior
What good is storing your gear if you can’t find it? Flight Gear HP features a high visibility interior, so your gear won’t be hiding in a dark corner when you really need it.

CustomizableGear Mods Every pilot has their own list of must have items for flying, but everyone’s list is different. Bags must be customizable to adapt to the needs of modern aviators. We’ve accomplished this goal by having a line of optional accessory pockets called Gear Mods that can be moved from one bag to another. We took this a step further and made our Gear Mods compatible with our iPad kneeboards, so you can add accessories to the side of your leg. After all, searching for a charging cable and backup battery pack can be a real pain in a tight cockpit.

Your bag should have your name on it. Sporty’s Flight Gear Bags offer optional custom embroidery for initials, names, N-numbers…we can make your bag yours.

Doug Ranly

Catalog Manager—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Embroidery says 1 or 2 lines but will not let me only have one line when attempting to place order. Says 2nd line is a required field?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Please make the second line "No Embroidery".
A shopper on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The bag is not waterproof.
Is this bag big enough to also hold a change of clothes?
Beth W on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: depends on how many clothes and how much other stuff your carry for the airplane. A log book, small knee pad, flashlight and some things like that and sure. If you carry some Jepp Binders that may present a problem. It is a nice sized back pack and i love it. With a head set and the things i mentioned, i could easily put in a change of clothes. But not much room for make up or toiletries like my wife carries. Those alone would fill it up.
Will a 15" Macbook Pro fit?
Moss Photo on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I have a 15" MBP and carry it with my full size iPad, knee board, and checklists in the same area (different pockets) with out any issues. I use this for travel as well as my flight bag.
Since I am now a student, is there room for books as well as flight gear (iPad, headset, phone etc.) in the tailwin, or would you suggest the captains bag?
Neal P on Feb 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Neal, the Tailwind bag is quite spacious - all my gear fits well into the different compartments. Headset, Jepp capt. log, ipad, phones (2), wallet, charts, radio, dual gps receiver, flight maneuvers manual, checklists,spare batteries, all cables - no problem. For me there is no other choice, easy to carry. If you go for it don't fotget the add on velcro pouches. Fly safely, Fabian
Does the front white pocket have velcro or any type of closure? (So that your phone wouldn't fall out or easily be pickpocketed.) Thanks.
Stephanie S on Dec 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The pocket is zippered.
Possible to keep 2 headsets in this bag? Thanks, Ryan
Ryan P on Oct 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend keeping 2 headset in the bag. I would recommend the crosswind bag item 5515 for keeping 2 headsets.
Does the computer compartment zip open to lie flat for TSA inspection when flying commercial?
Jerry B on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The computer compartment does not zip open to lie flat.
Is there enough space for a Lightspeed Tango headset? Could you give us weight and external dimensions?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, a Tango will fit nicely in the main compartment (there's a headset hanger in there to hold it). It measures 18"h x 15"w x 10"d.
15.6 inch gaming laptop, will it fit?
Kyle F on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That's going to be pretty tight. It's possible, but it really depends on the model. We do have a friendly return policy if you find it does not fit.
Is English the only language available for the custom embroidery?
ChicagoPilot on Oct 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, only letters in the English alphabet and numbers.
Hi, will it hold a 13" MacBook and the second question is, is it the same as the dark blue backpack you do but just a different colour?
Paul B on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will hold a 13" Macbook. No, this is a complete redesign from the older backpack. It has a lighter weight fabric, new organizer panel inside, dedicated iPad and laptop pocket with sleeves for each, soft sunglasses/phone pocket, robust grab handle, thicker padded backpack straps, more universal side pockets perfect for anything from water bottles to radios to flashlights, airflow channel back padding, carabiner mounting spots, headset hanger and most importantly it's extremely customizable with the optional Gear Mods. (gasping for air). We are extremely proud of this redesign and think it is the best backpack for aviation, the office and daily travels we've ever made.
Hi, is the headset hanger big enough to hold Dave Clarks?
Erica P on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.
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