Flight Gear Tailwind Backpack
This bag has quickly become a favorite at Sporty’s Academy, our on-site flight school.
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This bag has quickly become a favorite at Sporty’s Academy, our flight school. With dedicated pockets for a computer and iPad, you’ll find yourself using this bag every day for work or the gym, as well as flying. With a heavy duty carrying handle and padded, no-slip shoulder straps, the Flight Gear Tailwind Bag will put up to the rigors of daily flight training abuse...
- Headset hanger to keep your headset
suspended and protected
- Padded pocket with computer and iPad sleeves
Cavernous center compartment with
plenty of room for books and kneeboards
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
carabiner 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
- Three year warranty
Sporty’s Flight Gear bags have set the standard in aviation
for nearly three decades. With pilot-friendly designs and
high-quality craftsmanship, tens of thousands of pilots
have trusted Flight Gear to protect and organize their gear,
from first lesson to airline cockpit.
But we’re never satisfied, so we’re always looking to improve our products. After all, we have the best test pilots in the world: you, our customer. Thousands of pilot reports, good and bad, have been painstakingly reviewed to find the features most wanted in a flight bag.
The result is our latest generation of Flight Gear bags, brand new for 2021. Each of these six models represents the ultimate combination of rugged construction, thoughtful design, and affordable prices. You can pay more, but you won’t find a better flight bag.
There are few things more annoying than a broken zipper or a ripped seam, which is why 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. These new bags needed to be lightweight, but 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 line of bags we’ve ever produced, because useful load is for passengers and fuel, not flight bags.
Bags designed to carry 40 pounds of paper charts have given way to smaller, smarter bags for electronics. Sporty’s latest generation of Flight Gear bags feature custom pockets for storing and protecting headsets and iPads, not Jepp binders. We also added lots of organization for cables and other small gear, so important tools don’t get lost.
Every pilot has their own list of must-have items for flying, so flight bags must be customizable. We’ve accomplished this goal with a line of Gear Mods, that can be moved from one bag to another. After all, searching for a charging cable and backup battery pack can be a real pain in a tight cockpit.
High Visibility Interior
A spacious bag won’t help you stay organized if you can’t find your gear. Flight Gear bags feature high visibility interiors, so your pilot supplies won’t be hiding in a dark corner when you really need them.
Sporty’s offers optional custom embroidery on all Flight Gear bags, perfect for initials, names, or N-numbers for an additional $9.95. We can make your bag distinctively yours.
Sizing - which bag works for you
Are you a student pilot? Weekend warrior or professional pilot? Size matters when it comes to your flight bag. The Tailwind Backpack is perfect for the pilot who has more to carry. Here's how it compares to the rest of the Flight Gear line.