Gear For Pilots: A B-17G Model, A Guide To Buying Airplanes And More

A round-up of recent gear for aviation enthusiasts.

B-17G Flying Fortress Swamp Fire Die-Cast Model
B-17G Flying Fortress Swamp Fire Die-Cast Model
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In each issue of Plane & Pilot magazine, we share a handful of gear for pilots that we feel pilots and aviation enthusiasts would love to have.

The round-up in our July 2020 issue includes a model of a B-17G, a guide to buying your own airplane, and more items for pilots! Click through the gallery below to view all of the items.

MARQ Aviator Watch

MARQ Aviator Watch
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MARQ Aviator Watch

This luxury watch from Garmin provides all of the smart features users expect in a contemporary watch, packaged in a classic aesthetic that’s made just for aviators. Encapsulated within the domed sapphire lens is a display that presents local time, GMT and time zones for two airports of the user’s choosing. A plethora of aviation tools are available at the push of a button, including direct-to emergency nav, a moving map, and NEXRAD weather, among several others. The display is always on and provides smartphone capabilities for those looking to keep in touch without whipping out their phone. Flight plans created using the Garmin pilot app sync up with the MARQ, and flight log info transfers from the watch to Garmin’s online and app tools.

In addition to its aviation features, the MARQ offers wearers the ability to monitor their heart rate, hydration, stress level and other data points. The watch also includes a pulse OX sensor, so users can evaluate their oxygen levels when flying at higher altitudes. The all-metal MARQ was designed to celebrate the beauty of airplanes, with a brushed titanium bracelet and a 46 mm bezel. The watch is priced at $1,950.

Learn more at Garmin.com.

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