Top 10 Gifts for the A&P in your life

No doubt about it, your aircraft mechanic pours their heart and soul into keeping those planes up and running. They work tirelessly to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to show some love to that special aviation maintenance tech in your life. Here’s a rundown of the top 10 gifts that’ll make their day:

#10: On-site aircraft spa day

Give your tech a break and surprise them with a visit from an expert aircraft cleaner/detailer. It’s not just about making the plane sparkle; it’s an investment that can extend the life of their aircraft by years. Check it out here: Aircraft Spa Service

#9: High-quality safety glasses

A lot of safety glasses can be a pain to wear, and some don’t provide clear vision, causing distortion. Smith & Wesson’s safety glasses, however, tackle these problems head-on. They not only look stylish but also offer exceptional comfort, top-notch optics, and full compliance with the ANSI Z87.1-plus standards. Check them out at

#8: Subscription to business aviation newsletters

Every A&P knows best on how fast things change in business aviation. It’s super important these days for technicians to stay in the loop. Subscriptions can make sure your team doesn’t miss out on any crucial news. Check out some below (most them are free): 

Aviation International News

Aviation Maintenance

The Flock Newsletter

DOM Magazine 

Flying Magazine

#7: Aviation Whiskey Glasses

We all know our favorite mechanic needs to relax – when he’s off the clock of course. What better way than a set of aviation whiskey glasses and a bottle of their favorite whiskey.  Here’s our favorite whiskey glasses and brand of whiskey as well!

#6: Toolbox of Cookies & Chocolate 

Get the ultimate gift for the mechanic and team who’s all about their craft. It’s a cool aluminum rolling tool cabinet jam-packed with two pounds of individually wrapped cookies and scrumptious milk chocolate tools. Check ’em out!

#5: Starbucks Gift Card

What better way to jumpstart their day than with a cup of your A&P’s favorite Starbucks brew? Visit:

#4: Digital Aircraft Maintenance Records

Do you know how many hours your A&P wastes searching through countless pages of aircraft logs every time they have to do an inspection or maintenance? Way, way too many. Having all those logbooks digitally scanned and stored makes the project quick and easy. Learn more here: Bluetail

#3: AirTag or Tile

We’ve all been there, that mini panic when you can’t find your car keys, phone, tablet, tools, wallet, or whatever else you need. But worry not, with an Apple Airtag or Tile Pro compact tracking devices and their nifty tracking app, those moments will be a thing of the past. 

#2: Airplane Themed Candy

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day. Gift your favorite A&P a box of mini milk chocolate airplanes or even Albanese jet gummies

#1: Type-Specific Maintenance Training

Nothing beats specialized training to make your technician’s job a breeze. FlightSafety and CAE offer type-specific training to help them master their craft.

Now, there are countless more ways to express your appreciation, but these gifts are sure to earn you some serious brownie points. So, this Valentine’s Day, let’s recognize and appreciate the maintenance techs who keep us in flight. 

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