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Look to the left once you are on the page, there are many links there for gifts. A small selection - art, photos and images, collectibles, books.
Another idea is to contact one of your local airports and see if they do any airport tours.
As another thought, here is a link to a calendar of UK airshows:
I am sure he would love attending one, you could get tickets and give him the tickets and brochures on Christmas day.
If you reckon you can really afford it, i would reccommend that you book him an hour of a real simulator lesson...it may cost you aorund Â£300-Â£400....but i am absolutely sure that he will love it and you forever!!
i know i would...and if you want me i can go with him to teach him how to fly it...
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His very own aeroplane.
.............. take him to a flying club or a flying school and get him a joy ride and or buy him a remote model of an airplane ................. some way you can add to his interest to go forward a bit now .......... and he'll see how much he is willing to push to become a pilot or to other areas connected to aviation ..............
you dont mention where you live otherwise I would have tried to provided you with web links in your area? but here are my suggestions...
Book a mystery flight for the both of you!
If you have them where you are that is? here in Australia you can book a mystery flight for a day and fly to another state for the day and back again, but you dont know where you are doing till your on the plane.
Check with your local airport & airlines for any open days they may have? some airlines hold orientation days for people thinking of getting into the industry to come have a look see.
Also some airlines open aeroplanes that are not currently in use or under maintainence at local airstips near major airports for public viewing.
Good Luck :-)
There was a book , probably out of print now but still avilible in secondhand shops called "Airlines of the world", which lists fleet numbers, types, hubs and details of all the exisiting airlines operating internationally.
Also on Ebay are several model kits of airliners, they're simple snap together affairs and in different liveries. One of the best to get is an EVA Air "Hello Kitty" model, which usually sells at a premium. they come in both metal and plastic and with their own stands.
Just put in a search for boeing models, Airbus models or the name of an airline.
There are also instrumentation parts / dials for sale on Ebay, but to be honest if you want a part, it might be best to search the Web for a second hand supplier, many of whom exist in the USA.
What about booking a session on the British Airways simulator
a paid trip to any where in the world
How about an intoductory flight at your nearest airport? They are usualy an hour long and cost about fifty or sixty dollars.
Buy him some flying lessons so he can get his pilots licence and take you all over the world for free.
Red Letter days for flying experiences(GREAT).
or similar.One of them does a great Tiger Moth flight at Barton,Manchester.
I'm going to go with user, puffy. If you get in touch with the royal aircraft museum they will help you to find an aircraft manufacturer for a tour. They will also put you in the know for a wealth of other ideas. In fact go down to the museum for the tour aswell. Good luck.
try to get him to the tarmac of the airport in your country! the bussling hive of activity going on down at the apron area but unseen to passengers will be a real eye opener!
but security is extremely tight at major airports around the world...
Almost every Airport has an aviation shop on site,so maybe a model airliner similar to those that you used to see in travel agents' windows may be an idea.
For something different from the normal Flying lesson type of present,there are trips available in Tiger Moth biplanes or World war II Harvard trainers,right up to the MiG25 (only if you've got Â£15,000 spare). Check out any Pilot or Flypast magazines in your newsagent.
Several online Aviation art galleries do signed prints of almost every aircraft imaginable.
Maybe a guided tour of a local air museum- the volunteers would probably let him climb in some of the aircraft on display for a small donation.
Hope it helps.
A Flying lesson?
A Visit to an aircraft manufacturer?
Look on ebay for parts, they sell EVERYTHING there!
Get him Flight Sinulator X for the PC.