86 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals on ForeFlight, Garmin, iPads and more for Private and Instrument Pilots
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Aviation Deals
- The Five Garmin Deals below require you mail in this rebate form
- Garmin D2 Delta PX, GPS Pilot Watch + Pulse Ox Sensor $1149 after rebate
- D2 Charlie Aviator Watch, Titanium Edition (Americas) $879.95 after rebate
- D2 Charlie Aviator Watch, Leather Band (Americas) $649.90 after rebate
- Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Aviation In-cockpit Bundle $449.99 after rebate
- Garmin aera660 Touchscreen Aviation GPS Portable $699 after rebate
- Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator $399 instant rebate
This promo is for people who don’t have a ForeFlight subscription and want to buy a new one, or for people who have a subscription AND they want to upgrade to a higher level plan. You can get 13 months for the price of 12 on a new ForeFlight subscriptions, or on a upgrade of your subscription now through Monday. To get this promo, you have to go to www.foreflight.com/buy and use the promo code FLYDAY18. Note that you can only use this promo by going on the web site; you can’t get access to it through the app.
You can save some money on ForeFlight, or on any app that you might buy through the Apple App store if you buy by an iTunes gift card at a discount. These retailers are offering discounts on iTunes cards:
- Walmart – iTunes $50 card for $40
- Target – iTunes card Buy 1 Get 1 30% Off
- Costco – iTunes $100 card for $15 off Limit 2 per Member
The best discount I know of for ForeFlight is a 33% discount if you are a member of SAFE, the Society of Aviation and Flight Aviators, which is a Professional society for flight instructors. It costs $45/year to join SAFE, and I always encourage all flight instructors to join SAFE. By the way, membership in SAFE also gives you a free subscription to Flying magazine, which saves you about $14/year right there. And you get discounts for many other apps and products of interest to pilots.
Headsets Deals – Lightspeed
Lightspeed is offering a deal now through December 24, 2018. You will get $150 off when you buy two Lightspeed ANR headsets at the same time. Plus they’ll give you an additional $75 off for each additional headset you purchase. You can find this offer on their website at lightspeedaviation.com. Just enter promo code MHSD at checkout
Headsets Deals – Bose
The offer is for the Bose A20 Aviation Headset, which sells for between $995 and $1095, depending upon whether it includes Bluetooth. The Black Friday Special offer is that when you purchase one of the A20 headsets at the normal price, you’ll get a free SoundLink Revolve speaker (a $199.95 value). And Additional A20 headsets purchased in the same cart transaction will receive a discount of 10%.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling Headset. Normally $349, is $50 off or $299. Note this is not an aviation headset; it’s the type passengers wear on airliners.
20% off any online order at Ray-Ban.com. The promotion is valid through Monday, 11/26/2018.
IFR Mastery DVD course, $149, but you can get $50 off if you use the Promo code “turkey”.
3-day clinics in Texas, combo of ground and flight instruction in a Cessna 206. Normally cost $2900, but you can get $500 with Promo code “turkey”.
20% off on all King School courses now through 8 PM PST on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Please use the code PUMPKINPIE at checkout online.
Sporty’s Deluxe Learn To Fly Course Kit (Online and App) – 2019 Edition or DVD version is normally $430.02 is 25% off or $322.51.
Sporty’s Deluxe Instrument Rating Kit (Online and App version) or DVD version is normally $479.52 is 25% off or $359.64.
Seattle Avionics is offering lifetime subscriptions on some of their apps. For example FlyQ EFB, is available for a one time price of $299 for VFR data, and $449 for VFR and IFR data. However the deal is limited to the first 300 buyers. Phone 425.806.0249.
Garmin Panel Mount Avionics Deals
Garmin G500 or G600 display owners. Trade-in your original system and receive a $2,000 credit toward the purchase of a new 10.6-inch G500 TXi, or $3,000 credit toward the purchase of a new 10.6-inch G600 TXi.
Or $500 or $750 rebate with the purchase of a new G500 TXi or G600 TXi.
If you currently own a Garmin GNS430 or 530 with with or without WAAS, you can get big credits toward the purchase of a new GTN 650 or GTN 750 touchscreen navigator. Trade-in credits range between $2000 and $5000, depending upon which unit you’re trading in, and whether you’re purchasing the GTN 650 or GTN 750 touchscreen navigator.
If you’d like to put a new autopilot in your plane, Through December 28, 2018, customers can receive $500 via a mail-in rebate with the purchase of a GFC 500, or $1000 with the purchase of a GFC 600 advance autopilots.
The GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponder meets and is available at a special promotional price of $2,995 through the end of 2018.
Most Black Friday deals you’ll find are for WiFi only iPads, which don’t have a built-in GPS, so you don’t want one of those if you want to see your current plane position when you’re flying. Instead you’ll need a version labeled +Cellular or +LTE.
Apple is offering a Apple Store Gift Card of up to $100 when you buy select iPad Models. The fine print says customers can receive an Apple Store Gift Card with the purchase of select Apple products. Offer is valid at Apple Store locations, on apple.com, and by calling 1 800 MY APPLE for purchases on November 23-26, 2018.
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