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Any Type of Aircraft. Any Ordnance. Any Painted Markings.

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hand-carved

Solid mahogany wood

”B-53E Pratt & Whitney Aircraft”

”Piper PA-32-300 -Homesick Angel- 1975‑1980”

Bring back the memories
of your flying days

Your Memories


The story behind each model is unique - we'd love to know yours! Go ahead and tell us every detail about your special aircraft.

Our Craftsmanship


Let's bring your aircraft to life. Our expert designers will hand-carve your model from premium mahogany wood and carefully hand-paint.

Symbol of Pride


It will be like someone took a shrink ray to your actual aircraft. A perfect replica that captures your treasured memories and keeps them alive.

Custom Model of the plane you or your Loved One flew

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Amazing company

Just wanted to give a huge shoutout to Aviator Gear for bringing my grandfather's KC-135 back to life. This is such an amazing company from the customer service all the way to their extraordinary care and meticulous attention to detail! Our family is thrilled! Thank you again for your hard work for our military veteran heroes!

~ Bradley M.

CH-3E like real

I wanted a model customized to match the helicopters from my unit. They took all my old photos and matched up the markings, door art, and other items perfectly. When I received the model it was packaged perfectly and nothing damaged. It was an exciting experience to open the box and see what an awesome job they did.

~ Tom C.

Awesome B-45

The B-45 model you made for me was perfect in every way, including markings and the fuel vent probe next to the tail skid, which I had forgotten about. You may remember that I made the last flight of the B-45 when I delivered 48-017 to the SAC Museum at Offitt AFB, in Omaha, Neb., on June 14, 1972.

~ George G.

Excellent job

I received my Corsair on Friday and it exceeded my expectations. It was well packed and arrived undamaged, was easy to unpack and assemble. The detail was excellent as was the fit and finish. Now I just need to find a place to display it!

~ John B.

100% Accurate

Many thanks for the pro-active and professional customer service. They were spot-on with ensuring my 3 models were 100% accurate. All 3 arrived in perfect condition and they look fantastic! Will surely recommend Aviator Gear to my friends and co-workers.

~ Steven G.

How your aircraft Is created from start to finish

  1. 1. Takeoff

    Choose which you prefer: a model or a gift certificate. Within 24 hours, our designer will contact you. They will lead you through the design process from the start to finish, asking all the right questions to ensure we collect every important detail.

  2. 2. Confirm route
    1-2 business days

    We'll get back to you with an order form that will capture all of the details you have specified, including photos and mockups for our artists to use during production. Email us back with your approval or any changes or additional photos to aid our replication.

  3. 3. Production
    8-9 weeks
    6 weeks (rush production)

    Your custom model is hand-carved and molded from solid mahogany wood. We then move to the putty primer stage to get the shape exactly right. The paint process uses hand-painting, airbrushing, stencils, and in-house created decals to replicate the smallest details.

  4. 4. Quality check
    3+ days

    Once the model is complete, we'll email the photos to you for final approval. This will allow you to review the finished product, making sure we got everything just right. Once approved, we apply a final coat of lacquer to protect the awesomeness.

  5. 5. Shipped
    14 days
    3-5 days rushed

    After about 3 days the clear lacquer is dry. We then pack your model in a specially designed container for your aircraft type, to protect it from any unfortunate bumps and knocks. Normal production orders ship from our factory to our distribution facility in Florida once a week. Rush production orders ship to you directly from our factory.


How your aircraft Is created from start to finish

Did you know... ?

It takes over 60 man hours to cut, carve, mold, paint, and detail your custom model? Carving alone takes about 14 days. But don't you think the end result is well worth the wait?

Check out how our artisans hand-carve and hand-paint your model from scratch to make it 100% accurate from nose to the tail.


Choose your flight
route

I'll customize the model myself

Yours in: 3 months

Ready to make that special aircraft replica? Collect all the details and pictures you have - we're about to take off!

Perfect for:

Aviators

Maintainers

Aficionados

I'll let the recipient customize

Yours in: 24 hours

Not sure about the details or on a tight schedule? Grab a gift certificate and let the happy recipient customize their model!

Perfect for:

Family

Friends

Made to order aircraft model in just 12 weeks

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  • Customized ordnance
  • Custom names & numbers
  • Custom painting

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Unmatched detail


We guarantee you a one-of-a-kind model, designed with exquisite attention to detail you won't find anywhere else. And that's a promise!

Expert hand carving


Our models are hand-carved from solid red lauan mahogany - one of the strongest hardwoods and brought to life in the hands of expert craftsmen.

Long-lasting quality


We use only automotive grade paints, so you'll have a family heirloom model that can be passed down through generations.

100% lifetime warranty


Your model includes a lifetime warranty against ever cracking or fading. If you ever encounter these defects, we will replace or refund your payment.

Secure home delivery


The delivery comes in a sturdy shipping box custom-fit to your model, perfect to reuse for your future moves around the country and the world.

Worldwide shipping


We offer secure shipping to anywhere in the world. No matter where you live or are stationed, we will deliver your model to your doorstep.

We Live and Work By Our Values

Aviator Gear is a US-based company, owned & operated by a former Air Force fighter pilot. Our model designers are aviation experts and truly the best craftsmen in the world.

Over 2,000 made to order custom models are created in our factory each year to bring life to the memories of good times. We are your online wingman, and you can trust us make it right the first time!

Years of Experience
Our Philippine Factory
Military Background
60 artisans employed

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We're Serving Generations of Aviators and Engineers

”Piper PA-32-300 -Homesick Angel- 1975-1980”

”Piper PA-28-181, First solo flight!”

”B-53E Pratt & Whitney Aircraft”

”9th Reconnaissance Wing out of Beale AFB”

”CH-3E, 20HS, 1967-68-69”

”Cessena U206, Penobscot Island Air”

”F-16D, 77th Fighter Squadron”


Let's Get This Thing on your Desk!

Join thousands of happy customers and counting!

I'll customize the model myself

Yours in: 3 months

Ready to make that special aircraft replica? Collect all the details and pictures you have - we're about to take off!

Perfect for:

Aviators

Maintainers

Aficionados

I'll let the recipient customize

Yours in: 24 hours

Not sure about the details or on a tight schedule? Grab a gift certificate and let the happy recipient customize their model!

Perfect for:

Family

Friends

Not a Fan of Flying Solo?

Go ahead and get your squadmates on board! Order at least 5 aircraft models and get a minimum 5% discount on each! Contact us for a personalized group order.

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Frequent Questions

We can replicate any type of aircraft and any variant from any country. All of our mahogany wood custom aircraft products are made to order just for you. They are completely customized and personalized to your specifications.

We use only the finest kiln-dried solid mahogany (red lauan) wood, hand-carved by the world's greatest craftsmen with unprecedented precision and accuracy. Our artisans carve, mold, assemble, paint, and detail your briefing stick entirely by hand.

We have a 4 week and 6 week rush production service. After you approve the post-production digital photos of your completed model, expect about one additional week for us to finish the product in clear lacquer and deliver to you.

Our production facility is located in the Philippines. Every custom product begins as a block of solid wood and is hand-carved from scratch, so we can make any size or scale.

Absolutely! That is another aspect that makes us unique, because we do not charge extra for customized or personalized details. We will put pilot and crew chief names below the canopies, we will add nose art, and we will personalize your stand.

Once your aircraft replica is complete, we will email multiple post-production digital photos for your final approval prior to shipping. This allows you to see the finished product to ensure that we got everything just right. These photos will clearly show the paint markings, ordnance, names, tail number and customized stand. Corrections are still possible at this time. Any change requests different from the approved order form, may incur an additional charge. Once the final photos are approved, we apply a final coat of lacquer to protect the model. Once the lacquer is applied, changes will not be possible.

We use only the finest materials and paints giving us the ability to offer an exceptional warranty that our custom mahogany wood products will never crack, warp, yellow or fade. If you ever encounter these defects, we will replace your product or refund your payment guaranteed. We will also repair or replace any damage that occurs during shipment.

All of our custom mahogany wood aircraft replicas come with our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

Any questions? get in Touch

Not sure about the details? Or looking for something extra customized? Just drop us a line and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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