Brightline B7 Flight Bag
The Brightline B7 FLIGHT is perhaps the most useful flight bag ever designed. It’s a fact that some days you need more gear than others. The B7 lets you carry a full set of flight gear for cross country and basic IFR flight. And then it lets you downsize to a smaller bag for those days when you’re just going to take a quick VFR flight.
The Brightline B7 FLIGHT is designed to hold one or two full-sized headsets plus a full suite of charts, and of course your iPad (or two), a handheld radio, plus all the small stuff you’ll want along for the ride. It also serves as an unbeatable carry-on personal bag when traveling on commercial flights, or just as a terrific daily bag for a wide variety of personal and professional uses.
The Brightline CS4 and CS3 provide seven inches of storage depth (hence the name, “B7”), but keep in mind that there is also three thin flat storage areas BETWEEN the four modules for additional slim storage. Keep in mind also that you can add any other Center Section to the B7 to add more storage on certain days.
The B7 FLIGHT will very commonly be used to carry two full-sized aviation headsets of any brand inside the CS4. And then the CS3 can hold a library of charts, or an iPad in its bulky case, plus kneeboard, etc.
Storage on the Brightline B7 starts with the POCKET CAP FRONT: The POCKET CAP FRONT acts like the “hub” for your entire FLEX System. No matter which configuration you carry you’ll be attaching the POCKET CAP FRONT to one end of your bag. It holds all the important small stuff and tech stuff and personal stuff that you want with you no matter what. If you change configurations, you just move the POCKET CAP FRONT to the new configuration and still have all this key stuff with you, without any repacking or reloading.
PICK YOUR PARTS, BUILD YOUR BAG!
As any student pilot or flight instructor or general aviation pilot can tell you, there are LOTS of items that have to be carried out to the aircraft for every flight. Having experienced all of this personally during his progression to becoming a Certified Flight Instructor for Rotorcraft, the founder, Ross Bishop, used his engineering experience, partly out of frustration and partly for fun, to design his own flight bag. He showed the resulting 3D CAD model to several of his pilot friends and instructors and they all said they thought it was great. Almost without exception, people who saw his new design always asked how they could buy one. And so BrightLine Bags was born.