I was seventeen years old when my uncle offered to take me flying for my birthday. Our destination was the fly in café at Harvey field outside Seattle, Washington. As we crested the tree tops, my uncle pulled the engine power off and we swooped in to a very short grass field landing. The lunch was unforgettable and I was hooked on flying.
After time as a flight instructor, I flew larger and faster airplanes in the San Juan Islands, the Grand Canyon, and Commuter Airlines. Hired at TWA /American Airlines in 1999 I started a family and soon found myself out of work due to the events of 9/11. Out of work for a year and a half, I was hired at America West / US Airways. Again, due to workforce reductions, I soon found myself out of work.
Recognizing a shift in the way airlines do business and a lack of compatible products, I started to design flight bags that marry
the technical world, air crew demands and life on the road. I soon partnered with professionals in design, manufacturing, e-commerce, and distribution. The result is Contrail bags.
Designed by a pilot, with air crew feedback, real world life on the road experience and professional design construction, I believe we have developed the best flight bags on the market for our quickly changing technical world. Don't believe me? Try a test flight and see for yourself. If you are not satisfied, return it for a full refund.*
Contrail is a small company and we strive to meet all our customers' needs and welcome your feedback! I'm certain, once you try our bags you will have no hesitation recommending them to your friends and family. Until then, tailwinds.
*see return policy for details