Airplane Weather Vanes
Most pilots are always glancing up at the sky or gazing outside to judge the weather with wind speed and direction. This makes an Airplane Weather Vane the perfect aviation gift for a pilot. Not only is it in the shape of something they love – an airplane – but it will help them determine the weather which is especially important to general aviation pilots. In fact, the windsock, found at even the most technologically-advanced airports, is based upon the same principles as a weather vane.
Tailwinds has a variety of airplane weather vanes that are suited for installation on top of an aircraft hangar, cupola, gazebo, or roof. The smaller airplane windvanes also make a good focal point in a garden setting or mounted on a deck railing. We offer only top quality weather vanes that are handcrafted from the finest copper or heavy duty 14-guage steel. Don’t forget to look for our selection of Made In the U.S.A. weather vanes.
Nancy’s Notes: I couldn’t resist this bit of trivia. An Airplane Weather Vane is vying for the title of world’s largest weather vane in the Guinness Book of World Records. A retired Douglas DC-3 sits atop a swiveling support at the Yukon Transportation Museum which is right next to the Whitehorse International Airport. Amazingly, even as large as it is, the DC-3 windvane only requires a 5 knot wind to rotate. Worth a flyby if you’re in the area.