Marv Golden pioneered Mail-Order Aviation discounting in the pages of Trade-A-Plane in 1982 - 40 years ago! Prior to that, if you wanted Aviation Headsets, Portable Transceivers and other equipment you had to go to your local FBO and pay full retail!

Marv met with immediate success! In the early years, the business consisted of Marv and his wife Marjorie with part-time help from their sons Richard and Dan and other family members.

The business quickly grew and we established a Retail Store at Montgomery Field in San Diego in 1989. Dan joined the business full-time after a career in Marketing. Richard re-joined the business after his career in Retail and Information Technology.

As the business grew Marv (who is a U.S. Army veteran) felt strongly that staff for our store should include pilots and preferably retired Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, we are proud to employ Pilots, CFIs and other Aviation Experts, including veterans from the U.S. Navy and Air Force.

Marv has always felt that our unique advantage in Aviation and Pilot Supplies is our dedication to customer service and providing value to our customers, especially since his name is on the door (and the website)!

Marv still often answers the phone when customers call, and his values have guided the growth of our business. Today, the business is still a family-run operation by Marv and both of his sons, Dan and Richard. The rest of our valued staff has been with us for many years and are critical to the quality service that we deliver.

We value each and every one of our customers, and as we continue to grow and expand we appreciate your feedback and input. Don’t hesitate to contact us – we always love hearing from our customers!

And Remember:

Marv Golden Pilot Supplies is the original online Pilot Shop. We've been operating on the ground, too, for 40 years!

At Marv Golden we have always prided ourselves on Great Values, Great Prices, Great Selection, and most of all, on Great Customer Service.

Unlike some stores:

We DON'T charge your credit card until your items ship
We DON'T charge a re-stocking fee if you return your items
We DON'T inflate shipping charges.


We DO offer free shipping on many items,
We DO sell Internationally
We DO have a 30-day money-back guarantee

We ARE staffed by Pilots and CFIs
We ARE authorized dealers in almost everything we sell

We HAVE sold to Hundreds of Thousands of customers
We HAVE shipped to over 120 countries

Thank you for taking the time to visit

And yes, there really is a Marv Golden at!

Marv Golden Pilot Supplies is a Veteran-Owned business. The majority of our staff are Veterans and Pilots. When you call Marv Golden Pilot Supplies, you are getting the help and support you deserve.

For U.S. & International sales and Freight Quotes:

Store Hours:

Monday – Friday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time


Phone Numbers:

Toll Free Phone:800-348-0014

Int'l / Local Phone:858-569-5220


Mailing Address

Marv Golden Pilot Supplies
8690 Aero Drive, #102
San Diego, CA 92123

If you happen to be in the San Diego area, please come by and visit our showroom at Montgomery Field!

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