****Commemorative icon for a lifetime****
January 10, 2015
A little about the plaque, it's a very firm well constructed plaque, the detail on it is amazing. If you're looking to buy this to celebrate your or someone else's first solo flight then you'll find out real quick this is the best commemorative plaque on the market. I searched the internet high and low and nothing came close to what I was looking for, that is until I found this plaque and I couldn't be any happier. I plan to buy from Tailwinds again when I finish earning my Private pilot.
ProsBeautiful construction and detail, on the back of the plaque are two mounting points one for horizontal hanging and vertical (seeing that hanging vertically wouldn't make sense because of how it is printed it's still nice to know the option is available). The mounting points are also somewhat of a locking type, meaning that if you were to use a thumbtack, it would have to fit through the hole and then slide through the grooves so the plaque wouldn't just fall out without having to exit the thumbtack from the entry hole. This is important to know seeing that if you hang this anywhere near glassware or something you wouldn't have to worry about it just falling out one day and smashing other stuff.
ConsI ordered the plaque Dec 26 and received it today Jan 10. So if you do the math, it was 2 weeks, not saying that this was an issue at all, but consider this for if you are ordering this for someone else and you want approximate times (they do disclose the working days necessary to fabricate the plaque on the description).