In this Fleshlight Pilot review, you’ll learn how good are Flight masturbators, how Pilot, Commander etc. compare, top alternatives & how it feels in use:
“This doesn’t look like a Fleshlight,” I said.
“That’s the point,” replied the store owner.
And that alone convinced me to buy the Fleshlight Flight Pilot.
I wanted a portable and discreet penis sleeve to carry on my travels without getting ‘those looks’ from the airport security. So, a regular Fleshlight was already off the table.
I never had huge expectations from the Flight Pilot, to begin with. Glad to say I was wrong!
What was supposed to be my travel companion quickly became a go-to masturbator at home. I quickly realized how amazing the product was for beginners on a budget.
So, I put together this review to help you guys understand the ins and outs (*wink*) of the Fleshlight Flight Pilot before deciding whether to purchase it or not.
The Flight Pilot is smaller and lighter than a regular Fleshlight, which makes it easy to carry around.
It’s also more discreet and doesn’t look like a sex toy. It’s super-convenient to use, and it dries up quickly after cleaning.
It’s also quite affordable for a branded sex toy.
The Not So Good
Men with penises larger than 6.5 inches won’t be able to fit into the Flight Pilot completely. People who prefer realistic toys won’t like the simple entry hole of this masturbator.
The Bottom Line
The Flight Pilot is quite affordable and great for people who like to carry their toys while traveling.
Although it doesn’t offer realism like a regular Fleshlight, its intricately designed interior texture guarantees maximum pleasure.
Fleshlight Flight Pilot is for you if:
- You are a beginner on a budget
- You want a branded yet affordable masturbator
- You want a penis sleeve that doesn’t look like a sex toy
- You want a compact and portable toy for traveling
- Your penis length is 6 inches or less
Fleshlight Flight Pilot is not for you if:
- Your penis is bigger than 6 inches
- You prefer realistic-looking Fleshlights
Table of Contents
Unboxing and First Impressions
Since the Flight Pilot is priced at the lower end, I wasn’t expecting a royal unboxing experience. The toy came in a shiny blue box with a transparent layer that shows the product inside.
It’s packed in such a way that it looks like a hairdryer from a distance. Inside, you get the Fleshlight Flight Pilot along with a standard user manual and a free sample sachet of Flesh Lube.
The first thing I noticed about the toy was its weight. At around 400 grams (0.8 lb), it’s much lighter than the larger Fleshlight I bought a few years back. The Flight Pilot looked puny when I compared them both side-by-side.
Having said that, the Pilot is actually bigger in hand as compared to pictures.
Coming from a brand like Fleshlight, the build quality is good. Although it only comes in a plain black color, it doesn’t look cheap at all.
Quick note: I did notice a rubbery, “factory” smell when I first unboxed the Pilot, but it went away with a quick rinse under the tap.
Let’s Talk Specs
The Fleshlight Flight Pilot is only 8 inches tall and around 3.5 inches thick. You could compare it with a tall can of beer.
However, the insertable length is only 6 inches. If your penis is bigger than it, it won’t fit into this toy entirely, although it would still be equally pleasurable. The sleeve can take up to 5.5 inches in circumference.
Thanks to the small size of the Pilot, men with smaller penises will really love it since it gives you more texture in lesser space.
The outer cover of the Flight Pilot is made out of good-quality hard plastic. It feels like it can withstand a few knocks and low-height drops, but I would still be careful while handling it.
Underneath the top lid, the sleeve is made of Fleshlight’s patented SuperSkin material.
As you would’ve guessed from the name, it’s supposed to feel less like rubber and more like human skin. The advantage of SuperSkin is that it is latex-free and non-allergenic.
Plus, it’s softer and smoother than the regular silicone sleeves. You can submerge it in warm water for a few minutes before using it for exciting temperature play.
The highlight of the Flight Pilot is its compact and discreet design.
It’s very slim and sleek and looks like a bottle of shampoo or an air freshener rather than a sex toy. To some, it may even look like a Bluetooth speaker or a tall coffee mug.
I keep it away in a drawer, though, and it takes very little space.
The outer body of the Pilot has a tiny dimple-like texture all over it for better grip during use.
If you don’t like the suction, the bottom cap is entirely removable. The entire sleeve can be easily removed for cleaning. If you want, you can use the sleeve without the outer body as well.
Overall, I feel it’s a very practical, easy-to-use design.
My only gripe is that it only comes in black, which can get a bit boring sometimes (although that makes it stealthier). I would’ve liked more color options like blue or white.
Fleshlight Flight Series – Which One is Best?
Fleshlight offers the Flight masturbator in various models. These models come with different internal textures, and some are more intense than others. It’s difficult to say which one is the best since it’s a matter of personal preference.
The Pilot is a clear penis sleeve with a swirled non-anatomical entry hole (it doesn’t look like a butt, vagina, or mouth). There are bumps, ridges, and fingers inside the sleeve that are designed to make you feel a different sensation as you go deeper.
Although the Aviator does not contain different textures like the Pilot, it does come with tightly stacked pleasure rings inside. Unlike the Pilot, the Aviator comes in a clear case that lets you see the action inside.
Unlike other Flight models, the Flight Commander comes with a beautiful crystal blue sleeve and a clear case. Its highlight is that it has two entry points for air, which translates to enhanced suction.
The Commander offers a more intense stimulation as it is tighter than the other models. See chart below for comparison:
How to Use Flight Pilot
One of the things I love about the Pilot is that it’s very convenient and easy to use. It’s always ready to go.
You just need to open the top lid and apply a little lube to the entry hole. That’s it! You can now insert your penis and stroke at your preferred speed. It can’t get simpler than this.
With the Flight Pilot, I suggest you take it a little slow. You want to enjoy all the different layers inside and not rush to finish.
If you don’t like the suction, you can remove the bottom cap. With slow and gentle strokes, you can try edging. The build-up, at least for me, is intense.
Thanks to the SuperSkin material, the Pilot does not require a lot of lube. Use only water-based lubes with this one if you don’t want to wreck it.
Lube-saving pro tip: If you feel like the lube is drying up during use, you can keep a spray bottle handy and spray some water instead of applying more lube. It mixes with the lube and makes it feel like saliva, just sloppier.
Use lukewarm water for more sensation. Don’t use excessively hot water though, or you might end up cooking your hot dog.
And if you have a Fleshlight Shower Mount, you can buy a Flight Adapter to attach the Pilot to the Mount. It’s easier to clean up in the shower, isn’t it?
How Does it Feel?
Better than your hand!
Jokes aside, many sex toy enthusiasts doubt the pleasuring capabilities of the Pilot just because it doesn’t look like a regular Fleshlight.
It isn’t shaped like a body part, which might be a turn-off for people who prefer a more realistic look and feel. You can’t really compare it with the “real thing”.
However, if you can look beyond that aspect, the Flight Pilot won’t disappoint you.
The texture inside the Pilot sleeve has been designed to give your Johnny (or whatever you call it) intense stimulation. Personally, it’s way better than any handjob I’ve received so far.
If you have used the Fleshlight Stoya Destroya, you will find the internal texture of the Pilot familiar. There’s a reason why it’s also known as the mini Destroya.
My Experience With Flight Pilot
Say what you may, but there’s a limit to what your hand can do. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I slapped the rooster with my bare hand. So it’s only natural that I didn’t want to miss my sleeve collection while traveling solo.
Although I bought the Flight Pilot just because of its discreetness, the sleeve really left me surprised. I had more fun with it than I expected, although the toy did get slightly loud due to the suction noise. (If you live in a dorm, your roommate will hear you going at it.)
The Pilot has just the right amount of tightness for me, but if your penis is very girthy, you might find it a little too tight for your liking. The micro-grooves on the case make it easy to grip.
It’s on the lighter side, so I had no problem using it for around 15 minutes at a stretch.
Since the Pilot has a non-anatomical design, it didn’t feel like a “real pussy” and yet it made me finish quickly. I can best describe it as an amazing blowjob with really good suction.
I like the way the interior chamber gets tighter near the mid-point. I suggest starting with a slow jacking-off motion to completely feel the texture and then gradually increasing the thrusting speed.
You could always use it for a quickie, but I prefer to explore.
I’ve tried it with my girlfriend too. Trust me, it feels even better when you cannot anticipate the speed or intensity of the strokes.
I did notice one problem with the Pilot, though I’m not sure if it’s just my unit. I noticed some lube leaking out from the other end of the toy even though the cap was tightly closed.
How to Clean the Flight Pilot
Cleaning the Fleshlight Flight Pilot is as simple as using it. Once you’re done “rolling the dice”, simply take out the sleeve from the case and run it under warm water. You may have to use your fingers to clean the smaller nooks inside the sleeve.
After the rinse, leave the sleeve to air dry. Unfortunately, it takes more than 6 hours to dry, so I usually leave my Pilot to dry overnight.
If you don’t clean and dry the sleeve properly, it will get stickier over time. It will appear grimy and dirty, thus reducing its overall life. I wouldn’t want to put my jewel in there!
Pro Tip: I found my Pilot getting a bit sticky at times, so I used some talc powder to dry it out completely. Many sex toy veterans suggest using cornstarch, but I prefer talc as it is hydrophobic and doesn’t wash off easily.
Fleshlight Pilot: Price, Where To Buy
A major reason for the Pilot’s popularity is its price.
The Fleshlight Flight Pilot is available on the official Fleshlight website for just $54.95.
Given that it’s a Fleshlight product, it’s actually a very affordable choice if you’re looking for something discreet.
Don’t forget that Fleshlight has a Loyalty program that lets you earn points in a few different ways. You can later use those points as money off your purchase.
What do Other People think About It?
Many users on Reddit pointed out how the Pilot felt amazing even though it wasn’t designed with realism in mind.
“It doesn’t necessarily feel completely realistic, but different in a good way.”ssrsktn, Reddit
“It isn’t real at all. But OMG it can make me cum a lot faster and harder than a hand job….”Hexenschuss, Reddit
One Pilot user did point out a valid shortcoming of this toy, though I didn’t experience this problem myself.
“I would have liked more suction, and I found the sound of air moving in and out of it to be a little annoying at times.”NoRaisinForRagrets, Reddit
If the Flight Pilot is still expensive for you, you can get the Fleshlight Quickshot for just $38. It’s smaller and lighter, so it’s easier to hide in small bag pockets or drawers.
It has an open-ended design, though, so things could get a little messy.
I would also recommend the Stoya Destroya if you’re ready to spend slightly more and don’t mind a full-size Fleshlight. The internal texture is almost identical to the Pilot but a little more intense.
It’s a better option for people who have penises longer than 6.5 inches and prefer a more realistic, vagina-shaped masturbator.
The Fleshlight Flight Pilot is worth every penny if you’re tired of “taking matters into your own hand” (if you know what I mean).
It easily fits into any travel bag and offers a mind-blowing internal texture. You can either use it for quick fun or longer stamina-training sessions. I have been using it for over a year now, and it’s still in pretty good shape.
I would say the return on investment for this toy has been…orgasmic!