Best Flying & Plane Toys For Kids
Hey there! Welcome to the top 10 best flying and plane toys for kids. We have rounded up the very best flight toys to provide your children with challenging, crazy-fun options that inspire them to soar to new heights. From basic airplane toys to those controlled by smartphones to lil helicopters and more, there are plenty of great options to choose from here!
Why should your children sit inside on gloriously-sunny days when they can fine-tune their hand-eye coordination skills with remote-control airplanes and the like? Forget spending time in front of the television or computer….your kids will want to get outside and play with these special toys! We are all about toys that encourage a love of learning, inspire imaginations, and foster creativity, which is what the options on this top 10 list (and many, many of our other lists) offer your children. Give them gifts that keep on giving…and enjoy watching their young minds expand (well, not literally haha).
Enjoy choosing from this comprehensive list…and wowing your kids with your toy-buying savvy!
About this page: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best children’s flying and plane toys for 2017 was created by real moms and educators. Numerous types of toys are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Ages 13 and up
First on our list is the Ready Made RC Nano Skyhunter. A molded black plane made with EPP foam, it features a 31″ wingspan and a 2204 2300kv motor. Other features include a shaft diameter of 5mm and a 6×3 propeller. Renowned for outstanding crash repair-ability, the plane takes about 30 minutes to assemble and features easy-to-locate CG bumps. It is durable, simple to fly, and highly portable.
Your kiddo will love assembling and flying this excellent plane toy. It is the ideal option for a tween or teen already versed in flying toy planes and helicopters–think of it is as a medium-level option!
This plane does not come with a remote control–you will need a four-channel transmitter and receiver. Efficient but small, you’ll get between 10 to 12 minutes of air time per flight.
A wonderfully-unique remote-controlled jet, the Air Hogs Fury Jump Jet RC Helicopter features rotating wings that let it do two nifty things: fly jet-style and hover helicopter-style. Your kiddo will have fun with this plane toy both indoors and outdoors, and no doubt enjoy the vertical lift-off and mid-air transformations. The toy also comes with a remote control and instruction manual.
Better for outdoor flying than in due to the hovering mechanism, this Air Hogs option does not rotate 360 degrees but remains an ideal first remote-control flying toy. It lasts between 9 and 12 minutes on a full charge depending how you fly it. Tell your tween or teen to use it in an open field first for best results.
Ages 13 and up
The Cessna 782 Electric Infrared Remote Control Biplane Airplane takes up the third spot on our list. A bright-orange option, this plane toy is “full flight,” aka flies up, down, left, and right. It comes with a two-channel remote control that includes lights, as well as auto stable technology for fantastically-stable flights. Charge time is 20 minutes for a 12-minute flight.
Made of durable material capable of withstanding impact, the controls are easy to use, even for little kids. It is the perfect flying toy on a sunny, windless day! This option also makes a perfect beginner plane toy…what’s not to love?
Next up is the Air Hogs Titan flying toy. Another easy-to-assemble toy, this sleek option comes with a titan glider, instruction manual, and two flight modes: soar and stunt. It performs acrobatic tricks and provides hours of fun in backyards and parks. The toy also does well in hilly areas.
A truly high-quality flying toy ideal for your young plane enthusiast, it is hard not to appreciate the craftsmanship that went into this Air Hogs toy. Enjoy watching your kiddo squeal with glee as this amazing plane flies through the air and does all kinds of cool stunts.
Ages 14 and up
The Snap & Fly Canard Ready To Fly Airplane System takes up the fifth spot on our list. Voted the “most unique product” by Backyard Flyer Buyers Guide in 2010, the canard plane connects to the “base module” via magnets, with said module including a motor, receiver, propeller, and actuators. It even comes with a handy carrying case that includes a handle for easy transport.
This kit also includes a 6-channel 900mHz radio with preset mixing settings. Ideal for flying outdoors as well as large indoor spaces, each battery takes 10 minutes to charge for the same amount of flying time. It flies well and may become your family’s favorite flying toy!
Ages 14 and up
Another Snap & Fly favorite is number 6 on our list. The Snap & Fly Biplane Ready to Fly Airplane System is also a Backyard Flyer Buyers Guide pick. It comes with many of the same features, including the base module and the carrying case, and similarly does well outdoors and in large indoor spaces.
Since this plane is so light, you will need good, non-windy weather to operate it. If you kid takes it out on a blustery day…well, who knows what might happen. Regardless, it flies well and is sure to provide your young one with hours of flight-tastic fun.
Ages 14 and up
The POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane is a DIY paper drone and the world’s first remote-controlled product of its kind. This plane toy comes with a conversion kit featuring an 180 feet/55 meter range and a crash-resistant design. It also features Bluetooth Smart Technology controlled by–you guessed it–a smartphone, though you have to be sure it is compatible with one of the models in your house. The special template paper makes both folding and flying easy.
The plane toy will not work with Amazon’s Fire Tablet, but it does work with an iPad. Be sure to check the guidelines before your kiddo starts playing with it to ensure hours of fun flying time. Your tween will love it…and so will you!
Ages 8 and up
The number eight spot on our list goes to the Syma S111G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro. Easy to fly due to stable flight characteristics, it comes with a brushed motor and requires Lithium Polymer battery for power. This heli is perfect for any beginner. It’s pretty darn cute, too!
Watch you youngling fly it up, down, right, left, forward, and backwards. The LED lights are so bright they show up even in the middle of the day. The battery takes about an hour to charge for seven to eight minutes of flight time. Well-made and just too cool, it is ideal for kids and tweens.
Ages 14 and up
The PowerTRC MIG-29 Remote Control Jet comes ready to fly and with a 7.4V 800mah rechargeable battery. It offers an astounding 20 minutes of flight time after charging the battery for two to three hours. Flight distance is pretty darn decent, too! The remote is included but the battery isn’t. It’s easy to glue back together if your kid crashes it.
This plane is also crazy-fast, so be sure to emphasize that to your tween to avoid gluing the toy back together every two days. Big field areas are best for flying.
Ages 14 and up
Our last choice is the E-flite UMX P-47 BL BNF Basic RC Airplane. This plane toy comes with a brushless BL 180 outrunner power system (don’t worry, it’s installed), as well as advanced AS3X® technology for easy handling. Additional features include to-scale wheels and cockpit detail with a WWII USAAC 334th Fighter Squadron trim theme. No assembly is required to enjoy this airplane.
The landing gear does not retract, but this plane toy was still built to provide your youngin’ with the most power possible. It is very responsive and makes a great final pick for our top 10 best flying and plane toy list! Have fun!