A flight case is a heavy, metal-reinforced case to transport delicate equipment, most often custom-made of special-purpose flight case wood.

Typical parts used to build flight cases include: aluminium extrusions, steel ball corners, recessed butterfly latches and handles, all fixed with rivets. So flight cases are actually really solid cases that can stand a bump or two.

They come in a myriad of shapes and sizes, for the most eclectic range of purposes. They can come with or without wheels and have a detachable or flip-open lid. The inside is often lined with foam so as to optimally protect the equipment transported in it.

Things we can transport in flight cases include: musical instruments, DJ equipment, computers, photography and video equipment, weapons, DIY equipment, catering materials, etc.

A popular case variant specifically for the music and computer industry is the so-called 19-inch rack case. Lots of music and computer industry equipment is namely of the exact same internationally standard width of 19 inches (= 48.26 cm) and can be attached to 19-inch rack strips, fixed in a rack case. The flightcase-brico.com web shop has all you need to build such rack cases.

Read our step-by-step flight case assembly tutorial to see how you can build your own flight case.