Wings and a Beverage SkyGeek Style!

There’s nothing better right?

I’m not talking about chicken here; I’m talking about strapping yourself into your seat, grabbing some popcorn and a beverage, and watching a mind blowing aviation movie. I’m talking about pulling G’s in a military fighter plane, or diving down in a Bush Flyer to give the Alaskan tree-line a haircut.

If you’re picking up what I’m putting down, you’re in luck. SkyGeek has a TON of aviation movies to fill your appetite (a TON, literally, all our movies combined weigh more than a ton).  With videos ranging from action packed first hand adventures, to high quality instructional videos, you can’t miss! We’ve got something for everyone. Aviation history movies for the history buff, kids movies for…well…kids, even NASA movies for all you space cadets out there (sorry about your probing, honestly. We’ll back any campaign with the goal of commissioning the Mars Rover to track down the culprits).

Sadly, within the vast collection, we don’t have Gone With the Wind. We do however have these “instant classics” that conveniently fit into Yee Olde stocking.

Big Rocks Long Props 1Big Rocks Long Props Volume 1

 

The Great Circle Air Safari DVDThe Great Circle Air Safari DVD

60 Degrees North at 500 Feet DVD60 Degrees North at 500 Feet DVD

If you have a little pilot in training, be sure to pick up a couple of phone books. Also be sure to check out our best selling kid’s movie and a few toy planes to help them burn off the post movie excitement (a couple bucks could save an heirloom).

 Andy’s Airplanes: Andy Meets the Blue Angels

 Toy Planes and Gliders

All this talk about movies is making the bottom of my shoes sticky, and I think I just inadvertently turned off my cell phone and shooshed the cat. The next time you’re in the mood to watch a high flying aviation movie, make sure you don’t have to settle for watching Top Gun for the 258th time. There’s more out there!

Bottom line, if you’re looking for Ace aviation movie, SkyGeek has one fueled up and ready to go. We’ll provide the wings, but it’s Bring Your Own Beverage. 

Who’s Going to Save Your Bacon?

 

SkyGeek will! 

 

With the help of a Crashkit survival kit.

 

 Unless you’re the inspiration behind the movie Rambo, odds are you’re going to want a survival kit handy incase of an emergency.

 These Crashkits are filled with all the basics to help you survive.  From flares to flashlights, water purifiers to high-calorie food bars. There’s even a handy manual that will guide your instincts.

 

If you find your bacon a little fried, these kits may mean the difference between a BLT and a grease fire. All the Geeks here prefer that you remain on the “life” side of an emergency situation, that’s why we thought it’s about time we send out the reminder.

What comes in the box depends on which box you choose, but each one will go a long way toward keeping you upright. Here’s a look at some of our kits:

Alpha Personal Flight Survival Kit

Bravo Personal Flight Survival Kit

Charlie Personal Flight Survival Kit

General Aircraft Survival Kit

Helicopter Survival Kit

 

Sorry, no Wilson volleyball included. He didn’t fit. You’ll have to talk to a coconut, instead.

If you often fly with a partner, and you don’t want to resort to cannibalism, take a look at some of the multi-person kits (side note: I always thought if it was named Mannibalism it would sound a lot more terrifying, Cannibalism kind of just sounds like you’re eating a thing of Tomato Soup).

These can help your group of two, four, or six people survive for a full seven days:

·        2 Person, 7 Day Survival Kit

·        4 Person, 7 Day Survival Kit

·        6 Person, 7 Day Survival Kit

 

In all seriousness, these are a must-have for all pilots, campers, sailors, and anyone else at risk of finding themselves stranded. They will help you survive and signal to others where you are so people can find you. With the holiday season fast-approaching, these make excellent gifts for adventurous loved-ones. So you say you or your adventurous friend already has a survival kit? Compare its contents to those in these survival kits and see the difference. These Crashkits were developed to counteract the many other inadequate and far-from-functional kits on the market. Make it count. However, if you’re sure you can at least augment your current kit with some other Geeky survival items.

Rescue Laser Light

Laser LightSafer than flares, further-reaching than flashlights, this laser light can reach up to 20 miles in the dark, signaling to nearby parties that you’re there. Rugged and waterproof, this light is non-flammable and non-hazardous, and has a life of more than five hours. The Geeks highly recommend this for your emergency stash. To answer a commonly asked question, no they do not signal Batman. Who’s going to save your bacon? Invest in a Crashkit survival kit and save your own!

Project Pumpkin is here!

The Chief Geek has sold the SkyGeek Bush Scooter over the summer and in true October Spirit the Stinky Pumpkin has arrived.
 
It came with 43 Years / 9900 Hours of wear and tear plus an odd odor that led to the planes name. The odor was later credited to 4 mice (R.I.P.) that decided to shack up in the headliner and drink the purple Kool Aid last winter.
 
The idea is to go through this oldie but goody and install some modern day conveniences sold by SkyGeek and show you, our customers, every detail possible of their installation on N2758X Project Pumpkin.
 
Here is a preliminary list of items that can be found on SkyGeek that have been installed thus far:

•    Ameri-King AK-451 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter
•    McFarlane Baffle Seals , Trim & Rudder Cables, Seat Rails, Seat Roller Kits
•    Rosen Sun Visors
•    Commant Antennas  
•    ICOM IC-A210 VHF Air Band Transceiver       
•    Garmin  GMA-340, GNS-430W & a Garmin GPS 496

If you have questions about the project or are a Vendor who wants to see your product showcased on this project and eventually for sale on SkyGeek, drop us a note Sales@SkyGeek.com.

As you can see from the pictures this project will not happen overnight and all C180 past experiences are greatly appreciated!
 
 

A big friendly shout out to these Service Providers thus far on SkyGeek Project Pumpkin:

 • Cawley’s Aviation: When SkyGeek bought the "Stinky Pumpkin" it was only 60% there missing its tail group awaiting new material to make the trim work. The Chief Geek’s wife said what the heck did you buy! Within 7-10 days the guys at Cawley’s had the plane back to airworthy status and the trim has never worked so good. Big Thanks to Tom & Bill, if you are on the East Coast these guys know C180’s & C185’s!

Airtex Interiors: Don and his team took the "Pumpkin’s" two front seats that looked like they were removed from the "Van down by the river" and with their interior wand transformed them into two shining masterpieces. Yes you have to pay extra for Don to put on his full Sorcerer garb but man it is 100% worth it!

Precision Avionics: (email: Avionicwiz@aol.com) Ken from Precision Avionics at Dutchess County Airport has been a loyal SkyGeek customer for years and it was great being able to give them business back. The Stinky Pumpkin had an eclectic mixture of Avionic additions from the past 43 years just no removals. Currently the "Pumpkin’s" guts have been totally ripped out. The Jr. Geek and the Chief Geek have totally removed the entire interior down to zinc chromate.

               

          
Every floor panel was removed and we have attempted to remove 43 years worth of Grease, Grime, Sand & Dirt from the belly back into the tail cone. The plane was flown bare bones last Monday to Ken’s ramp where he and his crew have removed all the ancient avionic artifacts. Watch the Stinky Pumpkin Blog as I add more pictures of Ken’s team going from Spaghetti everywhere to finished product. Need some radio work or a quote on a new custom aluminum panel in the Northeast drop Ken an e-mail at the address above or call 845-462-5116.