For many, pilot gifts equal happiness, so I don’t think any of the Forefathers are rolling in their grave as a result of my word play (and the fact that it almost rhymes bought me some leeway I think).
Anyway, you don’t need me to tell you that the Holiday season is upon us, but you may need a reminder that if you plan on shopping for Pilot Gifts online, and you want them to be delivered in time for the Holidays, the online shipping deadline is fast approaching.
For SkyGeek, the last day to order and have your gifts arrive in time is 12/23/08. Even then, you’ll have to select overnight shipping and hope that the driver doesn’t call in sick due to an overzealous attack on the company party’s supply of Egg Nogg the night before. My point being, try not to wait until the last minute. Instead of a beautiful box wrapped tightly with anticipation and mystery, you might end up handing out scraps of paper with a reluctantly scribbled “IOU” on it.
If you’re in a bind and you’re not sure what to get the Pilot in your life, or if you’re doing a little (ah hem) personal shopping, SkyGeek is here to help. The Pilot Gifts section is a great place to start. For even more help, here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular gifts SkyGeek is seeing for 2008.
AirGizmos™ Universal Gust Locks – This is an extremely handy little gizmo that allows you to quickly lock down virtually any control surface securely. If you don’t know what that means, trust me, your pilot will.
Crashkit Survival Kits – The perfect gift for any Pilot. Not only does it show you care, the food in these things will certainly taste better than a stale Yule Log or that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
ASL Camguard™: Advanced Engine Oil Supplement – So slippery Chevy Chase would use it on his snow saucer, but SkyGeek recommends using it on your planes Engine. You will thank yourself at Overhaul time! Addresses problems of corrosion, wear, deposits and seal degradation in piston engines.
If your Pilot loved ones tend to treat their “Sleigh” like the Holy Grail, you really can’t go wrong with any of these gifts. When they open them up, you won’t even need the mistletoe to get a kiss. If you’re buying for a buddy, taking that glove off exposes your hand to the cold, but I think you’ll agree that an appreciative handshake is well worth it.
From all the Geeks here at SkyGeek, we’d like to wish a Happy Holiday to you and your family. Take care everyone.