Over time, we’ve all grown to appreciate the little things in life. You know, like the moment you take your shoes off after a hard days work, having exact change in your pocket, or the comfort you feel after flipping to the cool side of your pillow on a hot summer’s night. Yeah, the little things sure are great.
The problem is there are usually a few little things that drive you up the wall as well. Referencing my own experiences, I would say such things would include paper cuts, not being able to get a cowlick down, forgetting what you were going to say a few minutes prior, and stepping on a doggy “land mine”. They’re not going to affect your life in any drastic way, they’re just annoying little things that you shouldn’t have to deal with.
Well, SkyGeek is here to make sure that when it comes to flying, you’re on the right side of the “little things” pendulum swing. Chasing down a clear sunset at 8,000 feet is one of life’s’ great treasures. Angling your entire body to see out a dirty plane window is one of life’s great annoyances.
Whether it’s fate’s idea of a cruel joke I’m not sure, but doesn’t it always seem like the biggest problems stem from the tiniest little things? Whether it’s a devastating forest fire caused by a single camp-fire ember, or a few little termites being responsible for the destruction of your home, it’s easy to say that small things matter.
When it comes to your plane, the same thing holds true. A little grease in your engine could mean the difference between flight and fright (to put it nicely). SkyGeek carries a variety of Aeroshell Grease types that will fit your plane’s needs. While you’re at it, check out SkyGeek’s fuel testers & fuel gauges to further ensure that your plane is being properly maintained.
True story time!
I once had to build a bird house for geometry class. My teacher figured the angles and measurements would help us get a more hands on feel for what he was trying to teach. We had to have our parents sign a permission slip that stated we would do the math, and they (the parents) would do the sawing and whatnot. Quoting my teacher; “I don’t want to have a bunch of 8 fingered students running around here.” So I had the slip signed and eventually my father and I began to work on the bird house. Soon after, I began to notice that the bird house wasn’t turning out so good. I said “Dad, why does this look so bad…I did all the measurements correctly…I know I did.” He turned to me, held up a rusty bow saw that he must have found at the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean and said “I’m working like a #*%&*$* pilgrim over here, that’s why!” So, I reluctantly brought the birdhouse in on the day they were due. The first thing I noticed was that we had a substitute teacher. Apparently, Mr. Byrne had stayed after school the previous day helping kids who didn’t have help from their parents. While helping a student, one of the pieces of wood slipped and Mr. Byrne lost half of two fingers. I wound up with a C, and my teacher wound up “running around with 8 fingers.”
So what’s the moral of the story?
1. In the case of the teacher, don’t throw rocks if you live in a glass house (?).
2. In the case of my dad and I, knowledge and experience won’t get you anywhere without preparedness.
For example, let’s say you’re an expert pilot and you know your plane inside and out. What happens when you’re at 6,000 feet and you lose electrical, or your radio goes on the fritz? All that knowledge and experience isn’t going to mean much if you don’t have a handheld radio as a backup. Now, if you’re going to prepare yourself (or like some people do, just get one to listen in on all the action), you might as well save some money. That’s where SkyGeek comes in.
That’s enough storytelling for me today. Take care my fellow aviation enthusiasts. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and don’t forget to enjoy the little things.