Weird, or Innovative?

By now, you probably know that SkyGeek offers just about everything you can think of in terms of products that help you maintain and enjoy your aircraft, toot toot. That was the sound of our own horn incase you were wondering. What you may not know is that many of these everyday products have uses other than their stated purpose. Through casual conversations while standing around the water cooler, the Geeks over here have come up with an innovative use for almost every product we offer. It’s tough to decide whether these alternative uses are innovative, or just plain weird. To settle the dispute, we’re asking you to be the judge. Here’s a 4 item sample.


AeroShell Grease



Stated Purpose: AeroShell Grease products fit every lubrication need of the aviation community. From greasing wheel bearings and engine accessories, to everything airframe, AeroShell is the high quality brand you want.



Innovative Purpose: Spring is here, summer is just around the corner, and the temperatures are on the rise baby! Grease up and old tarp with some AeroShell grease and BOOM, home-made slip and slide. Just be sure to slide with your mouth and eyes closed. You might want to clothespin that nose as well. Get this going in your front yard and watch the neighborhood kids wither with envy.



Stainless Steel Safety Wire   

Stated Purpose: Safety wire is used for securing nuts and bolts (ie. Carb nuts and Prop bolts), as hose clamps (around the fuel lines, fuel pump, carb, or primer bulb), as probe clamp replacements, exhaust springs, rotary valve tank clamps, spark plug caps for securing your air filters to your carbs & much more.



Innovative Purpose: You know how sometimes you’re in line to get a cup of coffee and there’s a person in front of you on their cell phone holding everything up and being unbelievably rude to the person serving them? Now you can do something about it. Carry some of this stainless steel safety wire around with you and swiftly jump into action at a moments notice. Tie that bird-brain up before they even know what hit them. You could also use it to subdue a bank robber, but you may not want to waste it on them, cell phone abuse is a far more important societal breakdown to focus on controlling. The banks are stealing from everyone anyway; they’ll just get bailed out.



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Spring Discount

That furry little groundhog beast had his never-ending winter, now it’s time for the skies to clear.  Aside from the occasional April shower, spring is my favorite time to fly.
The enjoyable weather just makes it that much more enticing to get up in the air to take it all in. It’s time to climb out of that winter semi-hibernation; it’s time to get back into full swing. To all of our loyal SkyGeek customers, Happy Spring!

To celebrate, we’re offering the Peltor HTB79A headset at just $100 a pop. You won’t find a better price on this item anywhere. This discount is going to end real soon, so don’t procrastinate.

These Peltore HTB79A headsets are perfect to use with speaker microphones, VHF/UHF radios or personal audio entertainment devises when you’re in high noise areas.

If you often find yourself in highly noisy situations, and you like your ability to hear (regardless of how much you may take it for granted), these are perfect for you. If you need to hear a VHF/UHF radio, or you like to listen to music while you work, they’re an even better fit. For those of you who remember the newsletter from a few weeks ago, this falls right in line with the “whistle while you work” strategy, and the noise cancelling aspect will even block out your out of tune attempts to hit the high notes.
The Peltor HTB79A combines noise-cancelling technology with crystal-clear sound that won’t hurt or damage your ears.  The large earpieces fit completely over your ears and contain ultra-comfortable gel ear cushions.  The wire headband is adjustable and the top is padded so you can wear it for hours.  These industrial headphones are highly durable, and they’ll last you a long long time.

In high noise environments, you can’t find a better product.  And don’t limit your thinking to just the runway and the hangar. There are hundreds of uses for these, like when you’re stuck riding in a car with a bunch of jabberwockies who won’t stop talking about reality TV.  
Throw these on, lay your head back, and dream of flying your plane. You might catch some gruff, but who cares, I’d give my left ring finger to avoid something like that.

Hurry up- this deal is as fleeting as the groundhog’s shadow, so take advantage!  

That’s it for this week, Happy Spring everyone! Take Care!

Zombies, Mustache’s & Jumping in Ice Holes

There’s a lot of reasons why owning a plane is great, but there’s a few you might not have thought of. For this newsletter, SkyGeek is going to list 8 reasons you may not have thought of as to why owning a plane is supremely beneficial. Let’s get it started!

1.   Reason number one: You get to see things like this. No, this isn’t a close up of a wooden nickel. This is The Alberta Indian, a carving in the ground that is thousands of feet wide / tall. Good luck getting perspective on this thing while you’re standing on the ground.




2.   Reason number two: You don’t have to deal with road rage and traffic.  Believe me, there would be nothing more satisfying that putting this guy in his place, but not having to deal with maniacs like this can make your life a lot less high strung. And traffic! You don’t have to sit in TRAFFIC! (I think I just got a little “computer rage” typing that out).



3.   Reason number three: Revenge. Owning a plane is a great way to get revenge. I got the idea from a skit on the Tom Green Show a while back. Let’s say your friend got a ticket while using your car and now refuses to pay it (or something like that). Casually tell him to meet you somewhere outside after work. You take the day off, gather up all his belongings, load them on your plane, then you fly right over the area you said you’d meet him and throw everything out of the plane so he can see. He’ll know it’s his stuff because you call him on his cell phone right before you do it. Try and top that!

4.   Reason number four: When you put on a captains hat, your mustache becomes 12x more awesome. Being a captain is cool enough, but if you’re a captain with a boss mustache, you’re pretty much untouchable. If I walked on a plane and saw this guy was my captain, I’d feel very confident that not only could he fly the plane, if something happened where we crashed in a tropical rainforest…this guy would be taming snakes and eating Jaguars for breakfast.


5.   Reason number five: This is an image taken of a passenger going through screening at an airport. I don’t know if you’re aware, but these scanners are going up in airports across the country (and they’re a lot more revealing than this picture…I couldn’t even put a real one in here). I don’t know if George Orwell has prung from his grave to yell I told you so yet, but he’s certainly getting restless. When you own your own plane, you don’t have to deal with this…ever. Not to mention the long lines, bad plane food, baggage claim, shoe removal and crying babies.


6.   Reason number six: You get to use cool language like “Foxtrot this is Chameleon, come in Foxtrot.” You can also joke around with your husband, wife, kids or friends. For instance, say your wife or husband comes into the room and says something like “honey Craig got detention for shooting spitballs.” You can turn to him or her and with the most serious face you have, and in the most serious voice you can muster, say “Ready the plane.” Then you just get up and walk away like you mean serious business.

7.  Reason number seven: You don’t have to pick up a stupid hobby. Owning a plane and everything that goes a long with that is one of the coolest hobbies known to the human species. With that in place, you don’t have to worry about starting a stamp collection or joining a winter swimming club to pass the time. Gaining the ability to fly represents one of the biggest progressive moments in human history. Jumping into an ice hole in the dead of winter represents a step in the wrong direction. Give yourself a pat on the back for helping to move things forward.

8.  Reason number eight: Your escape is already planned. It’s a tough subject to broach, and a sad thing to think about, but if a man-made crisis or natural disaster hits your area…the roads are going to be jammed to the point where walking becomes your best option. Little Cindy’s scooter becomes more valuable than Big Tom’s Mercedes with the Ostrich leather. That is of course unless you have a plane. Whether it’s the explosion of a super volcano, a gigantor flood or a zombie attack, if you have a plane…you’re right out of there. If it’s a zombie attack, just do yourself a favor and don’t look down.

Well, that wraps up the top 8 reasons why owning a plane is super beneficial. We at SkyGeek know there’s probably close to 7,000 more reasons so if you’d like to share, send us over an email…we love the feedback. That’s it for this week, take care everyone!