Happy New Year from SkyGeek!

From all of us at SkyGeek, we’d like to wish everyone a happy, safe and prosperous new year!


We’d also like to thank everyone for all of their great feedback and support this year, all of which helps us bring you the best SkyGeek experience possible. We thank you again, and keep it coming in TWENTY TEN!


Yeah, 2009 was a blast, but on Friday, “that was soooo last year”. We’re all pumped up for 2010, and there’s a ton of new and exciting things to look forward to from SkyGeek….so keep an eye out (or two).


Well, that’s it for this year folks, take care and have a Happy New Year!

A Christmas Poem from SkyGeek

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the hangar

Not a creature was stirring, not even that eugenicist Margaret Sanger

The airplanes were grounded, none in the air

St. Nick needs free airspace, he’s no time to spare.


The pilots were nestled, all snug in their beds

They slept with their headsets, glued to their heads

Mom went down early, 14 hour nap

Dad stayed up late, drinking from the tap.


When out on the lawn, arose such a clatter

Dad sprung from his bed, to first empty his bladder

When he was done, he checked on his cash

Santa the thief, made of with a dash


The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

There ran Santa, but he’s fat and he’s slow

“Hey Santa you bum, get back over here!”

But off St. Nick went, riding his reindeer


“Why every year, do I lose cash to St. Nick”

Mom chimed in quickly, “it’s cuz you’re a prick”

Another weird Christmas, boy what a shame

The only solution, beat him at his own game


"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"


Ironically Dad had named all his knives

He laughed on the inside, as they flew through the sky

One had struck Santa, right through the shoe

He lost hold of the toy bag, and downward it flew


“I did it I did it, I got him in the foot”

Falling through the chimney, the bag hit the soot

A bundle of toys he had lost from his back

Thanks to the precision, of Dad’s knife attack


His face filled with anger, he wasn’t so merry

He sprung from his slay, like that Olympian named Kerry

“What’s up now Santa, you just ate crow!”

Santa looked pained, shoeless in the snow


He snarled and he grunted, he grinded his teeth

He pulled out a knife, and looked at a wreathe

He gave it a toss, it flew through the sky

It went through the wreathe, what a bulls-eye!


Santa explained that he through knives in Nam

He reached out his hand, and I grasped his palm

He said he respected the skills Dad had shown

The pitch in his voice took a friendlier tone


“Let bygone’s be bygone” said Santa to Dad

With those merry words, Dad stopped being mad

I heard him exclaim, as he flew out of sight

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night”

Last Chance!

The clock is doing what it does best …ticking away. It’s also most likely remaining stationary, unless of course you’ve managed to bait and capture that little guy from the Beauty and the Beast movie. Well, remaining stationary is a luxury you don’t have if you’re looking to pick up a holiday gift for your aviation enthusiast.

So, if you’re still stumped on what to get your geeky friends and family members…here’s some helpful suggestions.

 SkyGeek Gift Certificates – You know when you were in college and all you really wanted was cash so you could decide how to spend it (in other words, give me beer money). Well, SkyGeek gift cards are like beer money for aviation enthusiasts…simple….yet so appreciated.

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SkyGeek Has a New Look!

In case you haven’t seen it, we thought we’d let you know that SkyGeek.com has a new look!

You can check out the new look here.

The site now allows you to easily find what you’re looking for by choosing what type of SkyGeek you are, and navigating accordingly.

There are now dedicated sections of the site for the following:

Aviation Enthusiasts – Shop using the Enthusiast Section

Aircraft Mechanics – Shop using the Mechanic Section

Aircraft Owners – Shop using the Owner Section

Pilots – Shop using the Pilot Section

Fake Trendy Vampire Wannabe’s – Shop using the Weirdo Section somewhere else

Of course, many of you SkyGeeks out there fall in line with multiple categories. Accordingly, we’ve made sure to keep all the familiar product categories readily available from the homepage, but dive into each new category page to see what’s there.

There’s a bunch of cool new sections and features, so take a look around the site and enjoy! Overall, we hope the new look makes it even faster and easier to find what you’re looking for.

That’s it for this week everyone, we hope you all enjoy the new look. Until next week, take care!

Gift Help – From SkyGeek!

Not sure what to get your pilot friends and family members for the holidays? Well, SkyGeek is here to help. 

I used to be a last minute holiday shopper, then I came to the realization that:

 1. It was just way too stressful and it took away from some of the enjoyment derived from holiday relaxation time. 

2. My last minute gifts sucked (pardon my English).

So, I turned over a new leaf and started shopping early…best thing I could have done. You have more time to think about a good gift that people will actually appreciate (the thought doesn’t always count for much), and you can get everything out of the way and enjoy the holidays as they’re meant to be enjoyed.

For those of you shopping early, we’re going to help out even further. We’ve laid out some great gift ideas, and in many cases, sorted them out by the type of pilot you’re shopping for. ..you check them out below.


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