Legendary Air Adventurer giving away the ultimate cool outdoors tool at Oshkosh!
Link to enter: http://www.takeyourhondawayoutyonder.com/index.php?r=google
If you need power in the outdoors, Ramona Cox (aka SkyChick) has your solution: a new Honda EU2000i generator. And it’s free, to a lucky winner at Airventure Oshkosh 2015.
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For fifteen years, air adventurer Ramona Cox has been flying and air-camping at remote strips all over the Great West, where she intentionally finds herself “alone in the wilderness.” Ramona has developed all sorts of ways to thrive while away from civilization, but even the most independent people still need the power to do it all.
Although Ramona once counted on solar panels to keep her satellite phone and small devices charged, she outgrew the capabilities when she added multiple devices such as lanterns, GoPros, computers, an iPad and other electronics which overwhelm portable panels. She also appreciates instant-on reliability, having experienced total loss of solar power for all of her devices after days of overcast or rain.
“As I’ve done more and more work in the wild, I’ve needed way more power than the solar cells can produce,” Ramona says. “Sometimes, I’ve been away from hookups for months, evaluating equipment, filming, taking stills... and uploading content via a satellite connection to share the real-time experience with my website members.
Not long ago, the diminutive (five-foot zero, 95 pound) pilot brought a small Honda generator along on a trip, and her perception of “necessity” changed forever. She used it to rescue a fellow pilot: “A guy in a Cessna ran down his battery charging all his things; it wouldn’t start the engine! I used the Honda and optional battery charging cables to get him on his way.”
Plus, she notes, “It’s light enough and small enough to easily be part of my regular gear, and it’s so quiet – you really don’t know it’s running until you get close!” That quiet operation is key to being part of the wilderness; it’s also particularly welcome in crowded campsites. At Oshkosh, she noticed, “I would ask my camping neighbors if they minded my generator, and most of them didn’t even know it was running!” It’s airplane-friendly, too; it’s designed so that fuel and fumes do not escape at altitude.
Ramona was so pleased with her Honda generator that she produced a review of it, and now Honda has teamed up with SkyChick Adventures to give away its compact, lightweight, powerful, quiet Honda EU2000i gas-powered AC generator to a lucky sweepstakes winner at Airventure Oshkosh 2015.
To win this generator and qualify for other great prizes down the road, simply sign up at her trademark “lipstick kiss” Cessna T-206 and full air-camping exhibit at Airventure, next to the Honda Generators exhibit (Booth 381), across the path from the Theater in the Woods. (If the winner is not at Oshkosh or can’t take it home directly from there, the prize may be shipped.)
…and there’s more:
Don’t miss SkyChick’s popular forums, (Tuesday, 1p.m.) (Wednesday, 1p.m.), covering the best of back-country flying and gear recommendations, survival tips, and good camping practices for individual adventurers or families!
After years of requests, Ramona Cox put together a DVD from years of back-country adventures. The trailer for the DVD can be viewed at: http://www.skychick.com/product/flying-off-the-grid and you can use the coupon code “EAA” for a pre-sale $5 discount and free US shipping of the DVD!
…and at Ramona’s Exhibit, come to the public “Under the Wing” events:
• Tuesday 10:30am –11:30. Seaplane Pilot Assn - Water Under The Wing - The Ultimate Off Road Adventure: Flying Seaplanes:
Join Steven McCaughey "The Seaplane Guy", Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association, for an informative and entertaining look at the wonderful world of seaplanes. This journey will educate you how you can expand your horizons flying and enjoying the ultimate off road vehicle; seaplanes.
• Wednesday, July 22 - 3PM - 4:30pm - Women in Aviation "Women Under the Wing" Social. (A simple gathering place for women to gather after the Women in Aviation Luncheon)
WAI is inviting their members in their email blast: “After the luncheon at Theatre in the woods, “continue networking with other aviation-minded women in booth 381 near the Honda Generators exhibit at 3 p.m. under the wing with Ramona Cox. Look for her Cessna with the big red "kiss" on the cowl!"
• Thursday, July 23rd – 11am – 11:30 “SkyChick Under The Wing” - Skychick’s Favorite Back-Country Airstrips
Ramona Cox (SkyChick) will have a slideshow of her favorite back-country airstrips and be available to answer questions regarding back-country flying.
• Friday, July 24th – 11:30 – 12:00 “Armless Under the Wing” – Jessica Cox, speaker and pilot, will show how she preflights her airplane, even though she was born without arms.
…and every day, Ramona will be signing prints of her latest magazine cover, featuring her TU-206 with the famous “lipstick kiss” insignia [ home ]