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HONDA: Quiet Supporter of Skychick and Air-Campers
Lakeland, FL –SunNFun, one of the largest airshows in the country, brings together a distinctive group of passionate aviators which includes unique pilots such as Ramona Cox, also known as SkyChick, one of the most respected female back-country adventure pilots and lecturers at SunNFun. SkyChick is well recognized for her solo air-camping explorations into remote wilderness areas for months at a time. Recently, SkyChick partnered with Honda Power Equipment and was surprised to find out just how much they quietly support the aviation community. “Few know that it was Honda that helped provide emergency power after the 2011 Tornado hit the field. They supplied generators for various uses including getting SunNFun radio station back up and running within eight minutes of power loss.”

“I’ve always known that Honda had a great reputation for quality products, but I was surprised to find out how much Honda does behind the scenes to support the general aviation community and non-pilot attendees. One important void they fill is the opportunity for all attendees to charge their cell phones through Honda’s portable charging stations sprinkled throughout the airshow grounds and at the Honda Generator Display (LD-001). Considering that many cell phones won’t last an entire day, it’s a life-saver for those who need to stay in touch with work or family.”

Other benefactors of Honda’s generosity include the Flying Musicians, Cessna and Mooney Pilots Assn’s and the Recreational Aviation Foundation for whom Honda supplies portable generators at various airshow events to power their instruments, projectors, speakers, cooking and other equipment which in turn, provides entertainment for the pilots and the general public.

“As a longtime air-camping lecturer, I was excited when Honda approached me to partner with them after attending one of my lectures. I was touting the virtues of a generator over solar power for air-camping,” said Ramona Cox. “Air-camping is an incredibly unique form of camping, with no access to power, electricity, or phone service. Having partnered with Honda Power Equipment, Honda Generators SkyChick will be spending time at the Honda Generator Power Equipment Display (LD-001) across from the Sunset Grill.

Most impressive is their sponsorship of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, a crowd favorite, who performs at dozens of airshows throughout the country. Since approaching SkyChick, Honda has provided a space at EAA AirVenture where she parks her airplane and shares a real-life air-camping display showcasing the latest in gear for air-camping which has size and weight constrains based on the aircraft size. “It’s all about safety and Honda Power Equipment greatly helps me spread the word.”

A behind-the-scenes aviation hero for many in the pilot community, Honda continues to promote aviation and education through their widespread support of pilots like SkyChick who will be giving two Powerpoint presentations at the SunNFun airshow.
Air-Camping Gear Essentials on Wed, April 6th at 11:00 in room CFAA-5 and
Skychick’s Back-Country Flying Adventures on Thurs. at 12:00 in room CFAA-5.

>>Breaking news: Useful good stuff will be given away to attendees at Ramona Cox's talks<<

For more information on the Sun N’ Fun airshow, visit: www.sun-n-fun.org.
For more information on SkyChick visit: www.skychick.com or email ramona@skychick.com
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