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Subieguy14
08-29-2018, 09:44 AM
Got on with skylens this season.


Anyone wanna give me some tips on packing, things you wish you packed that you didnt? etc etc?


Thanks


pocho
08-29-2018, 08:00 PM
I packed a enough clothes for a week to week and a half. No need to bring too much, bring shirts that you can layer in cooler climates. Rolling the shirts save space. Most hotels have a laundry room. With that said a little pack of tide pods and dryer sheets would be good. I got a toiletry bag to fit all the bathroom essentials in. Anker battery pack to keep the iPad/stratus/phone charged in the plane if the plane doesn’t have an power port. For the hotel room, I got a usb/plug combo power strip for the nightstand since some hotel rooms don’t have easily accessible outlets. I fit all that in a 24” suitcase which fit perfectly in the 172SP, I put it upside down behind the passenger seat. I hung a backpack on one of the suitcase wheels and positioned my flight bag on top of the suitcase. Tight fit but it worked.

Some extra tips for being on the road, most FBOs offer water bottles. Save some empty bottles in the plane where they’re easily accessible. Some days I’d stay up in the air for 5-6 hours at a time and not having to land just for restroom breaks is ideal. Invest in a good mount for your iPad. I got the mygoflight mount/case. An anti-glare screen cover for the iPad helps too. Most importantly invest in a good noise canceling headset. If you’re flying 5-8 hours a day for a season your ears will thank you and you’ll feel less fatigued at the end of the day. A Bluetooth headset to listen to music would be good. I got nothing but good things to say about the Bose A20.

Bottom line the less stuff you pack the better. You’ll realize that when you need to repack for relocation flights to new projects. You can always have someone at home Fedex you stuff you didn’t pack. Likewise if you packed too much you can always send stuff home.

Subieguy14
08-30-2018, 05:24 AM
I packed a enough clothes for a week to week and a half. No need to bring too much, bring shirts that you can layer in cooler climates. Rolling the shirts save space. Most hotels have a laundry room. With that said a little pack of tide pods and dryer sheets would be good. I got a toiletry bag to fit all the bathroom essentials in. Anker battery pack to keep the iPad/stratus/phone charged in the plane if the plane doesn’t have an power port. For the hotel room, I got a usb/plug combo power strip for the nightstand since some hotel rooms don’t have easily accessible outlets. I fit all that in a 24” suitcase which fit perfectly in the 172SP, I put it upside down behind the passenger seat. I hung a backpack on one of the suitcase wheels and positioned my flight bag on top of the suitcase. Tight fit but it worked.

Some extra tips for being on the road, most FBOs offer water bottles. Save some empty bottles in the plane where they’re easily accessible. Some days I’d stay up in the air for 5-6 hours at a time and not having to land just for restroom breaks is ideal. Invest in a good mount for your iPad. I got the mygoflight mount/case. An anti-glare screen cover for the iPad helps too. Most importantly invest in a good noise canceling headset. If you’re flying 5-8 hours a day for a season your ears will thank you and you’ll feel less fatigued at the end of the day. A Bluetooth headset to listen to music would be good. I got nothing but good things to say about the Bose A20.

Bottom line the less stuff you pack the better. You’ll realize that when you need to repack for relocation flights to new projects. You can always have someone at home Fedex you stuff you didn’t pack. Likewise if you packed too much you can always send stuff home.


Thanks for the info!


I got a PIVOT ipad case, ordering bose a20s, Thanks for the anti glare tip.


Also, water bottles are no new thing for me... towed banners and usually could hold it but thankfully the water bottles were in plane lol


BLURCEO
08-30-2018, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the info!


I got a PIVOT ipad case, ordering bose a20s, Thanks for the anti glare tip.


Also, water bottles are no new thing for me... towed banners and usually could hold it but thankfully the water bottles were in plane lol

Gatorade bottles work better for a number of reasons.

I brought my Xbox with me. Good for saving money on rainy days.

Learn how to cook via microwave, most hotels. Unless you stay at the extended stays do not have a cook top.

Comfortable shoes, I wore my boots for most of the season. After about 4 hours I could feel the pedals in my tennis shoes.

Bring a extra set sunglasses in your bag. Incase your current ones brake.

Subieguy14
08-30-2018, 03:30 PM
Gatorade bottles work better for a number of reasons.

I brought my Xbox with me. Good for saving money on rainy days.

Learn how to cook via microwave, most hotels. Unless you stay at the extended stays do not have a cook top.

Comfortable shoes, I wore my boots for most of the season. After about 4 hours I could feel the pedals in my tennis shoes.

Bring a extra set sunglasses in your bag. Incase your current ones brake.




Gatorade bottles make sense also lol.


I was thinking about bringing my xbox... But I think my laptop would be fine, I dont wanna risk my xbox breaking either :P


Any tips on food savings tips other than breakfast from the hotel if you can get it? I know they don't pay for food so i figure i might find out how to save in that area.


What kind of boots did you have?


And i have a couple pairs of sunglasses in my bag :)


Thanks for the info

SonicFlyer
08-30-2018, 03:55 PM
Condoms... lots of them

Subieguy14
08-30-2018, 06:19 PM
condoms... Lots of them


gf would kill me.

dera
08-30-2018, 07:27 PM
Condoms... lots of them

You plan on doing plenty of flights to Colombia and back?

Geezer
09-01-2018, 02:30 AM
gf would kill me.

You didn't understand. The jimmies aren't for you.

Subieguy14
09-01-2018, 05:00 AM
You didn't understand. The jimmies aren't for you.


the jokes are going right over my head lol

BLURCEO
09-03-2018, 05:14 AM
Gatorade bottles make sense also lol.


I was thinking about bringing my xbox... But I think my laptop would be fine, I dont wanna risk my xbox breaking either :P


Any tips on food savings tips other than breakfast from the hotel if you can get it? I know they don't pay for food so i figure i might find out how to save in that area.


What kind of boots did you have?


And i have a couple pairs of sunglasses in my bag :)


Thanks for the info

I had a pair of Justin’s. Regular pair of work boots from my old job.

standardrate
09-03-2018, 06:52 AM
I just pack all my clothes and couple pairs of vans, running shoes, all my chargers, 2 headsets incase a friend comes fly with.. the hell would you want to wear boots all day for?

Bring a passport incase something happens to your ID
I bring a camera also for the downtime and exploring.
have a bike, skateboard, and golf clubs inside the airplane.

Download hotels tonight app, can get great deals on hotels sometimes.

Have fun, its a blast and you explore the entire country while getting paid.

Subieguy14
09-03-2018, 09:48 AM
I just pack all my clothes and couple pairs of vans, running shoes, all my chargers, 2 headsets incase a friend comes fly with.. the hell would you want to wear boots all day for?

Bring a passport incase something happens to your ID
I bring a camera also for the downtime and exploring.
have a bike, skateboard, and golf clubs inside the airplane.

Download hotels tonight app, can get great deals on hotels sometimes.

Have fun, its a blast and you explore the entire country while getting paid.


Didnt know it was possible to fit a damn bike in the plane LOL:confused:

Jet757
09-08-2018, 12:01 PM
Condoms... lots of them#ihavesex

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ItnStln
09-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Condoms... lots of them

That’s a good one!