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I received your messages, I promise! :)

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to send out this quick follow up to everybody that has been sending messages. I am so sorry that I haven't gotten back to any of you. Due to the inundation of storms and flooding, we have lost power on many occasions. So all of the messaging notifications, phone call forwards and text messages were not working and did not forward to me at all while I was out last week.
Luckily I have resolved every issue except the phone system and will be following up with all of you this week. Again, sorry for the delay in response to your inquiries and I will get with all of you as soon as possible.

If you're inquiring about any headset backorders, please watch this video and check your email: 

Shane Schmidt

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Shane A Schmidt September 12, 2016 0 tags (show)

Attack resolved! Get ready for a bunch of emails :)

Attack resolved!

Good morning Squawk Shoppers! So for those of you who don't follow our Twitter, Facebook or RSS, on 1/14/16 we were one of thousands of victims of a DDos attack (virus)that hacked our ecommerce platform that we reside on. That affected everything, from email, phone, chat & text. Anything that resided on that backbone since that time.

Pulling our hair outUnfortunately this almost ceased our ability to contact or be contacted by our customers, you. We have no control over these issues when they arise and can only do our best to resolve the issues and carry redundancy to avoid loss of data. Luckily we believe we were able to do both.

Our hosts and vendors have assured us that they have either cleaned all issues, or verified functionality and we are currently restoring all of our data. This will take time, but we wanted to reach out via email to our customers and let you know. We hope that this has not inconvenienced all of you too much and will be following up with those emails, voicemails, texts and chats that we missed or were unable to respond to. If you sent us an email, text or chat and this message is not a reply to that message, please contact us so we can research it further.

Thank you so much for your patience, and wish us luck! :)

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Professor McSquawky January 27, 2016 2 tags (show)

Order has shipped but is not showing any tracking information (update)

Good morning Squawk Shoppers! I wanted to follow up with those of you who have shipped orders or partial orders that are either showing no tracking information or an invalid tracking number page when you attempt to track your orders.

We are working with our local postmaster to determine the cause of the error and get the updated information on all your shipments as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please contact us via email, text or phone if your order arrives and let us know. Otherwise we will be updating everyone again this afternoon with any information and/or solutions to this isolated problem.

Our sincerest apologies for this error and we will get it corrected as soon as possible. If there is any more information specific to your order, you will see that below.

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Professor McSquawky January 25, 2016 0 tags (show)

Customer Post: Lizzie's First Solo

Well that's just pretty dang cool!

A momentous occasion with Lizzie completing her First Solo Flight, along with all the pressure of the BBC filming it...

Posted by Flight Training London on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Professor McSquawky November 09, 2015 0 tags (show)

Let the #Out4October Sale Begin!

We're not waiting until the boss leaves!

We're starting the #Sale right now! Come on and save on everything in the store the ENTIRE time he's gone! 

Now there's one caveat to this sale, and that is that we are going to be closed for that time. So most orders will not ship out until we re-open on the 22nd. So please be patient, and we'll get your order out as soon as we return!

Out4October Squawk Shoppe Sale

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Bold Apps October 11, 2015 0 tags (show)

Come see us at the #AOPA Colorado Springs #FlyIn

Don't miss your chance to see and order yourself some great custom pilot gear at the AOPA Colorado Springs Fly-In on Saturday September 26, 2015! Just look for the giant Squawk Shoppe banner!

There’s no better opportunity to see, test, and buy new products and technologies than at an AOPA Fly-In. Here you’ll find many of aviation’s leading manufacturers and product suppliers on hand. And be sure to check out the display aircraft, featuring everything from the newest models to the rarest vintage aircraft and most venerable warbirds.

*Music on the ramp provided by the Flying Musicians Association.

Great Food, Great Times

Make it a long weekend by attending the Barnstormers Party sponsored Jeppesen featuring the RAF Signature Potato Bake on Friday evening featuring a BBQ, bonfire, and entertainment.

AOPA Colorado Springs Fly-In

Because food is a big part of any fly-in, we’ll kick Saturday off with a delicious pancake breakfast.  And what would breakfast be without a steaming cup of Flying High Coffee? To top it off, renowned aviation author and humorist Rod Machado will be on hand to entertain you with his whimsical insights on flying.

In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious lunch provided by gourmet food trucks or local restaurants.

To ensure we have enough food, please RSVP today to reserve your meal tickets at a reduced rate and to take advantage of our sweepstakes drawing to win one of the prizes mentioned above. And, when you RSVP, be sure to tell us whether you’ll be flying or driving so we’re prepared.

Check for more information. See you there!

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Professor McSquawky September 19, 2015 5 tags (show)

An Urgent Message from EAA Chairman Jack Pelton

My Fellow EAA Members,

The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2), the bill to reform the third-class medical, is at a critical point as it works its way through the Senate. All of the work that EAA and our members have done in the past year to advance this issue has come to this point and we need your immediate help.

EAA has been working every day in Washington to make meaningful medical reform, our top advocacy priority, a reality. The bill currently needs more cosponsors to be better positioned for the next step in the legislative process, which is imminent. While advocating for you is a job I and EAA’s staff take very seriously, it will take all of us to make this happen. The action is happening right now in the Senate and it is imperative that your Senators hear from you, their constituents.

If there was ever a time for our community to get involved, and in one voice advocate for this crucial issue, it is now. I ask that you call or email your senators’ offices and personally express your support for PBOR2. Ask your senators to sign on as cosponsors to PBOR2 if they have not already (a list of current cosponsors is below). A set of talking points is also available to help you compose your message. As always you may use EAA’s Rally Congress system if you have not done so already, but personal contact makes a far greater impact.

Thank you for taking direct action on behalf of EAA and the entire general aviation community. EAA takes all of its advocacy efforts very seriously, and we are doing everything in our power to see this issue through to a positive conclusion. With your help that end may be in sight.


Jack Pelton Signature

Jack J. Pelton

EAA Chairman of the Board    

S. 571 Cosponsors:

Inhofe (R-OK)

Manchin (D-WV)

Boozman (R-AR)

Shaheen (D-NH)

Daines (R-MT)

Casey (D-PA)

Wicker (R-MS)

Heitkamp (D-ND)

Moran (R-KS)

Tester (D-MT)

Roberts (R-KS)

Barrasso (R-WY)

King (I-ME)

Murkowski (R-AK)

Fischer (R-NE)

Hatch (R-UT)

Rounds (R-SD)

Heller (R-NV)

Sullivan (R-AK)

Wyden (D-OR)

Kirk (R-IL)

Paul (R-KY)

Warren (D-MA)

Johnson (R-WI)

Rubio (R-FL)

Lankford (R-OK)

Crapo (R-ID)


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Professor McSquawky July 22, 2015 3 tags (show)

Help Save the Airplane that Led the D-Day Invasion

Watch the video and then visit this link to show your support:

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Shane A Schmidt June 09, 2015 4 tags (show)

#SquawkShoppe Website glitch

Hey #SquawkShoppers! 

We had a little hiccup where the discounted items were tacking on an extra $.99 onto the total, and that was not correct. We have updated the sale, but for those of you that are active on the site right now, you'll need to refresh your browsers to see the corrections! 

Sorry for the trouble, and thanks for hanging out at the Squawk Shoppe!

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Shane A Schmidt April 21, 2015 3 tags (show)

#SquawkShoppe Website & Email issues {Resolved}

For those of you that were having an issue with the website yesterday, we have resolved that problem thankfully! Sorry for those of you that were unable to access it yesterday, but thank you for the heads up as well!

If any of you sent us an email or contact form though, we will be unable to respond to forms we received before 4/9/15 until Monday 4/13/15 and all email and forms were bounced back in their entirety on 4/8/15-4/9/15. You will have to resend that information or inquiry. Sorry about that.

Please message us through our Social Media thru the rest of today please. We will have our email servers fully back online by Monday

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Shane A Schmidt April 10, 2015 2 tags (show)