Sky-Nets Begins Helping General Aviation Airport FBOs Offer Public Wireless Internet

Deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots has begun at several FBO locations to increase the availability of wireless Internet access for pilots and passengers within the general aviation community.

Fairborn, OH, December 12, 2007 --( Sky-Nets, Ltd., a public wireless Internet aggregator and advertising host for the general aviation community, has recently began deploying Wi-Fi hotspots in Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) locations at airports throughout the United States.

Eric Geier, founder and president of Sky-Nets says, “This marks the start of our mission to ensure the widespread availability of secure public wireless Internet access among the general aviation community. As gathered from our research, 55% of FBOs at small airports don’t offer this service—which we’re hoping to change. Three out of the ten locations we’ve planned for the first phase are up and running and we’re planning to expand even more within the next few months.”

Locations currently in the Sky-Nets Wi-Fi Hotspot Network include:
- Avcraft at Columbus Municipal Airport (OLU) in Columbus, Nebraska,
- Strand Air Service at New Richmond Regional Airport (RNH) in New Richmond, Wisconsin
- Ward Aviation Services at L.O. Simenstad Municipal (OEO) in Osceola, Wisconsin

Pilots, passengers, and other visitors at these locations can now quickly check weather conditions, use flight planning tools, and access e-mail with their Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) capable laptops and PDAs. The wireless service, provided by Sky-Nets, is brought to their attention by window decals at the entrances and the tabletop signs within the waiting areas, which offer directions and tips for connecting and using the Wi-Fi hotspots.

“Along with bringing free access to the hotspot users, we provide the participating FBOs with the pre-configured wireless equipment and other services at no charge. Our program is funded via sponsorships, which in turn creates a unique media outlet for general aviation companies and organizations,” Eric Geier concludes.

For a directory and map of the Sky-Nets Wi-Fi Hotspot locations, and other information about the program, you can visit

About Sky-Nets:
Sky-Nets, Ltd. owns and operates the Sky-Nets Wi-Fi Hotspot Network which serves the general aviation community with free public wireless Internet access in Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) locations at airports throughout the US. Being sponsor-funded enables Sky-Nets to provide pre-configured hotspot equipment and other services to participating FBOs at no charge and creates a unique media outlet for general aviation companies or organizations.

Sky-Nets, Ltd.
Eric Geier