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CoolTravelStuff offers quality, innovative, and cool travel accessories.  Whether a Business Traveler, Vacation Traveler, Camper, Boater, Motorcyclist, RVer, or the General Aviation traveler,  anyone who travels will find ingenious and  helpful travel products and gear.

We stock all of our products for quick, direct delivery to our customers.  The high quality brand names products we offer include Scully Leather jackets, luggage and other travel accessories; life and space saving Pocket Smoke Hood; never-fail Nano-Grip sticky pad for dashboards and other places travelers need to keep phones and equipment close at hand while moving; the Skross Reload 5 (5,000 mah) and Skross Reload 12 (12,000 mah) battery phone battery recharger; and Vinrella, the umbrella that looks like a wine bottle.

For camping enthusiasts we have the Booney Floppy hat rated 100 SPF / UPF 50+, the 3 legged Slacker chair and the Joey chair from Australia, the P-Mate for women (who prefer standing to sitting in the woods when nature calls), the handy Twistick corkscrew and the Smokey Mountain Growlers and Tumblers that keep hot things hot and cold things cold, and variety of solar lighting products.

General Aviation is a big part of CoolTravelStuff and actually was the catalyst for our start. We offer great products from MyGoFlight, Nano-Grip (the never-fail sticky pad noted above) which is excellent for securing items in the cockpit such as your Stratus II GPS or your Garmin GPS, Smart Phone, sunglasses, pens/pencils. A particular CTS favorite is our own unique and inexpensive Cheap Chocks excellent for those quick turns when chocks are nowhere to be found on the ramp.   Another unique item for general aviation from CTS are Dip Wipes.  Dip Wipes are our exclusive trademarked oil wipes with the one and only disposable Fast Funnel.

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Our Scully Leather 81st Aero Squadron line is made from soft rich lambskin leather.  The lining in all of the Aero products uses the classic line drawings from World War I and World War II aircraft.  Scully’s lineage goes back to producing fine leather gloves to include the rugged gloves worn by Admiral Byrd during his expeditions to the North and South Poles. Since 1906, Scully has been one of the leading manufacturers of fine leather and western apparel.  The Aero Squadron line includes the leather bomber jacket, leather dopp kit, work bag, computer and iPad bag, iPad leather slip cover, leather garment bag and the classic leather duffel bag.

For the safety and security minded traveler the Pocket Smoke Hood is a must. The PSH is a compact, lightweight smoke hood in case of a fire, smoke or fumes event.  Whether you are in a commercial or private aircraft, a high rise office or hotel building, train or RV, the pocket smoke hood should be included in your travel essentials.  We also have self-defense flashlights, key chains, RFID blocking protectors along with emergency blankets and solar lighting.

CoolTravelStuff is passionate about travel and especially passionate about meeting your travel needs. Our goal is to constantly add new and innovative products for your safety, convenience, and security when traveling.  Our website is state of the art and easy to use, with informative video clips demonstrating our products.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you make CoolTravelStuff your one-stop shopping place for all of your future travel needs.

Below is a brief history of our family in aviation, we hope you enjoy.

Jim Chandler

 

History of Aviation

The Chandlers come from a long line of aviators starting with WWll, Korea, Vietnam, Eastern Airlines,
Corporate Aviation and now general aviation. Captain Jack Chandler. Jack (Jim’s father), was a B17 instructor
during WWll. He joined the army aircorp on a Wednesday and Pearl Harbor was bombed the following Sunday. Basic
training started in Bakersfield, CA in the BT13 and AT6, his instructor for advanced training was the actor
Jimmy Stewart. After being promoted to Captain and one of the original 200 instructors in the B17, he was
transferred to Langley Airfield where he participated in the research and development for the Norden Bombsight
that was instrumental for bombing enemy targets. After the war, Jack continued his flying through business
aviation with a new 1957 Cessna 310, 1960 Cessna 310D and the Baron B55. By 1967 Jack, along with other corporate
executives within his company were required to give up flying the company airplanes and forced to ride in the back
of their 1967 King Air A90. Jack continued to fly with his son Jim for pleasure for several years.

Lt. Colonial Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson, nephew to Jack, joined the army at 17 to be an aviator. Jim fought in
World War ll, Korea and had two tours in Vietnam (65 & 67). Jim’s aviation experience was varied starting with
the L19 (Bird Dog), Cessna Blue Canoe, de Havilland Caribou and then on to the rotary aircraft to include the
Bell H-13 Sioux and Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey). Jim retired after more than 25 years of military service in
Fort Rucker Alabama.

Jim Chandler

Jim started flying in 1970 earning his private license at 18. His sole purpose to obtaining
his license was to impress the girls in high school (it worked). With the urging of Jack and cousin Jim, he
continued obtaining his ratings and with 400 hours total time, started his first corporate job in November 1974
in Bluefield, West Virginia, flying with longtime family friend, Joe Sasser. His first corporate aircraft was
the King Air 200, serial number BB9. During the next several years Jim moved from West Virginia, South Carolina,
Alabama and back to Tennessee while adding 5 type ratings to his certificate. Next it was to Eastern Airlines
where he left flying as First Officer on the DC9, his favorite airplane to date. After Eastern closed its doors
in January 1991, Jim was once again in the corporate aviation environment. He retired in May 2013 after 13 years
as Vice President of Flight Operations for a fortune 300 company. Type Ratings – CE500, N265, LRJet, DA50, HS125

Ben Chandler

Ben’s first flying lesson was at the age of ten in 1995. By the time he was 19 he added his
instrument and multi-engine ratings to his certificate. With high hopes of having an airline career, his
timing was just not right due to the downsizing of the major airlines. However, he now works in the automotive
industry and is the proud owner of a Cessna 182.

Paige Chandler

Paige, Ben’s sister, is just starting her aviation adventure. Her first lesson was in 2005 and
she now has 10 hours in her log book.

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