SAFECON prepares for takeoff

SAFECON 2013, organized by The Ohio State University and the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA), is set to take off May 6 in Columbus, Ohio.

SAFECON, the annual NIFA Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference held at The Ohio State University Airport, is a national competition that brings together more than 300 students from 30 colleges and universities from across the country to vie to be the National Champions for both team and pilot honors.

The competition develops and advances aviation education through a strong emphasis on aviation safety, according to officials with Spidertracks, one of the even’ts sponors. The conference that envelops the competition provides a foundation to promote and foster communications and cooperation between aviation students, educators, and the aviation industry.

In addition to the sponsorship and product presentation, spidertracks will equip Utah Valley University with three Spider S3 tracking units for their participating aircraft and allow public monitoring of the recorded tracks on a big screen TV.

Spidertracks, a New Zealand company, tracks aircraft in real time using Spiders to send aircraft location to a web application. The portable Spider units have been sold to clients in more than 80 countries.

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