QUEENSVILLE, Ontario, Canada – Canada’s single source web portal for all things related to flying safely has just launched a contest to promote general aviation safety and at the same time help some lucky winners be prepared for a “bad day.”
The “Be Ready” contest is a chance to review a recently developed and launched safety video and then enter online for the chance to win, by random draw, one of four prizes. Each prize is an emergency safety related item.
The Grand Prize is a full Crashkit 4:7 Survival Kit and ACR RESQLINK 406 PLB with GPS. Second Prize is a Crashkit 4:7 Survival Kit. Third Prize is a Crashkit “Charlie” Personal Aviation Kit and Fourth Prize is a Crashkit “Bravo” Personal Aviation Survival Kit.
The Canadian company Crash Kit International Corporation is providing the kits.
The contest is free to enter — as is the entire SmartPilot.ca site — and entrants can submit up to 15 times (plus bonus entries). Click here to be directed to the contest landing page.
There are 15 new videos posted to review, selected from the more than 40 produced in the last year. Subjects range from Float Plane Operations to Upset Training, VFR into IMC and Winter Operations.
The contest runs from now until Dec. 22, 2014, and is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) or void where prohibited or restricted by law. Full rules are posted through the contest web link.
SmartPilot.ca has been brought to the aviation community courtesy of CASARA (Civil Air Search and Rescue Association) with financial support from the National Search and Rescue New Initiative Fund (SAR NIF). SmartPilot.ca encompasses materials covering a multitude of subjects related to flying. It includes Airmanship, Human Factors, Flight Training, Specialty Aircraft (including Float Flying and Ultralights), Avionics, Maintenance, Weather, Navigation, Search & Rescue and more.
The on-going development and support of the project includes co-operative input and guidance from leading sources and associations including Transport Canada, The Transportation Safety Board, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association and a Board of Advisors comprised of recognized aviation community leaders. The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) are also involved. All material and use is open to individuals, clubs, flight schools and associations.
For more information: SmartPilot.ca