members attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008 will find their membership even
more valuable this year, as SPOT will be waiting for them on the grounds. EAA
members are eligible to receive a free SPOT Satellite Messenger through an
exclusive offer from SPOT Inc. available only at Oshkosh.
SPOT Inc. announced that their SPOT Satellite
Messenger (a $169.99 value) will be available to current EAA members free of
charge when they subscribe to a one-year satellite service package, ideal for
pilots, for $149.98 at AirVenture.
SPOT is the world's first satellite messenger
that uses the GPS network to pinpoint a user's location, then transmits that
information to friends, family or an emergency response center over a separate
satellite network. SPOT works where cell phones don't and communicates like GPS
devices can't, making it a real asset to pilots and their loved ones. Users can
even track and share their flying adventures online using Google Maps.
"EAA members and their passion for aviation
have made EAA AirVenture one of the world's great aviation events, and a place
where businesses know they can receive straightforward feedback from pilots on
innovations," said Rick Larsen, EAA's vice president of marketing.
"SPOT wanted to reach out to EAA members with an exclusive offer for its
new technology that works whether you're just checking in with the family or
need emergency assistance."
This exclusive offer is available to current EAA
members whether they join or renew prior to arriving at AirVenture or join at
"EAA members come from around the world to
enjoy all the activities at Oshkosh, and SPOT can offer them the assurance that
they are never out of touch," said Darren Bassel, Director of Marketing
for SPOT Inc. "Since EAA AirVenture brings together more aviation
enthusiasts than any other gathering, we came to EAA to make the innovative
SPOT technology available to them."
For more information on the special SPOT offer
for EAA members at AirVenture, go to www.FindMeSpot.com/eaa.