Bruce Landsberg and Winged Vision owner Bob Mikkelson.
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation received significant support at the twelfth annual AOPA Fly-In and Open House.
This year, ASF is making a major effort to educate pilots on the dangers of spatial disorientation. Environmental Technologies Corporation is sponsoring that effort during the Fly-in. In addition to funding ASF's efforts, ETC brought one of its innovative GAT-II general aviation trainers. GAT-II is a motion-visual simulator that not only lets pilots experience spatial disorientation, it can also be used for primary or instrument flight instruction.
Also this year, Winged Vision owner Bob Mikkelson, a life associate of ASF, presented foundation Executive Director Bruce Landsberg with a check in honor of one of Mikkelson's pilots. (Winged Vision uses a specially equipped Helio Courier to provide aerial video coverage of major events. See " Flying the golf profile." "We are extremely grateful for the corporate sponsorships," said Landsberg. "It's this kind of support that allows the Air Safety Foundation to continue its efforts to make flying safer."