Jerry J. Miller of Vancouver, Washington, is 2005's first-quarter winner of a Sporty's handheld transceiver, the door prize for attending an AOPA Air Safety Foundation seminar. The Air Safety Foundation and Sporty's award one door prize each quarter.
Miller's name was drawn from the 12,000 people who attended Air Safety Foundation safety seminars during the quarter. He attended the Air Safety Foundation's "Weather Wise" seminar in Portland, Oregon. Information on when it and other seminars will be coming to your area is available online.
"Weather Wise: Practical Tips and Tactical Tricks" is designed specifically to increase pilot safety by teaching practical ways to interpret weather forecasts and the actual weather conditions experienced during flight. The seminar highlights how to spot potentially erroneous forecasts before takeoff, when to believe the flight service station briefer's "VFR Not Recommended" warning, ways to perform validity checks on forecasts, and more.
April 4, 2005