The summer flying season kicks off with three Safe Pilot Program seminars planned for Coeur d’Alene, Nampa and Idaho Falls this month.
ITD’s Division of Aeronautics is organizing the meetings, dubbed “We’re Seein’ Spots...!!,” as part of its nine-month safety program on aerial searches for missing and overdue aircraft. Seminars will cover Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT), digital satellite trackers (SPOT), ITD Aeronautics’ responsibilities during a search, and a pilot’s responsibilities before a search.
Meetings are planned for:
“Drive in, fly in or walk in, but don’t miss this meeting,” said Frank Lester, ITD Division of Aeronautics safety/education coordinator.
“Regardless of whether or not you are an aviator, this is an excellent opportunity to meet aviators, engage in some social hangar flying and talk safety,” he explained.
The seminars qualify for Federal Aviation Administration Wings credit.