As EAA’s B-17 and Ford Tri-Motor continue to tour
the country, you can now track their movements online and in real time! The
hand-held SPOT Satellite Messenger device is now aboard both airplanes,
allowing those with an Internet connection to track the GPS location of the
plane via Google Maps when flying missions during the tour.
SPOT is the world's first satellite messenger
that uses the GPS network to pinpoint a user's location and transmit that
information and selected messages to friends, family or an emergency response
center over a separate satellite network.
the B-17 and Ford Tri-Motor in flight at www.findmespot.com/eaa.
Scroll down on the page for the link. In future weeks, we’ll be announcing
other aircraft that will be using the SPOT on their journeys to EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2008 so you can follow along from your home computer.
Exclusive SPOT Offer For EAA Members!
EAA members are eligible to receive a SPOT
Satellite Messenger through an exclusive offer from SPOT LLC, available only at
SPOT LLC recently announced that their SPOT
Satellite Messenger (a $169.99 value) will be offered free to current EAA
members when they subscribe to a one-year basic service package for $149.98 at
AirVenture. This exclusive offer is available to current EAA members - whether
they join or renew prior to arriving at AirVenture or join at the event.
For more information on the special SPOT offer
for EAA members at AirVenture, visit www.findmespot.com/eaa.