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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Airplanista's 'Tweeplechase' to Energize AirVenture Tweeters
Airplanista

Airplanista Magazine, a new media online all-digital aviation publication, will engage the active aviation Twitter community at EAA AirVenture 2011 with a new game called Tweeplechase. In this fun game, anyone who follows the hashtag #tweeplechase can win valuable prizes by following clues tweeted by the magazine's editor, Dan Pimentel. The game is scheduled to be played from Thursday, July 28, through Saturday, July 30.

"If you've ever enjoyed the game of geocaching, you're going to love Tweeplechase," Pimentel said. "When we play the game, I'll tweet clues to start players in the direction of the prize. They'll have to follow these tweets to get clues in real-time through their Twitter account. I'll continue to tweet clues taking players closer to that prize, and the first reader to put the clues together wins that Tweeplechase's prize. Some chases will end at exhibitor's booths where numerous winners will receive prizes."

A good knowledge of airplanes and the AirVenture grounds will come in very handy when you play Tweeplechase. Some clues might be cryptic and require deep thought to decipher, while others will be spot-on requiring you to be ready to find the prize instantly.

"We anticipate that many players will retweet the clues to their followers so more people in the aviation family can join in the fun as they try to figure out what the clues mean and where they need to go," Pimentel said. "I think everyone will love this game; it'll be great fun to play along as you travel around the show grounds. It is also a way to bring awareness to Airplanista's generous supporting partners who are making these prizes possible."

There is great support in the aviation community for this celebration of social networking, as many companies and individual get involved by recognizing the value in maintaining a high level of visibility on Twitter. Prizes totaling more than $2,000 for the planned Tweeplechases include:

  • A pair of $249 Scheyden aviation sunglasses from the PBS TV program The Aviators
  • Two AvPad iPad cases/kneeboards from P.I.C. Supplies
  • A $75 gift certificate from Girls With Wings
  • 10 DVDs from the PBS program The Aviators
  • An Air-Scan VII scanner radio from Sporty's Pilot Shop
  • Three of Dan Linehan's new book Burt Rutan's Race to Space
  • 10 copies of A Silver Ring from author/airline pilot Nathan Carriker
  • 20 collectible posters of the late Amanda Franklin purchased by Cory Robin
  • $125 in aviation T-shirt designs from Bryan Rivera of Windtee.com Aviation Apparel
  • Five T-shirt/gift packages from Dakota Cub
  • Plus numerous Airplanista T-shirts and other door prize gifts

To play Tweeplechase while at AirVenture, all players have to do is follow @Airplanista and the hashtag #tweeplechase. For more information and updates of more prizes when added, visit the magazine's blog.

Contact the organizer of this game on Twitter at @Airplanista or through e-mail to editor@airplanista.com.

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