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Randy Parkin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Willi SPOT Survey Reply with quote

The Willi XC Team would like your opinions regarding the use of SPOT Messenger, inReach or other GPS locating devices during the competition. At its best, Golden is a big site, with long flying days. Knowing where everyone is and that they are safe is a great concern for organizers. We have an opportunity to use available technology to reduce that concern while offering participants greater safety. Of course, the potential tradeoff comes in terms of participation.


Please let us know what you think about this technology by clicking this link… http://surveys.corporatecompass.com/s/Willi-SPOTS/
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Randy Parkin
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 01:51 pm    Post subject: Thanks so far Reply with quote

Thanks to the 27 people who responded so far - we really appreciate the feedback. For the rest of you, it took them less than 3 minutes on average for these people to complete the survey. We'd like your opinions too.
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Randy Parkin
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Willi Pre-Registration Open Reply with quote

Pre-registration for the Willi is now open. Here's what you need to know...

Location: Mount 7, Golden, BC
Flying Dates: July 27-Aug 4
Entry Fee: $80 before June 15/$100 after June 15
Entry Fee Includes: Meetings, prizes, Muller Welcome BBQ, Wind-up Banquet

All pilots will require...

• HPAC membership for Canadian pilots or Out of country temporary insurance for visiting pilots (purchase on site)

• Willi and GEAR Waiver signed

• SPOT, inREach or equivalent with live tracking enabled

To pre-register, please go to... http://surveys.corporatecompass.com/s/Willi-Registration/

After we receive your pre-registration information, we will send you instructions for paying the meet entry fee.
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Randy Parkin
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: SPOT Survey Results Reply with quote

Thanks to the 60 pilots who responded to the SPOT survey. After reviewing the results, the Willi committee has decided to require SPOT, inReach or equivalent with live tracking for all participants in the Willi.

We understand that this is a controversial decision for some, but believe it is the right decision for our site and this competition. We are currently working on options for those who do not currently own an appropriate device. Please stay tuned for further information.

You can see the full results of the survey by clicking the link below (comments are not shown for privacy reasons). Our learnings from the survey included...

- 87% of respondents favour use of these devices in comps like the Willi (66% of HGs and 94% of PGs).

- Making SPOT or equivalent mandatory would not affect the decision to enter for 59% of respondents. 22% would be more likely while 18% would be less likely (this split is roughly the same for HGs and PGs).

- PG respondents are much more likely to have a device currently than HG respondents.

You can access the results by going to this location...
http://surveys.corporatecompass.com/share/b6c2aa9c61bbfb0bd91a/

By the way for those who wondered, the survey hosting company Corporate Compass is owned by a pilot. The results have only been made available to the Willi committee. You will not be spammed.
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Scott Watwood
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 02:42 pm    Post subject: SPOT Reply with quote

Hello Randy,

There could be a couple of SPOT'S available for rent here in Golden. We won't be using them at that time of year.

Scott
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Randy Parkin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:54 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

That's great, Scott. We'll include that possibility in the planning.

Randy
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Serge Lamarche
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 05:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how the "Willi committee" can boast a Willi like "the good old times" after adding this requirement. It keeps moving away from the simple distance contest it was.
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