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AOPA Runway Safety Program Nominated For Best Association Website For 9th Annual Webby Awards

The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for websites, nominated Runway Safety for the Best Association website of 2005. The site was produced by Immersion Active and AOPAÍs Air Safety Foundation.

Hailed as the “Online Oscars” by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.

“The Webby Awards honors the outstanding websites that are setting the standards for the internet,” said Tiffany Shlain, creative director and founder of The Webby Awards. “Runway SafetyÍs Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

“We, along with our client, really pushed this site to represent everything great that interactive media had to offer online learning. We are very honored to receive a nomination. This truly is the highest honor in our industry,” said David Weigelt, Partner of Immersion Active.

Runway Safety is an online learning program designed to help pilots avoid and prevent runway incursions by studying the various factors involved. The highly interactive program is approximately 45 minutes long and combines animation, video, a game and even a runway taxi simulator.

Created for all general aviation pilots, the program has been presented to AOPAÍs 400,000 member base and been successfully completed by thousands. The program is endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration and was produced by Immersion Active and AOPA’s Air Safety Foundation. You can view Runway Safety at
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