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February 19, 2016

Fly to Win contest gives pilots a chance to break free from gravity, red tape, and cables — all at the same time.

Portland, OR (February 19, 2016) — Lightspeed Aviation, a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets and OpenAirplane, an online aircraft rental booking service that allows pilots to skip local checkouts, have teamed up to offer pilots a chance to win the latest Lightspeed products.

From February 19 through March 27, 2016, OpenAirplane will track both their members' flight hours and the number of airports they fly out of*. The score resulting by multiplying hours and airports determines the winner:

•  Highest score wins one of Lightspeed's new Tango™ wireless headsets, the first wireless headset with premium performance and features.
•  Second highest score wins a beautiful Lightspeed Gann leather flight bag. The Gann is handmade from full-grain, oiled South American cowhide and incorporates insightful features designed for the modern pilot, like purpose-built pockets for headsets, iPads, and transceivers, and rugged, but wing-friendly, textured PVC bottoms.


"We are excited by the opportunity to partner with OpenAirplane, an innovative company devoted to removing a big obstacle to flying," said Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support at Lightspeed. "We are especially excited to be working together on a contest that encourages pilots to fly more often."

A second Gann flight bag will also be awarded to the pilot who shows the most community service-oriented use of OpenAirplane, as determined by a panel of judges from the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation and OpenAirplane.

"Compassion and giving back are core values at Lightspeed," said De Mers. "When OpenAirplane suggested this second contest, we knew it was a great fit."

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About Lightspeed Aviation
Lightspeed Aviation is a leading manufacturer of premium aviation headsets. Lightspeed has established a reputation for outstanding performance, value, and support and is a leader in innovation in aviation headsets with a number of first-to-market advances, including Bluetooth integration, Auto Shutoff™, Streaming Quiet™ ANR and now, with Tango™, the world's first premium wireless aviation headset. This has earned Lightspeed a loyal customer following among professional, commercial, and private pilots.

Lightspeed also creates shared values with both employees and customers by generously participating in corporate charity matching programs and through its funding of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation, which supports growth and compassion-related causes with an aviation focus.


About OpenAirplane
Established in May 2012 and based in Chicago, Illinois, OpenAirplane makes everyone's pilot certificate more useful. The company offers a commerce platform for private aviation to make it easy to find, book, fly, and pay for aircraft rental online or a mobile device. OpenAirplane helps operators to get better utilization of their fleets, and helps pilots fly more.




Contact for Lightspeed Aviation:
Ed Hansen
Director of Marketing
Lightspeed Aviation
Phone: 971.925.5515

Contact for OpenAirplane:
Rod Rakic
Office Phone: 312.436.1018


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Lightspeed's Tango is the world's first premium wireless headset.
Lightspeed's Tango wireless headset delivers wireless convenience along with premium performance and features.
Lightspeed's Gann leather flight bag is handmade from full-grain, oiled South American cowhide and incorporates insightful features designed for the modern pilot.



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