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Gaggle team receiving the 2024 CAASA Safety Award

Written by: Hennie Brink on Feb 14, 2024

Gaggle and SafeSky: A Partnership in aviation wins the 2024 CAASA Safety Award

We’re overjoyed to share that Gaggle, in collaboration with SafeSky, has been honored with the ‘2024 Safety Award’ by the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa CAASA. This prestigious award is a testament to our shared commitment to enhancing aviation safety through innovative technology and increasing situational awareness among pilots.

A Partnership Focused on Pilot Safety

Initiated with a shared vision to secure the skies, the Gaggle-SafeSky collaboration has significantly improved pilots’ ability to detect and avoid nearby aircraft. This integration empowers pilots with real-time traffic information, crucial for avoiding potential hazards.

Hennie Brink, Founder of Gaggle, shared his excitement: “The partnership with SafeSky has been a game-changer. Their innovative approach to safety and our shared commitment have paved the way for a significant leap in enhancing pilot safety. We’ve received countless stories from pilots expressing how Gaggle has helped them avoid potentially dangerous situations, including close encounters with helicopter rotor wash and unnoticed aircraft approaching from behind.”

Echoing the sentiment, Tristan FILY, CEO of SafeSky, stated, “It’s truly heartwarming to see our collaborative air safety efforts being recognised by esteemed associations. Our partnership with Gaggle, the leading flight recording app for paramotor and paragliding pilots worldwide, is just one example of how we at SafeSky aim to take on a federating role to collectively address the latest air safety challenges.”

Stories of Safety and Awareness

The impact of our partnership is best illustrated through the experiences of our users. Pilots from across the globe have shared how the Gaggle app, enhanced by SafeSky’s technology, has alerted them to nearby traffic they were previously unaware of, enabling timely maneuvers that prevented potential accidents. These testimonials not only validate our efforts but also inspire us to continue innovating and improving our services.

Looking Ahead

This recognition by CAASA is more than just an award; it’s a testament to the potential of collaborative innovation in advancing aviation safety. As we celebrate this achievement, our commitment to the safety and well-being of the flying community remains unwavering. We look forward to bringing more advancements to our users, helping ensure that every flight is as safe as possible. We are also looking forward to working with other entities in aviation like search and rescue, air traffic control, and paragliding associations to make flying safer for everyone.

A heartfelt thank you to CAASA for this honor, to Tristan and the SafeSky team for their partnership, and most importantly, to the pilots and users who trust Gaggle and SafeSky to enhance their flying experience. Here’s to continuing our journey towards a safer sky for everyone.