Ever wonder what an AWOS system looks like and where you would buy one for a small airport? The MicroTower from Potomac Aviation is a miniature, solar-powered, self-contained advanced air traffic advisory system (AATAS) for non-towered airports. It provides brief traffic and weather advisories, speaking to pilots over an airport's existing radio traffic frequency, informing pilots of the system's presence and how to use it. Continue reading "AWOS Micro Tower"
Belite RADIANT Technology released a new product that enhances safety by alerting the pilot to fuel exhaustion or water contamination.
The new RADIANT Fuel / Water Discriminator will instantly tell the pilot or vehicle operator if the fuel line is empty or if liquid water is detected in the fuel line. This innovative product is based on patent pending technology and is installed in the fuel line. It increases pilot safety by alerting a pilot to switch tanks in the event of fuel exhaustion on one tank and also provides a positive and immediate indication if liquid water is present in the fuel line. Continue reading "Belite Introduces Safety Enhancing Fuel / Water Discriminator"
Cockpit ergonomics are a big deal to me – and they are a slippery problem. I spent much of a career helping designers refine designs for man-machine interfaces, and part of the problem we had is that everyone had different opinions of what was “good.” And given the wide variety of people – both in size and shape as well as the way they think – coming up with good solutions was never easy. Continue reading "Getting a Grip"
PS Engineering announced flightmate, an innovative advancement in our panel-mounted audio control. This audio storage/recall system, included in the new PMA8000G, now provides an extra layer of alerting for aircraft events and quick access to audio checklists. Continue reading "PS Engineering’s Flightmate Adds Audio Safety Factor to the Cockpit"
At Sun 'n Fun 2016, TruTrak showed its new Eco autopilot. KITPLANES' Paul Bertorelli had a look at it and prepaid this video report.