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Keeping cloud-seeding pilots safe as Africa's rainy season begins

As they enter another rainy season across the skies of Western Africa, we re-visit the story of Malian Aero Company (MAC) and how they use Spidertracks to improve the safety of pilots engaged in..

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Todd O'Hara

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15 May 10:44 AM

Spidertracks and Olympic Aero Services Earn FAA STC

Spidertracks and Olympic Aero Services today announce that their Additional Telemetry Unit (ATU) and Automated Flight Following Feed (AFF) solution has received final FAA STC approval for Type 1 USFS exclusive use in aerial firefighting helicopters.With their newly awarded STC, Spidertracks and OAS become the first to be able to offer a simple certified solution to aerial firefighting operations.

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10 May 12:06 PM

Calculating ROI on an Aircraft Management and Communications Solution: 4 Things to Consider

One of the most important aspects of emerging aviation technology is that it's given operators more choices than ever when it comes to flight management solutions. Where once the only available offerings were cumbersome and wildly expensive legacy systems for commercial airlines, the advent of smart tech and devices and software such as Spidertracks has enabled smaller businesses to tailor solutions for their specific needs.

In our eBook ‘Reliable Communications with Your Aviation Crew —...

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08 May 03:26 PM

Flying from North Shore to Wanaka: Making a Long-Range VFR Cross-Country Trip

Lessons learnt on an 800-mile adventure.

On 27 March 2018, my partner and I hopped in a light aircraft and began the 800-nauticalmilejourney from New Zealand’s largest city Auckland to the South Island mountain townof Wanaka, where we were set to display our TL-3000 Sirius microlight-class aircraft at thepopular Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow. What follows is a quick rundown of the planningprocess for a long-distance VFR flight and the events of our actual trip — includingcharting our path,...

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07 May 11:15 AM

New Spidertracks App for Android

We’re excited to announce that the Spidertracks Android app has been completely rebuilt from the ground up to provide you with an improved user experience.

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06 Dec 04:48 PM

Spidertracks Announces Next-Gen Product Strategy

When humans landed on the moon in 1969, we achieved something huge with something very small. The device that enabled this feat, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), had a similar computing power to that of a modern toaster. For comparison, an iPhone 7 is around 32,000 times faster than the best Apollo-era computers.Today’s aviation operators are accustomed to the lagging hardware developments and non-competitive pricing that come with heavy legacy systems. In contrast, consumer products...

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12 Oct 07:00 AM

Spidertracks and Aeronet Unveil First Automated Maintenance Tracking Service at NBAA

New Zealand-based aircraft tracking and management specialists Spidertracks and leading cloud-based aviation software company Aeronet have today announced the industry’s first automated maintenance tracking solution at NBAA in Las Vegas.

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03 Nov 10:10 PM

New Operational Messaging System Takes Off at NBAA

Orlando, FL — Fleet communication got a whole lot easier this week with the North American launch of Spidertxt 2.0 at NBAA.

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23 May 01:03 PM

Kiwi Pilots Tackle Their Toughest Flight Yet

Three Kiwis are set to enter an elite club this week as they each pilot a hand-built single-engine aircraft all the way from New Zealand to Australia and back.

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11 May 08:00 AM

New Scholarship Makes Alaskan Pilots Safer Than Ever

After a twenty-year hiatus, Alaskan pilot Tom Vitt is back in the air — and this time, he's safer than ever.

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