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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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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19 Apr 08:40 AM

How to Choose the Best Communication System for Your Aviation Business

Like every other business or industry, aviation requires efficient communication. Do you know what's going on in your operations at all times? Do you know where your pilots are and what they're doing? Are you able to get in touch with them should plans change at a moment's notice? Can you do all this no matter where in the world they're flying?

As an aviation operator, it’s critical that you ask yourself these questions and that the answer to each of them be ‘yes.’ The communications system...

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07 Mar 04:20 PM

Continuing to Grow: Meet the 3 New Members of the Spidertracks Team

Since our last team member update in October 2017, we’ve only continued to grow over here at Spidertracks, with each member of the team committed to our core goals: making aviation safer and solving problems for our customers.


Our latest round of hires sees three new additions to the Spidertracks crew. We spoke with Petr, Igor, and Fred to learn a bit more about them — where they’re from, what brought them to Spidertracks, and what they’re planning to do now that they’re here. Keep reading...

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16 Feb 10:53 AM

The Voyage of the Southern Sun: Circumnavigating the World with Spidertracks

For Aussie Michael Smith, flying was a childhood dream put on hold until he was 35 — when he finally earned his licence to, in his words, ‘avoid an early mid-life crisis.’ Once he got up in the air, he turned his attention and effort to a lofty goal: recreating the 1930s Qantas Empire Imperial ‘flying boat’ route from Sydney to England via Asia, India, the Middle East, and Europe.

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25 Jan 09:34 AM

Spidertxt as Part of an Emergency Management System

As part of this month’s focus on safety and survival following an emergency, we’ve discussed how to prepare for and survive after an emergency event and assembled a quick-look checklist you can use to ensure you’re prepared if you’re ever faced with a difficult situation. (Download it here if you haven’t already!)

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18 Jan 02:20 PM

How To Prepare For and Survive After an Emergency Event

Knowing what to do in the event of an aviation emergency is an essential tool in every pilot’s kit. In this post, we’ll take you through what you need to be prepared for a possible emergency, as well as how to survive in the unlikely event one actually happens.

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