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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22 Dec 02:06 PM

Aviation Safety: How Do the Regulators Make the Rules?

There are certain rules in aviation that we can confidently characterise as commonsense — but what about the less obvious rules? The ones that are federal- and regional-specific, for example? In this post, we’ll talk about how regulators actually regulate: what happens to cause rule changes, if and when operators get a say, and how to stay informed and up-to-date on any changes in regulation.

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13 Dec 11:45 AM

ICAO’s Annex 19: Who Needs to Do What by When

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations agency widely recognised as the global authority on aviation rules and regulations, has implemented new safety management provisions that become applicable in 2019. Here’s what that means for you.

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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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30 Nov 09:55 PM

Spidertracks and Sky Polaris: Using Aviation to Fight Global Warming

Flying around the world is never an easy feat, even for someone who’s already successfully completed the journey. Just ask Michel Gordillo, whose latest circumnavigation for the Sky Polaris project took him an astonishing 12 years to prepare for.

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17 Nov 10:32 AM

Bringing Water to Africa: How Malian Aero Company Uses Spidertracks in Its Vital Cloud-Seeding Operations

Rain is essential to human life on Earth — but climate change has made it impossible for areas that once received sufficient water to thrive. In Africa, Mali-based Malian Aero Company (MAC) has become the undisputed leader in the primary technique used to combat this destructive dryness: cloud-seeding.

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