An Aviation Safety Management Glossary: All the Terms You Need to Know

One of our driving forces here at Spidertracks is smarter aircraft management. Whether that’s giving you the tools you need to communicate with your fleet no matter where they are in the world (Global Cross-Channel Communication, anyone?) or…

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…

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…

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…

Introduction to Flight Tracking

Imagine a world where you have full visibility over your aviation business. We’re not just talking about knowing where your aircraft are now — we’re talking about having access to a complete, in-depth record of where they were yesterday or months ago.

3 Things You Need to Do to Get Ready This Fire Season

Flying on fire missions poses inherent dangers, and it’s absolutely essential to ensure your aircraft is ready for anything you might face. To help you get ready and stay safe, we’ve put together a quick post outlining three important things you need…

7 Things Every Pilot Should Consider When Flying Cross-Country

Flying cross-country can be a pretty daunting experience, especially in busy airspace areas – but with the right planning and preparation, anyone can do it.

Navigating The Trickiest Airspace In America

The airspace surrounding Washington DC is some of the trickiest airspace in the United States. Multiple layers of secure airspace around the US capital and a number of Class B primary airports within within the area set up after 9/11, make the area…

Two Years vs 13 Minutes: It's your call.

Two years ago, a group of Stanford University students launched a weather balloon to capture images of the Grand Canyon from the edge of space. Through sheer luck, they have only just been reunited with their experiment. It lay in the desert for two…

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