Spitfires, Choppers, and Castles: Dan Mercer's Incredible Round-Britain Flight

Fanging it just 20m above the sea’s surface in a Spitfire, and travelling at a cool 250knots doesn’t really rate as responsible flying. Doing it through The Needles on the Isle of Wight? That is exactly what Dan Mercer did.

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Spidertracks and Youth Pilot Safety: YGNZ Prize Winner Josh Ferguson on His Future in Aviation

The end of each year in New Zealand sees young glider pilots, experienced instructors, and gliding enthusiasts come together in the South Island town of Omarama (widely recognised as one of the world’s top gliding locations) for the Youth Soaring…

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Dave Blackwell: Reflecting on 12 years of Spidertracks

How Tragedy Led to Breakthrough Aircraft Tracking Technology that Revolutionised an Industry

I was up bright and early on February 20. It was Spidertracks’ 12th birthday, the day was breaking, and I was keen to get up, grab a cup of coffee, and see…

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How spidertracks helped the team behind 'teen around oz' set a world record

For most 16-year-olds, setting a world record isn’t even on the horizon, let alone a realistic, achievable goal — but Australia’s Liam Morey is no ordinary teenager. Driven by a passion for aviation that he’s had for as long as he can remember, Liam…

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Adventure Above: How Kyle Fosso Is Using Spidertracks to Become the Youngest Pilot to Fly to All 50 States

When Washington native Kyle Fosso was 15, he bought a rusted-out shell of a Cessna and set a goal to restore the fuselage to its full glory. While his peers focused their efforts on school and your standard extracurricular activities, Kyle spent every…

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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.

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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:…

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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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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…

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The Power of Connection During Hurricane Relief: How the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Used Spidertracks in the Aftermath of Irma

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands with winds of up to 185 miles per hour — becoming the first Category 5 storm in recorded history to strike the region. Irma left Puerto Rico almost entirely without power;…

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