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:…

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.

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…

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;…

Adventure Flights to The Rescue in Kaikoura

Flying into a disaster zone isn't something that Mit Brereton thought he'd have to do again, but after the recent devastating earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand he says he didnt think twice about stepping up to help.

Eighteen-Year-Old Lachie Smart Soars Into The Record Books

Eighteen-year-old Australian Lachie Smart says he is just an average teenager. But he can also boast a Guinness world record - the youngest person to ever fly around the world solo. However, he says that it doesn't take an extraordinary person to do…

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.

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.

Spiders On Patrol Over Africa

High temperatures and low flying are all part of the job for African Parks, a Spidertracks customer and not for profit organisation that manages ten wildlife parks in seven African countries and protects an area of over six million hectares. The…

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