Flight following for transatlantic flights
June 10. 2010, Kelowna B.C., – SkyTrac Systems will be providing flight following for a HeliVenture taking place this July between Belgium and Southern California.
By Melissa Damota
June 10, 2010, Kelowna B.C. –
SkyTrac Systems will be providing flight following for a HeliVenture taking place this July between Belgium and Southern California. This historic trip will cover more than 9000 nautical miles over the North Atlantic Ocean and across the North American continent. Crewing the R44 Clipper II is pilot Paul Bossens of Micro Matic Research (MMR) and co-pilot Peter Koekelkoren. This is a second endeavor after a 2007 attempt was unsuccessful due to mechanical difficulties.
SkyTrac’s DSAT-300 was chosen by Bossens due to its portability, its battery life, and its ease of use. In addition to a leading edge hardware product, SkyTrac’s web based asset management, mapping and reporting software —SkyWeb 3.0—was determined to be far superior to others on the market. Bossens stated, “after receiving various demo versions of flight following software programs it was clear that SkyTrac was the best choice for us. It is easy to use, has a choice of different maps and is usable from every computer connected to the internet.”
SkyTrac VP and Director of Business Development Steve Fuhr commented, “Our DSAT-300 is definitely the right “tool” for this job. Its small form factor, light weight, and extended battery life combined with Iridium’s global footprint and our SkyWeb software are perfect for this mission. I wish both these gentlemen fair skies on their monumental flight. ”
To view his journey, contact Paul Bossens directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a login account.
For more information about SkyTrac, please visit www.skytrac.ca .