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Lightspeed releases FlightLink update

February 13, 2019  By Helicopters Staff

Lightspeed Aviation of Portland, Oregon, has released FlightLink version 3.0, a free, proprietary app that allows for in-flight recording and adds enhanced functionality to all Lightspeed headsets.

The company explains FlightLink 3.0 is completely rewritten for iOS 12, but that it continues to work with older operating system versions, with an improved user interface file management, faster scrolling, and sharing capabilities. 

More specifically, using iPhone X/S, XR, XS Max, and all iPad Pro models, pilots can now use FlightLink 3.0 to save notes for future reference, visualize recordings using a new recording details screen, access recordings through the iOS Files app, transfer files via AirDrop, and share recordings and notes using iOS sharing services.

FlightLink 3.0 now allows users to create a permanent archive of all flight communications for post-flight briefing and training, store a recording library on an iPhone or iPad, and access them with the iOS Files app or iTunes on a Mac or PC. Using Apple Pencil or Pencil 2 the user can also make handwritten notes on supported iPads.

“We’ve improved the user experience, overhauled the audio functionality, and introduced a more intuitive platform to enhance the functionality of our current headsets and provide an up-to-date platform for any future development of our products,” said Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Lightspeed Aviation.

Using FlightLink 3.0, pilots can record all activity over the intercom, including inbound and outbound transmissions, and in-cabin conversation and instantly play back ATC calls or other communications from any point within the last two minutes of recording.



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