Flight Following Policies
New-Sense has made its “Operator-less” flights more robust by including a direct communication and monitoring link into its IDAS system. This allows New-Sense personnel to monitor the flight progress and status of the aircraft.
The S200 system updates its position every 2 minutes allowing New-Sense to monitor the progress and security of the survey flights in real time.
New-Sense provides all of its clients with a secure account to the tracking system which allows each client to monitor and follow their surveys flight activities in real time.
If a pilot needs to contact the operator on the ground or vice versa, a call can be made on the systems satellite phone. The phone is connected to the pilot’s headset allowing for hands free operation and seamless safe communication.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, the pilot may press a “panic button”, which will cause the system to immediately transmit the status, location, and heading of the aircraft at least every 7 seconds. Field and office personnel following the flight are immediately notified of the situation, and can call the aircraft to obtain more details. The system will continue to transmit at this increased rate, and emergency status, until the emergency system is turned off by the pilot.
All IDAS systems are equipped with the Latitude Technologies Skynode S200 system that includes satellite phone, flight tracking, and messaging transceiver.
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