Meet the "openAir multitrack All-in-one" Receiver!
Why improve air safety?
LFNA (Gap Tallard): a perfect example.
Nestled in the splendid French Alps, LFNA is a must-visit for aviation enthusiasts. It offers a variety of activities, from gliders to ultralights, motor planes, and parachute jumps. LFNA is a bustling hub of aerial activities.
However, these diverse aerial activities come with inherent risks, and pilots flying to or from LFNA must navigate a complex airspace, requiring extra vigilance and attention to safety.
Adding to this complexity are the limitations of "See and Avoid" rules and the limited electronic traffic visibility and availability.
To address these safety concerns, our SafeSky team is working hard. We recently achieved a significant milestone with over 60,000 registered pilots. Today, we are focusing on an additional level of safety for all pilot categories at the entry points of airfields and in the approaches to aerodrome circuits.
How to achieve this additional level of safety?
Our partnership with AVIONIX and Open Glider Network.
In collaboration with SafeSky and OGN, AVIONIX is introducing the most advanced ground station to extend traffic reception at low altitude. This "plug-and-play" solution is both comprehensive and professional, collecting traffic data from various "eConspicuous" radio systems, including ADS-B, FLARM, OGN-Tracker, PilotAware, FANET, ADS-L, and recreational drones using Remote ID. The ground station data is directly transmitted to the OGN and SafeSky network, providing real-time information to pilots through the SafeSky app and other compatible navigation software.
The installation and configuration.
The installation of the ground station at LFNA was swift. In collaboration with "Alpes en Ciel," SafeSky obtained permission to install an antenna on the roof of the hangar. Placed at an elevated position for maximum coverage, the antenna was discreetly connected to the ground station inside. The setup was straightforward, involving the creation of a Wi-Fi access point and connection to the station's web interface. Within an hour, the installation was operational, providing real-time visibility of air traffic within a radius of 50 to 200 kilometers.
The result: an additional layer of safety.
Thanks to the ground station's real-time traffic data integrated into the SafeSky network, pilots benefit from an extra layer of safety with complete visibility of nearby aircraft, even at low altitudes.
The installation of the ground station at LFNA, coupled with the use of the free SafeSky app and other compatible systems, is a significant step forward in enhancing aviation safety. Pilots now have the necessary tools to make informed decisions and adopt preventive behaviors to avoid conflicts. This contributes to a safer and more efficient airspace, even in the absence of the AFIS operator. By providing pilots with a constant awareness of air traffic, SafeSky reaffirms itself as a complementary safety solution, in all operational circumstances.
This is just the beginning...
The installation at LFNA is only the first illustration of the shared ambition between SafeSky, Avionix, and OGN, in collaboration with federations, national institutions, and clubs.
A large-scale European project is emerging on the horizon, and you'll have the privilege of being the first spectators of this safer sky.
Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks on how we are collectively creating a safer sky.