26 June 2018

Stephen Pope - The Airborne Author

Stephen Pope lives and breathes aviation — in every facet of his life, flying seems to sneak its way to the forefront. Editor-in-Chief of Flying Magazine and a commercial multi-engine, seaplane and instrument-rated pilot, Stephen certainly knows a thing or two about the world of aviation.

22 June 2018

PCADS: The Evolution Of Airborne Firefighting

Whether you believe that man-made climate change, insect infestations killing millions of trees, or rampant real estate development in wilderness areas are having an impact on wildfires, the facts are indisputable. Fire seasons are lasting longer, wildfires are becoming more numerous and more massive, and more forests (and communities) are being reduced to ashes by so-called mega-fires, blazes which burn at least 100,000 acres.

21 June 2018

Distress Monitoring and Notification Options

Providing a distress monitoring and notification service is a vital part of what we do here at TracPlus. We’re making a few changes on how this works, so it’s very important you understand what this means for you and your operations. Here’s a rundown.

20 June 2018

Healthy bastards and a few good men

Dave is not just a pilot, nor a doctor, he's a passionate advocate for men’s health — making health education and services accessible for those who may tend to brush it under the carpet. And he's stopping at nothing to get his word out there.

20 June 2018

TracPlus’ Automated Monitoring Service (AMS)

As the owner-operator of a busy helicopter company, Juliett has made sure that all her aircraft are tracked for the safety of her pilots and crew. Her office manager, Mike maintains a careful watch on TracPlus to make sure that her aircraft are where they need to be and that everything is OK.

19 June 2018

If you fly, they can't - Using drones for good

Hobbyist drone operators and opportunist journos are causing havoc in airborne firefighting missions quarters — placing a risk to the safety of manned aircraft, and even bringing their time-sensitive missions to a standstill. Sadly, what is an extremely forward thinking technological advancement is being deemed the bad boy of aerospace. What needs to change?

6 June 2018

Safety Means Success - Rotortech 2018

Last week we attended Rotortech on the Sunshine Coast. The key theme of the event was Safety Means Success. We were thrilled to hear that they were speaking our language. Here’s a rundown of some of the key topics that were covered over the week.

15 May 2018

NZ Tech - All Or Nothing

New Zealand has become a petri dish for technology companies, nurturing some of the world's most innovative concepts. It is a perfect storm of geography, resourcefulness, political willingness and our overwhelming desire to innovate that has helped us see such great success in this space.

1 May 2018

OzRunways and TracPlus collaborate to deliver EFB-based global messaging

We are thrilled to announce that TracPlus and OzRunways have put our heads together to deliver global airborne messaging using OzRunways EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) and our portable RockAIR tracker.