2 July 2018

A Chick In The Cockpit - An interview with Erika Armstrong

During her twenty-five years in aviation, Erika Armstrong has worked in all aspects of the industry. From the friendly front desk CSR of a busy FBO to the captain's seat of a Boeing 727-200, she’s experienced everything in between. Passionate about the aviation industry, Erika shares her hugely experienced, honest and good-humoured perspective on the industry.

29 June 2018

Great Communication Begins With Connection — Interoperability In First Response Situations

When disaster strikes, law enforcement and disaster-relief agencies rely on the ability to access shared information to understand crises and make life-saving decisions. Information and communication technologies play a vital role in coordinating crisis responses between discrete services, agencies, organisations and volunteers. But there is still a way to go.

27 June 2018

Mission possible: Uplifting the spirit of others

Pilots are masters of their own destiny in the sky, and this freethinking personality often transcends into other facets of their lives. Pilot Peter Davies, of The Northland Emergency Services Trust, is no exception, crafting a path that combines his love of helping people with flying.

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?