ONE DISTRACTION CAN MAKE A REAL GOOD PILOT LOOK BAD
It’s the nightmare that every retractable-gear pilot fears: A perfect flight, followed by a belly flop on the runway because someone forgot to lower the landing gear.
This scenario happens to pilots with a wide range of experience. According to the NTSB, more than half of all reported landing gear related incidents are unintentional gear-up landings. Industry experts forecast that 30+ pilots will land gear up this year...or about one every 12 days!
The standard gear warning horns found in most general aviation aircraft were intended to be heard over the aircraft cabin speaker. Today, the vast majority of pilots are wearing headsets. Many of them are the noise-cancelling variety, which may make hearing the speaker-only warnings even more difficult to hear. Couple that with an aging pilot population that is already experiencing hearing loss, and you have a recipe for an incident.
That is where our Audio Advisory System can help. It has been designed to be your full-time electronic "co-pilot" whose main job is to monitor your plane’s landing gear position and alert you with a voice annunciation on each and every landing.
The system provides the pilot with AUDIO (it actually communicates with the pilot through the headset and/or speaker) and VISUAL (through an illuminated annunciator) advisories. It functions by continuously monitoring airspeed and other inputs and converts them into the appropriate audio messages. Whether you are busy studying an instrument approach plate, or just conversing with your passengers, the system is always watching over you.
The cost of the system is far less than an expensive gear-up repair bill and is a great way to upgrade your legacy airframe with some modern avionics. Your passengers will love it too!
We incorporate state-of-the-art, solid-state technology for years of reliability. Weighing in at only 14 ounces (the optional Hobbs hour meter adds 3 oz.), the system has a negligible effect on your plane's useful load. Finally, we back our product with a 12-month warranty.
“There are those that have and those that will”. Don’t let one distraction make a good pilot look bad!