When most people think of aviation, they think of jumbo jets flying cross-country, or around the world. This is what most people’s first hand experience of aviation is.
However, there are many, many times more private pilot certification holders in the U.S. than there are commercial pilots. As of 2017, there were over 600,000 private pilots in the U.S. People choose to pursue a private pilot certification (or related certifications, such as recreational pilot or sport pilot) for many diverse reasons, but one commonality that every certified private pilot shares is the training they went through.
One of the most challenging parts of learning to be a pilot and ultimately attaining the private pilot certification comes during takeoff and landing. In the smaller planes that most people pursuing private pilot certification train on, automation is little to none. Additionally, inexperienced pilots in training haven’t yet built up the skill and confidence to be able to safely navigate in inclement weather, as a seasoned pilot may.
Pilots in training learn to rely on their instruments and their analog tools — as they should. However, one principal reason for the absence of electronic sensors and gauges as compared to large, commercial aviation systems is simply cost. If these pilots in training had accurate electronic sensors to tell them their altitude, speed, and sense nearby obstacles, they would be able to improve their own safety as well as that of all those around them.
Ainstein’s radar systems technologies help solve this problem at a fraction of the cost that has historically been the case for large, expensive aviation systems.
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