FLARM very kindly donated a PowerFLARM Portable for our mission!
A PowerFLARM portable is a small mobile device which can be placed in any cockpit and can run on batteries as well as power supply. It has a small screen providing live updates of the traffic around the plane I'm flying. This greatly enhances safety given the poor visibility out of powered planes in which I fly. This device helps with see-and-avoidance of other air traffic.
For technical users:
PowerFLARM is a collision avoidance device that was developed and is manufactured by FLARM Technology. It is designed specifically for the needs of small- and general aviation. PowerFLARM® combines the benefits of FLARM® with ADS-B and transponder technology.
Visit www.flarm.com for more info about their great products.
What our sponsors say
Thank you for contacting us. As a former commercial pilot, I’m well aware of MAF. We would be happy to support you in any way we can.
You are totally right that the view form even a light airplane is very bad. Many accident reports and research papers have established that see-and-avoid is insufficient for avoiding accidents, and that FLARM is necessary. I would therefore gladly support you with a PowerFLARM Portable.
Good luck with your flight training!