MYGOFLIGHT, maker of iPad and tablet gear for pilots, unveiled RECON1, a Heads Up Display (HUD) for aviation, at this week’s AirVenture.
“The HUD is here!” said Charles Schneider, CEO, MYGOFLIGHT. “After two years of development we have brought the concept to reality with the unveiling of RECON1, the first low-cost heads up display for aviation. The benefits of flying with a HUD are well known – align information a pilot needs to see with their line of sight. Our goal is to get all pilots with their heads up and eyes out during all critical phases of flight.”
Incidents like runway incursions, landing at the wrong airport, departing from the wrong runway, feelings of vertigo from looking down during descent and the like will be able to be minimized and reduced to near zero with the use of a HUD, according to company officials.
The HUD uses a transparent display and specially designed optics that projects an image out in front of the pilot. This allows a pilot to be able to view information with their head positioned “up” and looking forward instead of angled down looking at panel mounted instruments, officials explained.
MYGOFLIGHT will work with app developers, avionics electronics manufacturers and airplane manufacturers interested in the product to ensure compatibility and fit with their software, electronics and airplanes. The MYGOFLIGHT HUD will also act as a repeater to a pilot side HUD already installed so that the co-pilot can have the benefits of a HUD, officials noted.
The initial price of the MGF HUD is expected to be under $10,000.