Pilot Experience Impacts Laminar Research Development

Jennifer Roberts

Laminar Research products are developed by pilots, and their real world experience is constantly informing updates and improvements.

Austin Meyer recently had inspiration for a Xavion update literally hit him in the head. While flying his personal aircraft, he passed through the wake turbulence of a nearby MD-80, which slammed him around the cockpit and left some lingering aches. This experience caused a realization: Wake turbulence always emits from airplanes, and thanks to ADS-B, we know where the airplanes are. We can track wake turbulence that emits from airplanes so pilots can always avoid it.

Austin added this new safety feature to Xavion 1.83, now available in the iTunes App Store.

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