The MyGoFlight Heads Up Display (HUD) puts critical flight information directly in front of a pilot. The HUD uses a transparent display that presents information without the pilot having to look away from their straight ahead view. 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.
The HUD has been available on large aircraft and in the military for many years where it is standard equipment or a popular option. The HUD has proven itself as a valuable addition to the flight deck providing many safety and operational benefits.
In 2009, an independent Flight Safety Foundation study concluded that Head-Up Guidance System Technology would likely have positively influenced the outcome of hundreds of accidents. The study found that 38 percent of all accidents were likely or highly likely to have been prevented if the pilot had a HUD. The study also concluded that a staggering 69 percent of landing and takeoff accidents and 57 percent of loss of control accidents could have been avoided if the pilot had access to the information available on a HUD.
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The MGF HUD contains three primary components: a projector unit, a combiner and an interface to an iPad or other computing source. The imagery appears to be floating out in front of the pilot, focused at infinity to minimize the time it takes to look at information and the outside world.
The MGF HUD is in the prototype stage of development. Generation 1 development of the product has begun with a first working unit expected second quarter, 2015.
“Our goal is to provide an affordable HUD so that all pilots can fly with their heads up and eyes out during all critical phases of flight. Situational awareness will be greatly improved. Incidents like runway incursions, landing at the wrong airport, and taking off from the wrong runway will be reduced to near zero.”
To discuss participation in the MYGOFLIGHT HUD development and roll-out, contact Charles Schneider by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.364.7400 x111.
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