Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March General Meeting with Keith Smith from PilotEdge

Guest Speaker: Keith Smith from Pilot Edge
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 8 @ 8pm (doors open at 7:45pm)
Location: 482 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036 (corner of 10th and 43rd)

About a year ago, PFC hosted Keith Smith from PilotEdge to demo an upcoming service that provides real-time ATC service for flight simulators.

We bumped into Keith again at the AOPA summit meeting in CT where he was presenting his service. He launched last year and is now open for business.

Keith will be showing his real time IFR flying and,  connection-permitting, will attempt to provide a live demo of the service. Since we do not have broadband service at the venue only 4G hotspot. it may not work but you will clearly be able to see first hand how the system works. Hopefully you can try a quick lap of the pattern, or even pick up an IFR clearance and shoot an approach.

This ATC is being provided by real people in real time, it is NOT recorded, canned, scripted, or based on voice recognition or artificial intelligence.

So bring your laptops with X-Plane 9, X-Plane 10, MS FS2004 or MS FSX and Keith will be on hand to set up a trial account. A discount will be made available for PFC members that sign up on the evening of the presentation. Additional information can be found at http://pilotedge.net.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for inviting me to present again. It was a small turnout but those that made it were fairly captivated by what they saw!

    Here's one audio recording of N736ZV from the flight last night: http://www.pilotedge.net/recordings/hourly/2012-3-7_18_18011.mp3 (delivery/ground/tower)
    Here's the second recording, covering the radar position: http://www.pilotedge.net/recordings/hourly/2012-3-7_18_17510.mp3 (socal departure)

    I'm told just about everyone in PFC is an AOPA member. That being the case, check out http://aopa.org/lifestyles and look for PilotEdge in the list. If you're logged into the site, you'll see there's a discount available.

    If you're looking to polish your radio skills or simply get more exposure to flying "in the system," this is a great way to do it.

    Lastly, for those that do use a FS9/X or X-Plane, if you do fly on PilotEdge, you may want to eventually consider the purchase of an avionics stack from Saitek or VR Insight. The Saitek unit is around $149. If anyone has any questions, the Contact page on the PE site has all the info you need.