For Thomas Baudin (SyNext), inventor of the Soundflyer landing aid system, this was a ìworld first.î Baudin, an entrepreneur and president of a flying club, is above all one of the sponsors of ´ Les Mirauds Volants ª (ìFlying Blindî), an association of blind airplane pilots based in Toulouse. With other members of the association, he developed a piloting aid in order to help blind pilots to be as autonomus as possible. The device was tested on a complete flight without the security instructor having to intervene or to give any information to the blind pilot at any time.
The pilot with the Soundflyer strapped to his leg, at the controls of a Robin DR400.
For the first time ever, a blind pilot has managed to land a plane without any help from his security co-pilot. The pilot, a member of the European Association of Visually Impaired Pilots ´†Les Mirauds Volants ª, carried out a complete flight, from take-off to landing, without any external help, thanks to an automatic system developed in partnership with the company SyNext.
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