Filed under: Wings
Can an iPod help you fly a plane? I found this article in General Aviation News fascinating. Apparently the LoPresti Fury, a fun little flyer we first wrote about way back in 2004, now has the iPod integrated into its systems. The iPod does more than just rock out your Top Gun playlist, it can be used as a digital data recorder with the ability to record some 500 hours of flight time and replay audio on demand. RJ Siegel, vice president at LoPresti is bullish on the iPod, calling it "the complete antithesis of aviation electronics: cheap, easy to replace and available on almost every street corner." He also says that prgrammers can develop all sorts of applications for the iPod.