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Update to All FLARM and PowerFLARM Devices

Scheduled and mandatory firmwareFlarm technology update to all FLARM and PowerFLARM devices; New TrackingServer

Baar, Switzerland – January 28, 2015 – FLARM Technology today announced that a scheduled and mandatory firmware update is soon to be released for all FLARM devices. The update is required for all FLARM-compatible designs. It includes classic FLARM, PowerFLARM and FLARM manufactured by LXNAV, LX Navigation, Garrecht/AIR Avionics, Triadis, Ediatec, Flytec/Bräuniger, OzFlarm and others.


The update will be released by early March 2015 on www.flarm.com at no cost. It includes safety features that increase the effectiveness and robustness of collision warnings, further decreasing nuisance alarms, for example by taking into account wind. It also includes new features to alert about temporary danger areas such as skydiver drop zones, RC plane- and UAV zones. Position and message encoding with newly introduced optional no-tracking setting will address privacy for ground-based tracking solutions while improving performance and system integrity. Some regions will see a change in operating frequency, to improve range. The new obstacle database now handles additional obstacle areas and types. Old obstacle database versions are obsolete and will no longer work. Obstacle database and functionality extension licenses can be purchased from shop.flarm.com.

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New IGCDroid App

Alan Walls' IGCDroid is an Android near real-time Glider Tracking App that works with the SSA Sailplane Tracker. It is available from the Play store. Check it out by clicking here!

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SSA Program Enhancement Glider Club and Commercial Operator Negligent Instruction Insurance

      Costello Insurance Associates, Inc.

To: Glider clubs and commercial operators insured through the SSA Group Insurance Plan

Costello Insurance has secured an enhancement to the SSA Group Insurance Plan that can help protect your organization and its flight instructors should there be a suit for negligent flight instruction arising from an accident that occurred during the policy period which resulted in bodily injury and/or property damage.

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In the August 2014 issue, about the sailplane tracking system, which is very enlightening. Here is a small snippet of the article for those new to the tracking system, to help get you started. Your friends and family will be albe to follow you anytime you're in the cockpit. 

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