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Move over Bluesky – The Windspeaks Radio Gadet is here

by on Oct.27, 2009, under Code Projects

WIndspeaks ran with an idea of a cool little device for entertainment on long flights. It allows pilots to program audio streams into the cockpit radio. It comes default with Whole Wheat Radio set up and ready for your Alaskan enjoyment. More recent versions add charts/maps, a browser and other goodies. Unlike another in cockpit radio system, this one allows you to program what you want to listen to.

This is not like ASIS, which will report data on all aircraft in the session from the server. This device is installed in aircraft and used by individual pilots on any session, anywhere. Or flying solo/free flight. It’s pretty slick! Sorta of an 8-Track player/squawk box.

For many people old enough to have owned an eight track system, it is a technology associated with the automobile and in-car listening. Ironically, however, it was first developed not by the auto industry, but by a leading aircraft manufacturer: the Learjet Corporation.

Check it out…

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