Safe Flight to Show Cueing, Detection Systems at Heli-Expo

By Staff Writer | February 26, 2016
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Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, New York will display its Collective Tactile Cueing system, Powerline Detector System and Icing Conditions Detector during Heli-Expo at Booth 6939. 
Safe Flight has successfully transferred nearly 70 years of fixed-wing stall warning tactile cueing into a “tactile collective-shaker” alerting system designed to dramatically enhance helicopter safety and operations. The CTC provides collective tactile cueing that allows the pilot to literally “feel” their way around the helicopter’s safe operating envelope of engine and drivetrain limits.
Safe Flight’s PDS has been certified by the FAA and EASA under supplemental type certificate. The system operates worldwide to detect 50Hz/60Hz power line frequency emissions. The PDS is an extremely lightweight (less than 2.0 lbs. installed) passive system that alerts the pilot when approaching an energized power line. The system provides both a visual and aural warning to the crew. As the aircraft approaches the hazard, the aural tone intensifies, cautioning the pilot.
Ice accretion is a serious hazard to all aircraft. Even miniscule amounts of frost, snow, ice or slush on the aerodynamic and/or control surfaces of the aircraft can cause significant loss in lift and flight control capability.  The most effective means to protect against this often catastrophic threat is to avoid it all together with Safe Flight’s Icing Conditions Detector. The ICD is able to detect icing conditions nearly instantaneously. 
To learn more about Safe Flight’s rotorcraft products, visit Safe Flight at Heli-Expo Booth 6939 and see the products in its simulator. In addition, Safe Flight will have the CTC, PDS and ICD available for demo flights for the Press and invited customers.

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