If you’re not an airplane buff (I am not), likelihood is that you have not heard of ADS-B tech. In layman’s phrases, it is a surveillance know-how that makes use of satellite tv for pc navigation to place and monitor an plane, and it is progressively changing floor radar. The FAA has created a virtual reality app to showcase what utilizing ADS-B is like in flight, and it is out now on the Play Store.

By December 31st, 2019, plane that fly in most managed airspace can be required to have ADS-B Out on board. ‘Fly ADS-B VR’ is meant to showcase what that is like from the pilot’s view. According to the app’s description, “you will experience a level of situational awareness and safety you don’t have when flying without ADS-B.” That’ll in all probability be as much as the pilots right here to seek out out, however in my brief experience with the app, the cockpit appeared detailed, the graphics clean, and the narrator’s voice not annoying (which is all the time a good factor).

The app weighs in at a not-insignificant 92MB, and you can use it with or with out a Google Cardboard-type VR viewer. Hit the widget under if you’d wish to test it out.

Fly ADS-B VR
Fly ADS-B VR