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Rockwell Collins unveils HGS flight simulation app

Oct. 30, 2012, Orlando, Fla. - Rockwell Collins today unveiled HGS Flight, a new app that lets users experience the company’s Head-up Guidance (HGS) with synthetic vision on an iPad. The free app will be available for download in the Apple iTunes App Store.


October 30, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

“Eyes-up, out-the-window flying with head-up guidance is the future and we’re allowing any one with an iPad to see firsthand the precision, increased situational awareness and efficiency that HGS brings,” said Colin Mahoney, vice president, Sales and Marketing for Commercial Systems at Rockwell Collins. “This app is meant for anyone, including current and future pilots, aircraft owners, passengers and any aviation enthusiast who wants to see what it’s like to fly with HGS.”

The HGS Flight app goes beyond standard head-up display symbology like flight path vector, speed and altitude, and lets users simulate flights using real-life advanced features that enable more precise flying. These include an approach guidance cue, speed error tape and acceleration caret. The app also features synthetic vision to allow users to see a virtual view of terrain despite any weather condition.

The videogame-style app offers a ‘career’ mode to build HGS skill, and a ‘challenge’ mode where users can define settings such as visibility and wind if they already are experts.

Rockwell Collins’ new HGS Flight app will be on display in the company’s exhibit (#1896) at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Fla.