Pilot Speech Recognition
VoiceFlight's VFS101 is the world's first speech recognition system to be certified by the FAA for use in civilian aircraft. The system allows pilots to enter waypoints and airways into their GNS-430/530 GPS units up to ten times faster than is possible using the tedious concentric knobs.
Our short video demonstrations illustrate the exceptional speed, accuracy, and convenience of the VFS101 system. The true measure of the system, however, is reflected in the testimonials of those already using the system for their routine flight operations.
Due to competitive market pressures, especially extension of the Flight Stream 210 to the GNS series navigators, VoiceFlight reluctantly discontinued the VFS101 product line in September of 2014. There are a small number of new production units still available from SteinAir.
Improved Speech Recognition PerformanceMay 20, 2016
Version 3.3.0 of the internal VFS101 software offers even better speech recognition, along with improved error messages and system usability. This VFS101 software update has not been reviewed or approved by the FAA and as such is suitable only for Experimental aircraft. If you would like to update your VFS101 with this software, please contact VoiceFlight to request a copy.
New Version of VFS User Nav ApplicationFebruary 2, 2016
A new version of the VFS101 User Nav Application is now available. This version is better able to locate the required files for various computer configurations. It is also signed with a SHA256 Certificate as per recent Microsoft requirements.
Note: After installation, you should see "Version 0.8.6.0" in the title bar of the VFS101 User Nav application. If not, please manually delete the old version (Control Panel : Uninstall Program) and reattempt installation.
GNS 430W / 530W Main S/W Version 5.20December 15, 2015
Field reports indicated that the VFS101 -does- successfully operate with Garmin's GNS 430W / 530W Main S/W Version 5.20. We have not internally tested/confirmed this configuration, but have two customers that have reported successful upgrades to the 5.20 firmware. Please note that this GNS Main S/W version is not officially included in the latest VoiceFlight STC/AML (dated September 17, 2013). Also note that all VoiceFlight customers (whether running with Garmin's Version 5.20 Main S/W or not) should be running the VFS101 Version 3.2.3 software released in September 2013.
Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM)October 9, 2015
Jeppesen is in the process of migrating users from the conventional JSUM downloads to a new Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM). A new version of the VFS101 User Nav Application is now available (and required) for VFS101 users that migrate to the new Jeppesen Distribution Manager.
Note: After installation, you should see "Version 0.8.5.0" in the title bar of the VFS101 User Nav application. If not, please manually delete the old version (Control Panel : Uninstall Program) and reattempt installation.
VoiceFlight Systems at Oshkosh 2015June 26, 2015
VoiceFlight will not have a booth at EAA AirVenture this year. However, if you would like to chat with Scott Merritt, VoiceFlight's President and Founder, he will be at the SteinAir booth on Wednesday from 11 to Noon.
New Version of VFS User Nav ApplicationMay 20, 2015
A new version of the VFS101 User Nav Application is now available. To install on your Windows computer, click the icon below and select run.
The new version is also more adept at automatically EJECTing the USB Flash Drive at the end of the update process.
Note: After installation, you should see "Version 0.8.4.0" in the title bar of the VFS101 User Nav application. If not, please manually delete the old version (Control Panel : Uninstall Program) and reattempt installation.
Approval for Aircraft over 6,000 lbsMarch 15, 2014
VoiceFlight has received an amended STC and amended AML that now include numerous Part 23 aircraft over 6,000 lbs. The Documents page of the VoiceFlight website has been updated with the revised documents. The new aircraft are listed at the end of the AML (rows #116 - #146).
GNS430/530 Main Software 5.10February 27, 2014
We are pleased to report that the existing VFS101 Software Version 3.2.3 does indeed operate with Garmin's new GNS Main Software 5.10. This configuration has been included in the Amended STC dated 5-Mar-2014.
VFS101 now certified with GNS430/530 Main Software 5.03September 17, 2013
VoiceFlight has received an amended STC that includes operation with Garmin's GNS 430W/530W Version 5.03 Main Software update. The new VFS101 software (Version 3.2.3) fully supports expanded flight plans (with 100 waypoints) and includes a new feature that allows pilots to omit intersection waypoints when entering a sequence of airways.
The Documents page of the VoiceFlight website has been updated with the new reference manuals for the amended STC. VFS101 units with the updated software are in stock and available for immediate shipment from our network of 85+ VoiceFlight Dealers.
Amended Supplemental Type CertificateJanuary 30, 2013
VoiceFlight is pleased to announce that it has received an amended STC that allows the VFS101 to operate interchangeably with WAAS or Non-WAAS GNS430/530 GPS units. The software approved with this STC also expands existing VFS101 functionality to include:
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