VoiceFlight demonstrates new iPad App to AOPAOnline
February 2, 2012
During a product demonstration of the VFS101, VoiceFlight offered AOPAOnline an exclusive demonstration of VoiceFlight's soon-to-be released iPad app. Connected Talker allows the iPad to speak the initial FlightPlan into a VoiceFlight-equipped Garmin GNS 430W or 530W in seconds. The application itself is nearing completion and should be available at the Apple App store at the end of February. A custom audio cable is required to transfer the flightplan from the iPad. It's expected price is in the $25 range, and will be available by the time the iPad app is released.
VoiceFlight receives AML for the VFS101
January 11, 2012
VoiceFlight Systems is pleased to announce that it has received an FAA Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the VFS101, allowing it to be installed on almost all types of aircraft under 6,000 lbs. maximum take-off weight (MTOW). With this approval the VFS101 may now be installed into hundreds of aircraft models without requiring installers to secure field approval from their local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
VoiceFlight at Sun-N-Fun 2012
January 10, 2012
VoiceFlight Systems will be attending the 2012 Sun-n-Fun fly-in. This this be the company's first year attending the event, which will be held from March 27th to April 1st in Lakeland Florida. Attendees will have the chance to try the VFS101 and experience for themselves it's exceptional speed and accuracy.
See you in Florida!
VFS101 in The Aviation Consumer
December 29, 2011
There is a really nice in-flight review of the VFS101 in the January issue of Aviation Consumer magazine. The article is online (see link below), but access is restricted to subscribers.
AOPA Aviation Summit 2011 Wrap-up
September 28, 2011
This year's AOPA Aviation Summit was highly successful for VoiceFlight. Several hundred pilots witnessed demonstrations of the VFS101's exceptional speed and accuracy entering waypoints and Victor Airways. AOPA Live also visited the booth and shot a short video interview which is now available on the AOPA website:
EAA Airventure 2011 Wrap-up
August 23, 2011
VoiceFlight Systems had a very successful product launch at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh Wisconsin. The VFS101 enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response from the hundreds of attendees from all over the world that were able to try the system for themselves. While at the show, AeroNews.net recorded a very informative interview with VoiceFlight founder and president J. Scott Merritt.
VoiceFlight at AOPA Aviation Summit
August 16, 2011
VoiceFlight Systems is happy to announce that we will be attending AOPA Aviation Summit in Hartford Connecticut, from September 22 to the 24th. Demonstrations of the first and only FAA-certified pilot speech recognition system will be available.
Pilot Speech Recognition System available for GNS430W/530W
July 11, 2011
VoiceFlight Systems of Troy NY announced today that it has received an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that expands the applicability of its revolutionary VFS101 pilot speech recognition system to include the popular WAAS enabled GNS430W and GNS530W navigation units.
The enhanced VFS101 retains the exceptional speed and accuracy of the original unit, but now allows pilots to directly enter and edit the active flight plan on GNS430W/530W GPS units. New to the VFS101 is a novel Airway Compression feature that allows long flight plans to be entered within the 31 waypoint limitation of the GPS units. Pilots can now enter Boston to Florida (e.g. BOS V3 PBI) in seconds with a simple speech command.
The VFS101 was the first speech recognition system certified by the FAA. It permits pilots to enter complex flight plan up to ten times faster than is possible with conventional GPS entry knobs. It also supports Direct-To operations and automatic expansion of Victor Airways.
VoiceFlight Systems has received Parts Manufacturer Approval from the FAA and the first production run of VFS101 units will be available for sale at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh July 25-31, 2011. Special promotional pricing will be available at the show.
A promotional flyer is available for the new WAAS enabled VFS101.
VFS101 Product Launch
June 29, 2011
VoiceFlight Systems will be attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year. Demonstration units will be available so that pilots can experience for themselves the speed, accuracy and convenience of the WAAS enabled version of the VFS101. A limited quantity of production units will be available at special promotional pricing.
March 30, 2010
VoiceFlight Systems has recently relocated to larger facilities to accommodate manufacturing and future expansion. Please make note of our new contact information:VoiceFlight Systems LLC
105 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180
2009 Achievement Award
September 30, 2009
The Albany Business Review has selected VoiceFlight Systems for its prestigious 2009 Achievement Award as the Most Promising Company in the capital region. The award celebration and recognition dinner were held on November 5th.
VoiceFlight would like to take this opportunity to thank its employees (and their families), our generous investors, trusted advisors, talented consultants, and patient regulators for helping to make this award possible.
Pilot Speech Recognition System Certified by FAA
August 17, 2009
VoiceFlight Systems of Troy NY announced today that it has received FAA certification for its VFS101 pilot speech recognition system.
The VFS101 is the first speech recognition product to have been awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) by the FAA. The system uses patented technology to provide accurate speech recognition and nearly instantaneous response. Voice entry of complex flight plans is accomplished ten times faster than is possible with the conventional GPS entry knobs. The system does not require any prior training or adaptation for specific pilot voices.
According to the company's founder, Scott Merritt, “The VFS101 uses aviation specific recognition technology to address the challenging conditions found in the aircraft cockpit. It is this technology that allows the VFS101 to meet the rigorous performance requirements of FAA certification”.
The VFS101 enables rapid entry of flight plan waypoints directly into the aircraft's primary GPS navigation system. Victor airways are automatically expanded to the correct sequence of waypoints. Voice commands can be used to edit flight plans, correct errors, and accommodate routing changes.
For routine flight operations, the VFS101 provides convenient, “hands-free” entry of Direct-To waypoint destinations. For safety, an audio read-back of the intended waypoint is presented for confirmation before the new destination is activated.
The VFS101 system does not alter or interfere with manual operation of the GPS units in any way. If the pilot experiences difficulties while utilizing the VFS101, conventional manual operations are readily available.
Additional information can be found at the company's website: http://www.voiceflight.com.
Duncan Pickard, VoiceFlight Systems, LLC
105 Jordan Road / Troy, NY 12180
(518) 720-0060 / firstname.lastname@example.org