Steve Jacobson, an Avidyne executive and former U.S. Air Force A–10 pilot, said he’s long sought a cost-effective way of bringing HUDs to GA cockpits.
“I could put a bullet through the window of a moving truck two miles away with a HUD because they allow you to fly so precisely,” he said. “For GA pilots flying instrument approaches, the biggest advantage is that they can ‘see’ the runway while they’re still in the clouds. The transition from flying on the gauges and then switching to visual references also gets minimized because you’re looking outside throughout the entire approach and landing.”
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