Laser Lightplane HUD to Debut at Oshkosh

Technology uses see-through display to present flight data.

G-HULP Hud
G-HULP Hud
G-HULP Hud

Milan, Italy-based PAT Avionics plans to unveil a head-up display for experimental aircraft that clips to the glareshield in the pilot’s forward field of vision, providing flight-related information on an innovative see-through screen.

The company says its new G-HULP HUD is the first product of its kind, allowing pilots to monitor airspeed, altitude and course data – but not path – projected on a transparent glass display in front of their eyes.

“No longer do pilots have to take their eyes off the sky to check out their critical flight information,” said Marco Mille, chief technology officer for PAT Avionics. “Our solution should make flying much easier to learn and safer for recreational pilots.”

The G-HULP HUD laser projector system is designed for experimental aircraft, light sport aircraft and gliders. It comes in two versions: G-HULP Stand Alone and G-HULP for Dynon SkyView. The product will make its North American debut at EAA’s AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, next week at Booth No. 4128 in Exhibit Building D.

We’ll check it out at the show and let you know if its a game changer or just a gimmick.