ICARUS Smart VLD: Digital IMC

This first-ten clip-on electronic hood is realistic enough to get a feel for real-world instrument conditions. App interfaces can add to its utility.

In the flight training world, view-limiting devices (VLDs or hoods) haven’t changed much, and arguably most get the job done if you resist the temptation to sneak an occasional peak to the outside.  But Nick Sinopoli, a tech-savvy military helicopter pilot who lost a friend in an IMC wreck, believes the simple instrument hood can […]
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Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column. When he’s not writing, Larry is working on a collection of guitar compositions for the upcoming Flying n’ Jazz production.