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    FLARM (FLight alARM) was invented in 2004 by three Swiss glider pilots/engineers, following many fatal mid-air collisions between gliders. Despite the VFR-principle of "see and avoid", in many situations it's virtually impossible to see the other aircraft. At that time, mid-air collisions represented the most common cause of fatal accidents in gliding. Most accidents also happened in good visibility and during daylight.

    Urs Rothacher, Andrea Schlapbach, and Urban Mader set off to design a system that would alert the pilots of an imminent collision and tell them where the intruder is, so they could take immediate action.

    Everybody that had FLARM of course wanted all their pilot friends to also have FLARM. That way, they could virtually eliminate the risk of a mid-air collision. Consequently, FLARM was heavily promoted by all glider pilots. FLARM is a proprietary name for the electronic device.


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    ADS-B Traffic Sensor for AS350 and EC130, 22-Feb-19 : #Traffic German company SPAES installed a collision warning system for better air traffic control in helicopters AS350 and EC130