Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

Smart Foggles: Enter ICARUS Devices

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Today's Guest is Founder and CEO of ICARUS Devices Nick Sinopoli (https://www.icarusdevices.com/). We discuss with Nick what the ICARUS view limiting device is and how he developed the idea and working prototype. 

Listeners can get a 10% discount of ICARUS devices through April 21st using discount code NAFI.

The ICARUS Device uses Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film to electronically alter the pilots visibility, bringing the power of a simulator into your aircraft. The app allows the instructor to surprise their students with degraded visual conditions. Instructors can control the transition rate and track simulated IMC time. The ICARUS Device will be to able integrate hypothetical weather scenarios into your tablet’s flight program. Once airborne, the visor will mimic whatever scenario you made up on the ground, all in real time.

Austin native Nick Sinopoli is the Founder, Inventor and Managing Partner of the Icarus Device, which he patented in 2016. After a friend perished in an aviation accident, Nick was determined to make a revolutionary invention that would teach pilots to survive flight into low visibility. His creation is the most advanced flight training tool ever imagined. A dual rated aviator, Nick has had a lifelong love of aviation. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Nick has logged time in Cessna, Piper and Cirrus aircraft, as well as gliders, Bell 206, EC145, T-6B and UH-60A/L/M variants. In his free time he enjoys flying, running, restoring old cars and spending time with his four nephews.

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