In mid-November, VTI started a data collection campaign ('code named' Blue Horizons) with Western Michigan Aviation Academy (WMAA) and the support of the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship (FLITE).
Nearly one month on from the start of the project, we are excited to share sample imagery from the automated data collection platform housed inside a SkyIMD sensor pod. The small sampling of images below demonstrate the rich variety of data that we've collected from a single aircraft out of a single airport with our system. The dynamic weather of Western Michigan certainly helped boost the variety of conditions observed - its truly “Pure Michigan” ;)
We look forward to sharing further results from the collection campaign as well as the performance of VTI's FlightStack software on this dataset in the months to come!