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Flight Training

Rugged Video offers a complete recording system for flight training.  Flight training systems can be provided as components or complete systems with: recorder(s), cameras, mounts, and cabling.  Having video to refer to when debriefing or for the student to watch/review before their next lesson can help with knowledge retention and help produce a skilled pilot efficiently.


Commander DVR

Commander DVR


Commander DVR shown with HD29 Camera and 4 usb keys

Multiple cameras, audio, and integrated GPS functions capture multiple data points.  Ideal for pilot training or any intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) application.  Systems offer a simple to follow workflow, from capturing data to analysis.

Record to multiple USB Keys in real time

Have a copy for the student, copy for the instructor, copy for the school, and even a copy for the owner of the aircraft if applicable.  No need to copy files over later.  It is an efficient way to have all of the copies you need right when you land.

Tagging Points during training

Key points during the training session can be tagged using the waypoint trigger.  Waypoints are stored in the GPX data file for easy identification during the post process analysis.

Audio IntegrationGPS

Integration into the audio panel will record all radio and intra cockpit communication.  Adapter cables can be provided for plug-and-play installation or hardwired directly into the audio panel.  Ambient audio and additional audio sources may be added to the video.


Overlay user entered text and GPS data directly on the video.  Important data points such as; coordinates, altitude, speed, and heading can be viewed during playback for better analysis during debriefing.  Flight path data is also recorded to the SD card or USB flash drive as a KML or GPX file for analysis in third party software solutions like Google Earth.  Video and 3D flight information can be reviewed in synchronous with the optional LineVision software by Remote Geo Systems.

Black Box Recorder

When the system is set to black box mode, recording starts upon power up and stops recording when power is removed from the system.  The built-in backup battery also acts as a fault tolerant device when manually recording, preventing file corruption in the event of an accidental power loss while recording.



By using the Rugged Video Multiplexer, you can capture multiple angles of the training session all at once on one file.  A common training set up would be using two cameras; one outside view and one either pointing at the student or over the student’s shoulder to see the inputs that they are doing during the flight.  The ability to capture multiple angles can assist with the instruction post flight.

Other Camera Options

In addition to connecting to most FLIR and Gimbal cameras, Rugged Video offers a line of small, rugged HD cameras to add another view to the system.  The addition of a cockpit camera can add to the functionality as a training or monitoring tool.  Adapter cables for nearly any input type can be provided for ease of installation.


Systems can be configured to start recording upon power up or via command of the record switch.  Video and GPS data are stored to USB or SD media.  Once on the ground, media can be removed as soon as the recording has stopped without having to power down the system.


Video and GPS data are stored in standard formats for playback on any PC or MAC.  With the addition of LineVision Geospatial software, 3D flight path information can be viewed in synchronous with multiple channels of video.

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