Speaker Session - Dave Nadler

Convention Center Room 202C Thursday, February 18, 2022 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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Dave Nadler

TOPIC: “Anti-Collision Technology for Glider Pilots:Now and the Future”

Known to many in soaring for his technical expertise, as well as his ability as a competition pilot, Dave Nadler has accumulated more than 4,000 hours in gliders, including more than 1,500 hours in motor-gliders. Dave started soaring in 1974 with the MIT Soaring Association and began competition in 1978. Finding available instrumentation unhelpful, Dave developed his own avionics package, and his flight computer designs subsequently introduced many firsts that we now take for granted. Dave’s ILEC SN10s are flown by thousands of pilots in more than 20 countries.

To bring the FLARM traffic awareness and anti-collision system to United States soaring, Dave took a year off from professional pursuits and joined the FLARM team for 2010. Dave contributed heavily to FLARM version 5 and the new PowerFLARM product now flying in ~1000 US sailplanes.

Dave is a popular contributor to SOARING magazine, blogger, and lecturer. He and his wife Renee live in Boston.