Heads Up Displays
(HUD) were originally designed for military aircraft during WWII in the 1940s. Later, the technology was adapted to commercial airliners as it was proven to reduce pilot fatigue and errors. In the 1980s HUD was adapted to automobiles and now finds itself as a common option on new cars.
The purpose for implementing HUD is to
keep your eyes focused out the cockpit windshield
, yet maintain critical flight data in view without looking away. There is little question that this has become a wonderful tool for safer piloting in aviation.
Is it appropriate for Experimental aircraft? Are there units available for purchase today?
Can you build one of these systems
for your homebuilt? These and other questions are addressed in our latest TIP video. Watch and learn!