New York, NY, July 17, 2012 -- UAV Navigation, a leading vendor of flight control avionics and motion processing solutions, today announced its sponsorship of a plane in Reno’s National Championship Air Races and Air Show in September 2012.
Guillermo Parodi, UAV Navigation’s CEO and co-founder, will fly the aircraft as a pilot. His plane nº36, dubbed “N-A-RUSH”, is a Cassutt Special III, a single-seat racing jet designed in the United States in 1951 by ex-TWA captain Tom Cassutt.
Guillermo commented, “I appreciate the first-hand experience of flight-testing the company’s avionics equipment myself. It is a direct way of understanding the needs of the ultimate consumer and a fertile ground for breeding new ideas.”
UAV Navigation has extensive experience in motor sports events. It has supplied the telemetry used in the Red Bull air shows and the camera stabilization for Moto GP. These extreme environments provide a highly visible and challenging training ground for the company’s equipment. Prototypes and ideas can be tested in a real and demanding environment and later translated into final products in general aviation, unmanned systems and UAV Navigation’s core markets.
ABOUT RENO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES
The Reno National Championship Air Races is the last pylon-racing event in the world. With seven classes of aircraft racing around the unique course, anywhere from 50 to 500 feet above the ground flying wing-tip to wing-tip at speeds exceeding 500 miles per hour, it is truly an event not to be missed. The plane that UAV sponsors participates in the Formula One Class. Formula One aircraft are all powered by a Continental O-200 engine. The fastest Formula One aircraft reach almost 250 mph on the 3.12-mile race course in Reno. Many Formula One aircraft are built by the pilots that race them and are a relatively inexpensive way to enjoy the excitement and satisfaction of air racing.
ABOUT UAV NAVIGATION
Founded in 2004, UAV Navigation is an ISO9001-certified privately owned company that specializes in the design of flight control systems and motion processors and has offices in Spain, US and Israel. Its high performance navigation and autopilot solutions are used by many Tier1 aerospace companies in a wide range of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) such as high-performance tactical unmanned planes, targets, mini UAVs, helicopters and quadcopters aerial vehicles. The cornerstone of the company’s success is its technology for navigation, motion processing algorithms and deep integration. A multinational team of experts with backgrounds as diverse as aerospace or microelectronics contributes in bringing motion processing technology to new markets with its skills and experience.