Lockheed Martin Flight Service (LMFS) Integration
SPOT has partnered with Lockheed Martin Flight Service to provide automated position monitoring for VFR flights.
Using a SPOT GEN3® or SPOT Trace®, you can now register your flight plan details (VFRs) with Lockheed Martin's Flight Services and use your SPOT My Account to activate the GPS position (tracking) reports to LMFS. The LMFS system keeps track of the aircraft and if the aircraft stops moving or stops sending position reports, an alarm is triggered immediately at LMFS. The aircraft's most recent GPS coordinates are forwarded to Search and Rescue (SAR) authorities, narrowing the search radius, providing faster SAR response.
The SPOT GEN3 also has an S.O.S button that can send an immediate distress message along with GPS position to GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center, immediately initiating Search and Rescue operations.
The tracking is used in conjunction with:
For more detailed information regarding LMFS, please visit LMFS.
How it Works
SPOT GEN3 and SPOT TRACE tracks the aircraft's movement in near-real time via Google Maps™ and LMFS. Because SPOT uses 100% satellite technology, it can communicate from some of the most remote locations around the world, when beyond traditional cellular coverage.
|GPS Forwarding Instructions
To enable GPS forwarding to LMFS you will need to complete following:
LMFS Support Contact
For Website support, contact the Lockheed Martin Service Desk:
To receive flight plan and weather briefing services from a Specialist, call LMFS: 800-WX-Brief (800-992-7433)