Hi meshers. I just released my app that’s built on goTenna Mesh. It’s called GliderLink. The app does location sharing for sailplane/glider pilots. I doubt there are many sailplane pilots on this forum, but in case you’re curious, it’s on Google Play.
Sailplanes have a special need for location sharing because they rely on natural air currents to lift them up, and finding these air currents can be challenging. Sailplane pilots often share information about where the lift is over the radio, but this can be frustrating and confusing. It can take a lot of words to explain where you are to someone who is too far away to see you. With GliderLink, all it takes is a glance at a screen.
When sailplanes are flying up high, we usually don’t get cellular reception, so an app like this can’t rely on an Internet connection to work. goTenna Mesh solves this problem by providing a peer-to-peer datalink in the sky - something that has never been available to civilian pilots until now!
This app is what I was testing when I set the current single hop distance record for goTenna Mesh: New range record 47.4 miles!. We may see a new record soon as more pilots start using it.