I've been flying Seareys since late 2017 and have amassed about 160 hours to date.
In early March I flew a Searey over to your shop to have a Flare Assist device installed for the new owner. I departed your airport for Zephyrhills, with a stop in Winter Haven for lunch and to refuel.
The approach to land at Winter Haven was my first opportunity
to execute a landing with Flare Assist and I think it worked 'as advertised.'
Just recently I completed a 15-hour cross-country in the same plane, departing Zephyrhills (KZPH) to Grosse Ile, Michigan (KONZ) for delivery to the new owner. I used Flare Assist during each of the legs and I think as I used it, my touchdowns became more consistent. I think that is because, in part, your EYES provide a pretty
good reference to your height above the runway . . . but the audio feedback on altitude, COMBINED with the visual reference, allows you to 'fine tune' your runway contact and flare.
I would recommend Flare Assist to any Searey owner!
Mar 22, 2021
As a first time SeaRey owner and builder, I made the decision to incorporate the Flare Assist radar into my Experimental build to give me enhanced situational awareness for both land and sea operations. A simple audio call out over the planes intercom provides a very reliable radar input that is desired for glassy water landings and have found it to be extremely helpful in mastering two wheel landings in the SeaRey as well. I would highly recommend this product for any Experimental builder out there.
Mar 21, 2021
FlareAssist Radar on my Seawind
I purchased a FlareAssist Radar in April of 2020. I am building a second Seawind now and your radar altimeter will likely go into this build as well.
H. Matthew Johnson,
Mar 8, 2021
Installed on our Searey
I installed the FlaresAssist but did not get a chance to hardwire it in; I just plugged into the auxiliary port for power.
I’m very impressed with how it works; definitely makes it easier to land on the river!
Recent changes to the FlareAssist Radar (tm) website:
There are now (2) versions of the FlareAssist Radar. A version with 30' Audio Calls, and a version with 100' Audio Calls.
I've added an editable text box on the checkout page for customers too add the brand / model of aircraft they intend to install the FlareAssist Radar (tm) onto.
As the popularity of the FlareAssist Radar grows, we are getting inquiries if the unit may be installed on a 28 volt electrical system. I have added a drop down box to select 14 volt or 28 volt systems.
I've added a drop down box to select the cable length needed from the FlareAssist Radar (tm) unit to the cockpit. Prior to ordering determine where the unit will be mounted, and measure the cable length needed. Currently I have cable lengths up to 25' on the website. If a longer length is needed, please contact us.