KEYWORDS: Aviation Safety, Aviation Security, National Security, Terrorism, Homeland Security,
Flight Recorder, Remote Pilot, 9/11, Communication, Vehicle Technology, Signal Procesing, ADS-B, Safelander

SAFELANDER Would Have Prevented
This From Happening
By Remotely Piloting the Aircraft
Out of Harm's Way
SAFELANDER provides a method of safely operating aircraft remotely from the ground.

United States Patent 7,099,752


  • Leslie Jae Lenell
  • Seymour Levine


SAFELANDER provides a method of safely operating aircraft, equipped with a Flight Control Unit, Instrument Landing System, and Autopilot, remotely from the ground should the onboard pilots become disabled or deviate from the approved flight plan. The remote pilot, who can concurrently control a plurality of operational aircraft, communicates with Air Traffic Control and operates in a secure, synthetic vision, high fidelity, virtual reality cockpit simulator located in a ground-based facility. The patent saves cost and weight by providing a method for safely piloting traditionally dual piloted operational aircraft with just a single onboard pilot. The invention protects aircraft, edifices and the population from pilot error and/or terrorists. Decreases cost of air travel. Quickly, safely and effectively responds to emergencies. Increases flight safety and security.

SAFELANDER ciphers and utilizes the two-way RF ground to aircraft and aircraft to ground telecommunication links and critical aircraft flight control data of U.S. Pat. No. 5,974,349, "Remote, Aircraft, Global Paperless Maintenance System".