Right now, a brand new Embraer Phenom 100 light business jet flown by a pilot name Ben Marcus is somewhere over the Carribean on its way to the US on a ferry flight.
Thanks to Blue Sky Network, we know exactly where Marcus is however, and if by chance a search and rescue operation is required, they'll know exactly where to start.
Marcus is carrying Blue Sky's new $1,595 battery-powered, small, lightweight portable D410A flight tracking and two-way messaging transciever.
Whereas in the past, Marcus' position would be known only vaguely through reporting checkpoints, today, thanks to connections with the Iridium satellite network, light aircraft and helicopters can be pinpointed with as much accuracy as the owner is willing to pay for.
Along with a monthly service fee, customers pay for position reports, which include latitude, longitude, date and time and other information through Blue Sky's web portal. The more often you want the reports, the more it costs.
The company is targeting customers South America, Mexico and the Middle East, places where traditional tracking networks are not available for the low and slow.
You can track Marcus' flight in real-time on Blue Sky's website.