RP Flight Systems President and CEO Gene Robinson is on the ground in Tanzania Africa to provide unmanned aerial vehicle support and remote communications for The Foundation for Tomorrow’s RIDEtz event. The RIDEtz event will pit a handful of extreme cyclists against a 400-mile trek across Tanzania.

RPFS efforts are being supported by the San Diego State University VizCenter and its UAV Project with communications equipment provided by Inmarsat and service provided by Hughes San Diego office.

Gene Robinson with one of the village children along the route. Before leaving for Tanzania Gene printed out around a 150 small paper planes to handout to village children. The planes have the logos of both RP FlightSystems and the SDSU VizLab.

Ongoing field reports, imagery and discussions about the technology in use to support this event will be posted in the Field notesImagery and Technology deployed sections of this site.

Visit the RIDEtz Tanzania website. »