Applied Navigation performed an entire flight from takeoff to landing with no GPS. The flight was performed with the Anaconda test-bed using Vigilant Spirit and Quattro Engineering Tool to display information to the user. The airplane was flown in easy steering mode using a game controller to provide guidance during hover, outbound transition, wing-borne flight, inbound transition, and landing. The operator used live video from the aircraft to navigate during the flight.

This is considered to be the first step used as a building block for more advanced GPS-denied technologies.

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