Basic Air Data media is constituted by free contributions. The devices described are pretty common, most difficult task is to provide Open and free material that is compatible with the DIY approach. Regarding the Open aspect, all the designs are currently provided with all the files needed to build the devices. Currently, we have some resource that is not available in an appropriate free/neutral format. Ideally, that files should be available in an editable format, a format editable with a free application. Regarding 3D modeling, we have PDF constructions plans (for example) that should be ported to an appropriate 3D format, for example using the free software Freecad.  
You find aspects to be developed in our GitHub repo issues section.

Here are some general contributor profiles.

Many positions will allow you to you wear a number of hats. For example switching between tech tasks and planning tasks.
Content Writer


Everything about text.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Proof reading
  • XML
  • LaTex

Contribution examples:

  • Social posting
  • Web site articles
  • Instrument documentation
  • Report text related issues
Coder or System integrator


Everything about microcontrollers, Linux Boxes and Embedded systems.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • C Code, C++ Code
  • Arduino, Teensy, Raspberry, Intel SBC
  • Single Board Computer

web designer

Everything about graphics and video making.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • Gimp
  • InkScape
  • LightWorks
  • Interface optimization

Contribution examples:

  • Web site articles
  • Promotional media
  • Article support Video
  • Mobile Application
Instrument Developer or Tester


Check out our ADC project.

Everything about BasicAirData Instrument development and testing.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • Scilab, Matlab
  • 3D Modelling
  • CFD, Elmer, Numerical Simulation
  • Air Data processing
  • Air Data instruments design
  • Data reduction
  • Data validation

Contribution examples;

  • Detail Engineering of Basic Air Data instruments. Like, but non only Pitot, Altimeters, AOA and AOS probes
  • Engineering of calibration and test equipment
  • Air Data Computer
  • Test of probes
  • Results report
Mobile Developer

Home Gallery - GPSLogger 02

Everything about BasicAirData applications for mobile devices.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • Java
  • Android Studio
  • IOS
  • Microsoft Mobile

Contribution examples:

  • Code Mobile Applications
  • Application basic documentation
Social Person


Everything about BasicAirData social.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • Social management
  • Posting, FB, G+, Twitter, others
  • Forum

Contribution examples:

  • Posting and follow up on social media
  • Social strategy and planning
  • Represent Basic Air Data project
  • Establish communication with other Open groups
  • Contact
  • Promote
  • Support


Chek out our translation project on Crowdin.

Everything about translating.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • English native
  • Non-English native
  • Proofreading
  • XML
  • App translation

Contribution examples:

  • Social posts translation
  • Article translation
  • Promotional material
  • Application translation
Web Developer or Administrator

Web development

Everything about BasicAirData web infrastructure.
Example of skills you have or you want to master:

  • WordPress
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • JAVA
  • XML
  • JSP
  • HTML
  • mySQL

Contribution examples:

  • Provide a reliable website
  • Backups
  • Disaster recovery
  • Maintain web interface
  • Maintain blog interface
  • Maintain file base
  • Update articles
  • Support new releases of Basic Air Data Drawings, Models, Hardware and Software

General Information on Contribution

All the contributors’ contents are published under Creative Common Attribution terms. By default, the contributor’s name is public, but if preferred the author’s name can remain private. If your preferred contribution category is not listed feel free to contact us on the topic.

BasicAirData is supported by free contributions. There are no limitations on the number and the type of contributions each person can make. Every contribution and suggestion is welcome and will help develop a new generation of Open Basic Air Data instruments.

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