FreeFlight Systems launches ADS-B University

WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems has launched its online ADS-B University, a series of seven video briefings that give pilots, aircraft owners, fleet operators, aviation professionals and others interested in the future of air travel a practical understanding of how ADS-B works and the equipment needed to operate in the NextGen airspace system.

Each video chapter in the free series combines text, graphics and a voice-over from FreeFlight Systems ADS-B expert and pilot Pete Ring. The short videos discuss ADS-B technologies, requirements, applications and benefits in five minutes or less. The entire series can be viewed in less than 30 minutes, according to company officials.

The series kicks off with Chapter 1, “The Basics of ADS-B,” which covers the background, operation and benefits of the ADS-B network.

Chapter 2, “The Ins and Outs of ADS-B,” explains the 978 MHz and 1090MHz ADS-B Out frequencies and the benefits of ADS-B In weather and traffic services.

Chapter 3, “How Traffic Works with ADS-B,” tells how pilots can receive and view traffic information in flight no matter which technology they use.

Chapter 4, “ How Weather Works with ADS-B,” takes a deeper look at how the subscription-free weather system delivers in-cockpit aviation weather data.

Chapter 5, “How ADS-B Ground Stations Work,” details available services and service ranges.

Chapter 6, “ADS-B In The Rest of The World,” explains the extent, status and requirements of ADS-B deployments around the world.

Chapter 7, “ADS-B Solutions,” describes ADS-B solutions available from FreeFlight Systems for a variety of aircraft types, flying needs and compatibility with existing avionics.

ADS-B University can be accessed here

“The ADS-B University video series gives pilots the practical essentials of ADS-B in a highly efficient series of videos that can be accessed or reviewed at their convenience,” said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. “It presents the finer points of ADS-B in an approachable, friendly, pilot-to-pilot way to help you make informed avionics decisions ahead of the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline.”

Founded in 2001, FreeFlight Systems pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system. FreeFlight Systems produces a range of American-made systems for installation in all aircraft types.

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