ADS-B already benefiting pilots

Over the past year, this series has covered just about all there is to know about the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

We have received a fair amount of mail, with many in the general aviation community seeking information on ADS-B hardware. The question that comes up most often is the current state of ADS-B installations throughout the U.S.

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FreeFlight Systems debuts ADS-B traffic and weather receiver

FreeFlight Systems has introduced the RANGR-RX dual-band ADS-B receiver for simultaneous reception of 1090 and 978 MHz ADS-B traffic data and 978 MHz ADS-B In Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather data.

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Are you ready to take a SWIM?

Over time I am sure that every pilot has appreciated the vast improvements in our communication abilities within the general aviation sector. Almost all of it is due to technological advancements [Read more...]

SkyVision Xtreme launches second generation portable ADS-B system

SkyVision Xtreme has released its Generation 2 (G2) Portable, a fully transportable ADS-B transceiver system for use with iOS, Android, and Windows devices with Wi-Fi capability.

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FreeFlight Systems upgradable XPLORER ADS-B receiver now available

WACO, Texas — Now available from FreeFlight Systems is its XPLORER receiver, a datalink weather receiver with upgradability to full ADS-­B In weather and traffic data capabilities when installed with a certified ADS-­B Out transmitter.

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NavWorx ADS-B now on a variety of aircraft

ROWLETT, Texas – NavWorx reports the successful installations of its Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) delivering the benefits of NextGen air transportation technology to general aviation aircraft. The company’s flagship product, the ADS600-B, is a single device that transmits and receives flight data and information services into the cockpit. The ADS600-B is designed to meet the FAA’s 2020 mandatory compliance requirements for ADS-B equipage.

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Dynon ships ADS-B in receiver

Dynon Avionics is now shipping the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide access to weather and traffic information along with the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides, company officials said.

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Company demonstrates NextGen tracking of manned and unmanned aircraft

Worried about the proliferation of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace system? You’re not alone. Officials at Sagetech recently posted a video of a demonstration of the use of an off-the-shelf “NextGen” Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system, along with an iPad, which can help pilots track unmanned and manned aircraft around them.

In the demonstration, the unmanned aircraft (Arcturus UAV) is carrying a Sagetech Mode S ADS-B Out Transponder. The manned aircraft (Cirrus) is carrying a Sagetech Mode S ADS-B Out Transponder with integrated GPS Receiver and a Sagetech Clarity ADS-B Receiver, which receives the signals from the unmanned and manned aircraft and connects to the iPad via WiFi link and plots both aircraft on the map.

Updates for iFly GPS released

Adventure Pilot has released its Version 7.5 Software Update for its iFly GPS. Enhancements include Portrait Mode, Interactive Instrument Mode, WAC Charts and more.

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ADS-B: Twice as nice

This is the 12th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.

Are two systems better than one? For Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, the cornerstone of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the answer is yes and no.

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