Ray Winslow of Laughlin, Nevada, notes: “If you are a hobby pilot like me and live outside very congested airspace, do not do anything about ADS-B until this all settles out. This is especially true if your plane is like mine and only losing value every day because flying is becoming a rich man’s game.I have an IFR airplane with an old KLN90B that will not upgrade to WAAS, 24v KN165s with dual ILS, DME, and an ADF rapidly becoming useless. Yes I have flown my little Swift in a lot of serious IFR fog.
The problem for me is I am retired after long career in aviation and cannot afford this huge expense to upgrade now. (27,000 hours, crop duster, Naval Aviator combat fighter pilot, Continental Airlines 747 and 777 captain, then at 60 on to GLF 2 , 3 and IV.)
This equipment will get less expensive with patience.”