The FAA wants you to know these 10 things about ADS-B: [Read more…]
By CLIFTON STROUD, FAA
Tens of thousands of general aviation pilots are already enjoying added safety benefits, enhanced situational awareness and more peace of mind from Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) long before the 2020 deadline to equip.
To encourage more aircraft owners to equip soon and avoid long waits for installation at repair shops as the deadline nears, the FAA is offering — for a limited time — a $500 rebate for completed ADS-B installations in fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft. [Read more…]
By DAVE HUGHES, FAA
Some general aviation aircraft owners may not recognize the consequences of waiting to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out until they discover in 2020 that they cannot easily fly out of their home airport.
Many GA airports are located in or near airspace that requires ADS-B equipage. Without ADS-B Out onboard, pilots will need to seek exceptions from air traffic controllers to depart from their home airport, which might not be granted or could lead to delays. [Read more…]
MELBOURNE, Florida — Avidyne Corporation has teamed with Master Instructor Gary Reeves and PilotSafety.org to host a two-day hands-on Mastery Training Course on Avidyne’s IFD440/540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems.
The training, limited to 20 pilots, will be held at the Hilton Rialto Place hotel in Melbourne, Florida, on March 31 and April 1, 2017. [Read more…]
Combining the Becker Avionics BXT6513 Mode S transponder with FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor and RANGR-RX ADS-B Receiver, these remote-mounted solutions provide turboprop and turbojet aircraft a way to equip with ADS-B In and Out for the January 2020 mandate, according to officials with both companies. [Read more…]