By DAVE HUGHES, FAA
As of Jan. 1, 2020, ADS-B-Out will be required in most controlled airspace — and that includes pilots who are practicing aerobatics, performing in an airshow, or competing in an event such as this week’s SUN ’n FUN. [Read more…]
The folks at the FAA say they have a sense of humor too, but an April Fool’s joke that the agency is extending the ADS-B deadline is just that. [Read more…]
Jeppesen has introduced a new mobile version of its Jeppesen Distribution Manager (JDM) flight data update technology, as well as a new alliance with Bad Elf, a provider of aviation hardware and software solutions.
Together, Jeppesen and Bad Elf have established a wireless data transfer system for aircraft owners, using JDM Mobile and the Bad Elf Wombat portable device to update avionics data cards. [Read more…]
Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace have entered into a co-development partnership that will bring certified avionics to the burgeoning unmanned aerial system (UAS) and unmanned air-taxi marketplace.
Aspen Avionics’/Sensurion’s focus is on FAA certified autopilots, communications, navigation, and surveillance systems for small, medium, and large drones, including future cargo and passenger carrying aircraft, according to officials with both companies. [Read more…]
Have you ever had a mid-air close call in what seemed like wide-open skies? Even the most seasoned pilots have occasionally been surprised by unseen aircraft.
In a new video from the FAA posted on YouTube, several pilots talk about the advantages of having ADS-B in their airplanes, noting that having a near-miss turned them into ADS-B believers. [Read more…]
Garmin has expanded its pilot training opportunities for 2018, adding classes throughout the United States.
Instructor-led training classes are available for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500/G600 glass flight display systems, and all Garmin Integrated Flight Decks.
Supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available, and additional training for the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G3X Touch series will be added later in the year, company officials said. [Read more…]