A new video just posted to YouTube by the folks at FunPlacesToFly.com introduces you to the Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver and Flight Gear Backup Battery. The video shows what comes in the box, gives an overview of the ADS-B receiver, and then shows the simple installation.[Read more…]
The FAA’s deadline for equipping with ADS-B Out in aircraft flying in most controlled airspace was Jan. 1, 2020, but not all aircraft owners met that deadline. And so, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, installations have continued.
“The FAA has identified an additional 21,175 aircraft equipped since the ADS-B mandate entered into effect at the beginning of the year,” said Jens Hennig, vice president of operations for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and co-chair of the ADS-B Equip 2020 working group’s general aviation subcommittee. “ADS-B enabled transponders are now standard equipage in the U.S. and most aviation markets around the world. We have seen continued equipage occur this spring, including during the pandemic restrictions.”[Read more…]
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is taking advantage of Mexico’s delayed ADS-B Out mandate to ask the country to accept 978 MHz ADS-B data, which is broadcast by universal access transceivers (UATs), as compliant within its airspace.
“Thousands of U.S. pilots travel to and from Mexico each year flying aircraft equipped with UAT ADS-B,” said Rune Duke, AOPA senior director of government affairs for airspace and air traffic. “Many U.S. general aviation pilots chose to equip their aircraft with UAT because of its affordability and simple installation. Harmonization between the U.S. and Mexican ADS-B rules and surveillance systems promotes seamless cross-border general aviation operations.”[Read more…]
The FAA has issued a flight advisory that GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the southeastern states and the Caribbean between Jan. 16 and 24, due to offshore military exercises.
According to FAA officials, the exercises require jamming GPS signals for several hours each day.
Navigation guidance, ADS-B, and other services associated with GPS could be affected for up to 400 nautical miles at Flight Level 400, down to a radius of 180 nm at 50′ above the ground.[Read more…]
So you have ADS-B installed in time for the mandate that took effect Jan. 1, 2020, requiring ADS-B Out in certain controlled airspace. But are you sure it’s working properly?
The mandate requires aircraft owners to use equipment meeting the requirements of FAR Part 91.225 and 91.227 when flying in what the FAA is calling “rule airspace.”[Read more…]
Still haven’t equipped with ADS-B? When the mandate takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, how will you fly in the airspace that requires it?
The FAA recently released a video demonstrating its ADS-B Deviation Authorization Preflight Tool (ADAPT). The requests must be made online no less than one hour before your planned flight.
The video, which is less than five minutes long, shows you exactly where to find the form and even walks through how to fill out the form.[Read more…]
With the ADS-B Out mandate going into effect Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft owners are encouraged to test their equipment to ensure it is in compliance.
That’s because if you upgraded to ADS-B prior to 2015, it’s likely the transponders were manufactured to the DO-260/260A standard, which was an earlier requirement for flying in Australia and other parts of the world.
However, the version the FAA adopted for the flying in United States airspace is DO-260B.[Read more…]
Total number of all aircraft equipped before the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate requiring ADS-B Out in certain airspace is 111,400, according to the agency.[Read more…]
uAvionix’s tailBeacon has been accepted by the FAA for installation on rotorcraft, with no further updates or changes required.
FAA officials reported in early December 2019 that only 53% of rotorcraft will be equipped with ADS-B Out by the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline.
“There is a significant gap left to cover, and the FAA is motivated to close that gap,” said Ryan Braun, uAvionix COO.[Read more…]
What happens to pilots flying without ADS-B after the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate takes effect?
You can find out during a free webinar Dec. 10, 2019, that will be live-streamed from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association headquarters at 6 p.m. Eastern time.[Read more…]