By JOHN CROFT, FAA
LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Intuition says that ADS-B In can help reduce the risk of a collision, but can an economic case be made to equip?
Andrew Walton, director of safety for Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics, came up with a cost-benefit analysis that proved it can, and he used it to convince his employer to support the purchase of ADS-B In for a fleet of 25 aircraft.
The extra cost was significant — $5,000 over the purchase and installation costs of the ADS-B Out system for each of the school’s Cessna 172s and twin-engine Piper Seminoles. [Read more…]