Flight planning app creator ForeFlight has introduced Scout, a portable, dual-band ADS-B receiver that delivers inflight weather and traffic information to the ForeFlight Mobile app. It sells for $199 (USD).
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minnesota – Wipaire is doubling the FAA’s $500 ADS-B rebate for GA aircraft owners.
Wipaire’s additional $500 rebate, which can be paired with the FAA program for a total of $1,000, is available to U.S.-registered single-engine piston fixed-wing manned airplanes registered before Jan. 1, 2016. [Read more…]
FAA officials are noting the $500 ADS-B rebate ends soon. Aircraft owners have until Sept. 18, 2017, to make a reservation to qualify for the rebate.
“But it goes away Sept. 19, as the FAA has no plans to extend the program now,” an FAA official said, noting “there is plenty of room for more sign ups at the moment.”
With the FAA mandate for ADS-B Out fast approaching — required Jan. 1, 2020, in most airspace where a transponder is required today — aircraft owners need to understand the options.
That’s why the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has on its website an ADS-B selection tool, which will help aircraft owners determine the best solutions for your aircraft and where you fly.
By Clifton Stroud, FAA NextGen Outreach and Reporting
Adrian Eichhorn is passionate about aviation. When he isn’t flying as a first officer with JetBlue based out of Boston, he’s flying his 1962 P35 Beechcraft V-Tail Bonanza based at Manassas Regional Airport, close to his home in Northern Virginia.
Eichhorn bought the Bonanza in 1988 and has completely rebuilt it over the years, doing most of the work himself. The effort included a completely rebuilt engine, a specially modified large cargo door, and a custom-designed avionics panel with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.
He is a huge believer in the numerous safety benefits of ADS-B Out and In. [Read more…]
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…]