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November 2015

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ADS-B In: Take Advantage

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The 2020 mandate for ADS-B isn’t going away. It’s time to get serious about a solution. Multiple avionics manufacturers have ADS-B solutions looking for a home in your aircraft. Avionics shops are seeing a spike in demand and a majority are reporting backlogs, some as long as twelve months. Prices for ADS-B systems are decreasing while installation costs are increasing. With a myriad of options available, what should be considered in order to obtain all the benefits of having ADS-B-In? Consider your aircraft and where you fly. An ADS-B-In solution for a relatively new Daher Socata TBM 850 is going to be very different from an ADS-B-In system for the Piper SuperCub you learned to fly on. For the first time, ADS-B-In will allow pilots to have the same traffic and weather picture that air traffic controllers see. Having a display is a precursor to making use of the great information that ADS-B-In provides. Cockpit displays come in many varieties; GPS navigators, EFIS screens, HUDs and now more and more ever, the humble iPad. When selecting an ADS-B-In system determining how that information is displayed in your cockpit is essential. 1090 or 978? 1090 MHz is the frequency a standard…

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