It would seem to be a big job to adjust them due to variable ADS-B
traffic reception by altitude, obstacles, and controller needs.
Aero Club Luncheon, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told attendees, "The FAA has set a January 1, 2020, deadline to equip for ADS-B
Out in controlled airspace.
I was the first pilot in the world to fly with a certified ADS-B
system in January 2001 and, at FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] behest, I began to promote it all over the world.
As the FAA sees it, the pot sweetener in ADS-B
is the "B" itself, which stands for broadcast.
You or a pilot you know may already be flying with ADS-B
In, perhaps using a portable receiver, but that's a relatively easy and inexpensive option, at least as far as aviation is concerned.
The whole ADS-B
, FIS-B, TIS-B) is a Surveillance and Broadcast Services System (SBSS).
For this review, we wrung out three ADS-B
portables, the iLevil from Levil Technology at $1195; the Stratus II from Sporty's/Appareo at $899 and, from newcomer Sagetech, the Clarity SV for $1400.
Yes, transponders still will be necessary if owners opt to install only ADS-B
OUT equipment meeting the 978 MHz UAT standard.
Out (as in going out of your airplane) tells other airplanes and ATC your position, groundspeed, altitude and heading.
According to the DOTIG, the FAA "has not sufficiently tested the entire ADS-B
system" and what testing has been performed is incomplete because the FAA "has not fully resolved problems identified" in the ADS-B
operational testing it has completed.
225 includes two ways to avoid having to have ADS-B
OUT installed in the above airspace: Request an ATC-authorized deviation at least an hour before it's needed, as detailed in FAR 91.
wonderbox broadcasts this information on a dedicated data-link transceiver (called a UAT, or Universal Access Transceiver) to the other wonderboxes and to ATC.