ADS-BAutomatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The ADS-B wonderbox broadcasts this information on a dedicated data-link transceiver (called a UAT, or Universal Access Transceiver) to the other wonderboxes and to ATC.