|997 in Arlington, Washington.|
For most of us, an investment will need to be made to install ADS-B avionics. ADS-B is short for a mouthful, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. The legislation only requires the installation of the out (broadcast) feature so that air traffic controllers can monitor your location and provide collision avoidance data to other aircraft.
|Our Garmin 430W GPS moving map display.|
You can purchase lower cost portable receive-only devices (many are apps that run om an iPad with a built-in GPS), but we wanted an FAA approved system that would comply with the 2020 broadcast regs and give us the in-cockpit displays.
|Traffic display on iPad.|
|Synthetic Vision on iPad.|
|Split screen with moving map and traffic display.|
We're still setting up and learning all of the features of our new ADS-B avionics. It really is a two pilot operation. One keeps their eyes outside visually looking for traffic and flying the plane. The other plans the route, navigates, watches traffic flow on the iPad, and communicates with ATC. Can you guess who is who?
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