The Count Down To The ADSB Dealine:
ADS-B stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast. ADS-B basically describes how Air Traffic Control (ATC) will track and manage aircraft in a more automated system using GPS technology. ADS-B works by using satellites, aircraft GPS technology and ground stations. ADS-B locates aircraft precisely and automatically transmits the data to ATC and other aircraft with ADS-B “In” equipment.
If you need a transponder to fly your aircraft then you need ADS-B Out
If you want to fly in most controlled airspace, you will need to comply with the ADS-B mandate by January 1, 2020. Simply – if you currently fly in airspace where a Mode C transponder is required, you will need ADS-B equipment onboard.
Aircraft operating at or above FL180, must be equipped with a Mode S transponder based ADS-B transmitter; however if the aircraft is operating below 18,000 feet, you must be equipped with either a Mode S transponder with Extended Squitter (ES) or Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) equipment.
How to get compliant
By installing approved ADS-B equipment, which usually consists of a Universal Access Transceiver (UAT), WAAS GPS, compatible transponder or some combination of these.
There are many different options and the team at AMKA will glady talk you through the available options.