ADS-B and the Fisk Arrival

Ever wonder what the Fisk Arrival looks like to someone watching a radar scope? Here is an image from Gary Baker, member of the EAA Homebuilt Council) taken from his ADS-B display on Sunday. From the ground, the arrivals were steady, but organized, and nowhere near as frenetic as "Arrival Sunday" at last year's AirVenture.

It's a busy world out there, and even with the best technology, the Mark 1 Eyeball and a good scan is your best way to stay safe.

Image credit: Gary Baker

Paul Dye

Paul Dye, Kitplanes® Editor in Chief, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the space shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen, and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra they completed. Currently, they are building a Xenos motorglider. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 5000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, EAA Tech Counselor, and Flight Advisor, as well as a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.

One Reply to “ADS-B and the Fisk Arrival”

  1. Don't see how a display like this can be helpful to anyone for purposes of safe separation. Prefer looking out the window - see and avoid.

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