Returning from our Great Eclipse trip in western Oregon to our home base near Reno, Nevada, we ran across this steady stream of space invaders on the ADS-B (Sorry for the glare - it was a snapshot of the iPad screen). Zooming out a bit, it became obvious that we were seeing the exodus of airplanes from the east side of the Cascade range, and most of the planes seemed to be headed back down into California - the Bay Area and beyond. It appears the Madras, Redmond, and the surrounding airports were, indeed, fully packed. Continue reading "Traffic Jam"
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. Continue reading "ADS-B and the Fisk Arrival"
Dual-band ADS-B reception and connectivity via Bluetooth for multiple EFB apps on iPad, Android, and Windows tablets
The XGPS170D builds on the success of Dual's popular XGPS170 product by adding 1090 MHz ES signal reception for increased traffic, and flights above 18,000 feet or outside the U.S. As with its predecessor, the XGPS170D includes 978 MHz reception for weather broadcasts (FIS-B) and traffic (TIS-B), plus highly accurate GPS navigation. The unit is fully compatible with several popular EFB Apps on iPad®, Android, and Windows® devices, and connects with up to 2 devices simultaneously via Bluetooth®. Continue reading "Dual Electronics to Debut XGPS170D Dual-Band ADS-B Receiver at AirVenture"
ForeFlight announced the availability of Scout, a portable, dual-band ADS-B receiver that delivers inflight weather and traffic information to the ForeFlight Mobile app in the smallest, most elegant form-factor on the market. Retailing at $199 USD, Scout is the industry's most affordable off-the-shelf ADS-B In solution. Continue reading "ForeFlight Introduces New Dual-Band ADS-B Receiver"
Garmin announced the GDL 82 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, the latest addition to the most comprehensive line-up of certified ADS-B solutions available from Garmin. The GDL 82 is a small, lightweight Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) with built-in GPS that uniquely integrates with the aircraft's existing transponder and transponder antenna. This new, patent-pending installation design allows for a streamlined installation. For aircraft owners looking for a turnkey solution to satisfy the requirements of ADS-B Out in the most economical manner, the GDL 82 is a straightforward path to meet regulatory requirements. Continue reading "Garmin introduces cost-effective solution to ADS-B Out for general aviation"