Scout ADS-B

A pocket sized, dual-band ADS-B receiver has just been released by ForeFlight called "Scout."  This may be one of the smallest off-the-shelf solutions available for inflight weather and traffic for use exclusively with ForeFlight's mobile mapping software.

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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. Continue reading "ADS-B and the Fisk Arrival"

Dual Electronics to Debut XGPS170D Dual-Band ADS-B Receiver at AirVenture

Dual-band ADS-B reception and connectivity via Bluetooth for multiple EFB apps on iPad, Android, and Windows tablets

Dual Electronics XGPS170D Dual-Band ADS-B ReceiverThe 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 Introduces New Dual-Band ADS-B Receiver

ForeFlight Scout

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 introduces cost-effective solution to ADS-B Out for general aviation

Garmin GDL 82 and Antenna

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"

Garmin introduces industry-first, all-in-one portable ADS-B and SiriusXM Aviation receiver

Garmin GDL 51

Garmin announced the GDL 52/51, a series of portable receivers that are capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather1 and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices. The flagship GDL 52 combines all of these functions into a single device, while the GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM1 Aviation weather and audio entertainment. Both variants also receive GPS position data and display back-up attitude information2 within compatible portable devices. Wireless and hardwired compatibility is extended to include G3X™ Touch, the aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot app, giving customers access to a full-featured suite of weather products, ADS-B traffic and more using a single device. Continue reading "Garmin introduces industry-first, all-in-one portable ADS-B and SiriusXM Aviation receiver"