Garmin GDL 52 all-in-one portable ADS-B and SiriusXM

Garmin GDL-52Garmin's all-in-one GDL 52 portable aviation receiver is now available, the company says. The GDL 52 is the first portable receiver capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) weather and dual-link, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather1 and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices. It includes a built-in battery and provides GPS position data as well as back-up attitude information2 to compatible portable devices. Continue reading "Garmin GDL 52 all-in-one portable ADS-B and SiriusXM"

Dallas Avionics Deal for Stranded Experimental NavWorx Customers

Dallas Avionics, Inc. announced a "plug and play" replacement system for your Experimental or LSA Aircraft with existing NavWorx AD affected system.

Working with uAvionix Corp., Dallas Avionics is offering the EchoUAT and SkyFyx Bundle (P/N ECHOEUAT-KL5) at a reduced price of $1090 (regularly $1499). The system bundle will come with a factory supplied "pig tail" harness/connector that will require no additional wiring making replacement system "plug and play" for those with an existing ADS600-EXP. (Those with experimental aircraft with the ADS-600B system are also included in this special but will require connector replacement). With all the capabilities of your existing system, the EchoUAT also provides Dual (978 & 1090) traffic as a dual frequency receiver. Continue reading "Dallas Avionics Deal for Stranded Experimental NavWorx Customers"

NavWorx Ceases Operations

NavWorx - an ADS-B In and Out supplier that has provided units to many homebuilders and has marketed to the certified world - announced on their web site that they have ceased operations due to problems with the performance of their GPS data source. The FAA notified NavWorx of the non-compliant GPS module earlier this year, and NavWorx customers have been waiting for a final AD that would tel them how to make their units 2020 compliant ever since. Unfortunately, it appears that the company will not be able to supply such a solution, and has closed their doors. Continue reading "NavWorx Ceases Operations"

Traffic Jam

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"

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"