A LOOK BACK, AND FORWARD -- Part 1
- Created on 01 August 2013
As 2012 goes into the books and we and move into 2013, we'll take a look at how we did and talk about some expectations for the current year. Part 1 below covers 2012.
Last April we wrote that 2012 would be an important year for ADS-B (Read about that here). After 12+ years of working with ADS-B we could see a potential turning point. At minimum we thought that pilots would begin to see ADS-B avionics, including the certified 978 MHz UAT ADS-B Out systems that most aircraft need before the Dec. 31, 2019 deadline.
Climb and Maintain Rooftop
- Created on 24 May 2013
For most pilots, ADS-B is still an unknown. Many have a general idea of what it's about, but it still seems far away from their everyday flying and from the 2020 (Dec. 31, 2019, to be precise) deadline to have the required equipment in their cockpits.
2012: A LOOK BACK, AND FORWARD -- Part 2
- Created on 11 February 2013
As promised in the Part 1 retrospective on 2012, we'll now take a look ahead to our expectations and educated guesses about developments and trends for 2013.
Welcome To The Future
The NextGen airspace transformation is one of the biggest shifts in aviation in our lifetimes. It represents a set of fundamental and positive changes in technology and the operation of the airspace. It's also among the largest mandated transitions of cockpit avionics and it is happening, now. Accordingly, it's placing aircraft owners and pilots in the position of having to gather information and make decisions with a looming deadline. Here's some of our thinking about how to move ahead.
- Created on 19 December 2012
You might have missed it, but our world – the general aviation world – has reached a watershed. It happened in just five words within two regulatory terms signaling a remarkable turning point in the rollout of ADS-B and the NextGen airspace system.