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ADS-B Truths

Important NextGen cornerstone continues to garner support

"ADS-B is the way forward - that's undeniable," said Mark Baker, President of AOPA. "And it can only be truly effective with full participation from all types of aircraft."

Industry support for ADS-B continues to grow. Lower-cost options that are now available on the market allow the safety and benefits provided by ADS-B to become a reality - and not just referring to the weather and traffics "benefits." FIS-B and TIS-B tend to get a lot of the attention when talking about the perks of ADS-B, but there's so much more than that.


2015 Sun 'n Fun RANGR Giveaway: Meet Our Winner

Congratulations, Vincent Milazzo!

During the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo this past April in Lakeland, Florida, Vincent Milazzo was selected from more than 500 entries as the winner of FreeFlight Systems' "Win a RANGR" giveaway. Perhaps Vince had a little "beginner's luck" in his corner, as this was his first time attending the Sun 'n Fun Expo.

Vince's big win included a FreeFlight 978 RANGR Blue Box Transceiver; a complete system that will allow his Cessna 172 to be ADS-B Out compliant while providing ADS-B In benefits wirelessly to his iPad. Also included in the giveaway was $2,000 towards the installation of the system.


ADS-B Equipage: Key Things to Consider

There is no shortage of information regarding ADS-B: benefits, solutions, cost, installation, certifications, compliance - there is a continuous influx of ADS-B information making headlines and remaining a hot topic within industry forums. Knowledge is power, but too much information can be difficult to digest when evaluating equipage options.

In an effort to alleviate common ADS-B frustrations, presented below is a summary of a few key points to consider in order to help you take advantage of ADS-B systems and achieve rule compliance.


An Industry to be Proud of - Moving Towards Consensus by Playing Professional

In "The Five Stages of ADS-B" blog published by FreeFlight last October, the "DABDA" process was applied to the adoption of ADS-B. A lot of progress has been made in the five months since that post, and the "Acceptance" stage is now in sight -- ? The conversation regarding ADS-B and the deployment of the technology as a part of the NextGen airspace transformation is changing, and the aviation industry is following suit.

The increasing acceptance and use of ADS-B has remained a priority in conversations held amongst all factions within the industry. Until now, however, these discussions tended to remain at the single organizational level.


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