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Ask The Expert!

Categories: Q&A/ Ask the Experts | Posted: February 9, 2012 | Comments Off on Ask The Expert!

Use the comments section to submit your question to the Kings Avionics team today.

What makes ADS-B better than the current radar system?

Categories: Q&A/ Ask the Experts | Posted: January 24, 2012 | Comments Off on What makes ADS-B better than the current radar system?

Current radar systems in use, update at slower rates than ADS-B systems. A long range radar takes up to 12 seconds to rotate and update, while ADS-B controllers can be updated approximately once every second. By providing a far more accurate surveillance system, ATC no longer needs to maintain such wide separations between aircraft. Along with more efficient routing and resource management, pilots with ADS-B “in” will also gain potential access to free onboard traffic and weather.

Will I be able to still fly my airplane without ADS-B?

Categories: Q&A/ Ask the Experts | Posted: January 24, 2012 | Comments Off on Will I be able to still fly my airplane without ADS-B?

Aircraft that are currently operated outside of controlled airspace, and below class-E will still be able to operate without ADS-B.  Basically the areas that require a transponder today, will require ADS-B by the future date of January 1, 2020.

What’s the differnce between ADS-B In, and ADS-B Out?

Categories: Q&A/ Ask the Experts | Posted: January 24, 2012 | Comments Off on What’s the differnce between ADS-B In, and ADS-B Out?

ADS-B out is currently the only upcomming mandated requirement. On January 1, 2020, ADS-B “out” will be required for operations within class A, B, and C airspace, all class E airspace above 10,000, within 30 nautical miles of designated “busy” airports, and all class E airspace over the Gulf of Mexico. Basically the “out” will be required, giving ATC the ability to see your aircraft, while ADS-B “in” really acts at this time as more of a convienace for pilots.

When will I have to have my aircraft up to date in regards to the new ADS-B ruling?

Categories: Q&A/ Ask the Experts | Posted: January 24, 2012 | Comments Off on When will I have to have my aircraft up to date in regards to the new ADS-B ruling?

ADS-B “Out” will be required on January 1, 2020.

What does ADS-B stand for in the federally mandated ADS-B rule?

Categories: Q&A/ Ask the Experts | Posted: January 12, 2012 | Comments Off on What does ADS-B stand for in the federally mandated ADS-B rule?

ADS-B, stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, and is the  FAA’s emerging NextGen air traffic management system.