CFI Brief: ADS-B Out Coverage Map

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), or what the FAA is calling the future of air traffic control, is an enhanced aircraft management and tracking technology. This technology is currently available in various locations over the U.S. and will be required in all aircraft by 2020. In short ADS-B uses data from the already established GPS satellite network talked about in Monday’s posts along with ground stations  to pinpoint an aircraft’s position. The data is then automatically transmitted to air traffic controllers and pilots of other aircraft that are equipped with ADS-B capabilities. The ultimate goal is to increase safety and traffic flow in the national airspace system.

The video below describes the airspace in which ADS-B out will be required. After viewing the video you can follow the link to FAA’s NextGen ADS-B webpage where you can find the latest information, news, regulations, and even view the interactive ADS-B google map for yourself.


ADS-B Coverage Map

ADS-B General Information, Videos and News

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One Comment

  1. Posted February 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I am surprised this has taken so long to be standard equipment in aircraft tbh.

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