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Features January 2015 Issue

Does Your ADS-B Work?

Magical black boxes that supposedly send information to send information to somewhere else with nothing coming back, can leave you wondering if they work. I decided to find out.

Living in the world of email makes life easier, but can often be exquisitely frustrating. Each day I receive numerous emails, both from people I know, plus, of course, the unwelcome stuff we all get. Most of these emails are requesting a response from me. The frustrating part is when I respond to them, Im too often met by silence. What happened to the sense of urgency? Did they get my response? Did they hear me? When flying with a friend in his ADS-B Out-equipped Mooney, we began to wonder the same thing, but Im getting ahead of myself.

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