Features October 2019 Issue
Youíve just met the U.S. ADS-B mandate, and just in time. But, donít relax just yet. If you plan to fly in Canada, you probably donít meet the ADS-B requirements there.
Just to make sure you understand whatís up, letís review. In the U.S., weíve got excellent radar coverage, so all those radar sites have been modified to understand your aircraftís ADS-B out transmissions. In those areas where radar sites donít quite have adequate coverage, the FAA has added ground stations specifically to receive your ADS-B Out. The bottom line is that the FAA has sufficient ground-based coverage to know where you are almost all the time, using your ADS-B Out.