skybum Posted September 1, 2008 Share Posted September 1, 2008 ADS-B has been bashed to hell and back on most forum that I can think of. A couple of years ago there was very vocal opposition from senior people within RAA. I am just wondering what this group of very level headed recreation aviationists think of the idea of having to carry a new box. From what I have learnt so far, the end game will have ADS-B carriage in aircraft required to carry a radio. This would mean CTAF® We are awaiting REG103 to be enacted, this will allow RAA licenced pilots to access controlled airspace. To do this will require radio and transponder plus other stuff, I am sure. For garden variety buzzing around on weekends and sunny days from private aerodromes I see no need to partake of the new technology. Provided the pilot remains clear of RPT and IFR ops then never the twain shall meet. It is when a plastic fantastic wants to get higher and faster and further then things start getting into the world formerly part of GA. With all the requirments of the GA world needing to be fitted. I have found ADS-B transponders in Europe for about EU2200 TSO, just add a TSO145a/146a GPS to the mix and its certified. MicroAir are considered a goer as soon as the subsidy is given the go ahead with lower airspace roll-out. However, regardless of subsidy. The equipment is available at around the AU$4500 to $5000. What is everyone's view on this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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