November 28 (Wed) 7pm- Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Jan 2020 is just around the corner and if you want to fly, you need to be equipped with ADS-B. Many avionics shops are booked so plan accordingly.


ADS-B or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B for short), will replace the ground-based radar system used by ATC to track air traffic throughout the US.


ADS-B is a foundational component  of the FAA's NextGen system for improving the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace.  By January 2020, ADS-B Out capability will be required in all airspace where a Mode C transponder is required today.  Today, ADS-B In receivers offer free traffic and weather information.


This seminar will discuss what ADS-B is and its benefits.  We'll take a look at how you can take advantage of ADS-B In capabilities today as an aircraft renter and important limitations.  We'll also discuss some options for aircraft owners to equip for the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate.

Matt Debski, an M.I.T graduate and software engineer at Google, has a Cessna 182 online with the San Carlos Flight Center.  He had an ADS-B Out transponder installed in this plane in 2016. He is also an outstanding CFI.


This event qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Any questions, contact us at (650) 946-1700 or

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