ADS-B Knowledge Center

Sarasota Avionics ADS-B Questions and Answers

ADS-B can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. We're here to answer some of your most frequently asked questions and get you heading in the right direction for ADS-B compliance.

What is ADS-B?

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is the backbone of the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) Next Generation (NextGen) National Airspace System (NAS). In order to comply with the FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) mandates for ADS-B equipage and support of NextGen navigation capability, its important to understand how it will affect your aircraft operations.

How Does ADS-B Work?

Understanding how ADS-B works will help you to gain a better understanding as to why the government is mandating it's implementation.

GPS Info

Ground Station Reporting

More Frequently Asked Questions

January 1, 2020 is the deadline to equip ADS-B

ADS-B will be required to operate within class A, B, and C airspace. As well as class E airspace over 10,000 msl excluding 2,500 agl. You will not be able to overfly/underfly airspace.

Equipping your Aircraft with ADS-B "Out" is the only thing required to enter the above airspace after Jan 1, 2020.

ADS-B "In" provides subscription free weather and traffic information through the use of a compatible receiver and generally displayed on something like an iPad running an EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) app such as Foreflight.

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