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FAA announces changes to TIS-B

Advocacy | Jan 04, 2016

The FAA is preparing to implement changes to its Traffic Information Services-Broadcast (TIS-B), which provides traffic information to aircraft using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.

Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Article | Dec 29, 2015

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Appareo’s Stratus ESG on track for April

Article | Dec 28, 2015

Appareo’s new Stratus ESG ADS-B Out transponder is on track for April 2016 deliveries, and the company’s new dealer network has reached 230.

Bad Elf launches ADS-B Kickstarter

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Bad Elf has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of a new Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receiver it plans to sell for $299.

Aspen offers ADS-B solution

Article | Nov 17, 2015

Aspen Avionics Evolution displays are now certified by the FAA to work with L-3’s Lynx Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.

Garmin offers upgrades, ADS-B help

Article | Nov 12, 2015

Garmin has made several announcements affecting Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast upgrades, engine upgrades, and the G5000 ahead of the business jet convention in Las Vegas Nov. 17 through 19.

Many instrument approaches spared elimination

Advocacy | Nov 11, 2015

The FAA has significantly reduced the number of standard instrument approach procedures it proposed eliminating this spring from 736 to 334, citing public comments and the need for further review.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 05, 2015

Barry Schiff quizzes readers.

Third quarter winner receives Stratus 2 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver, courtesy of Sporty’s Pilot Shop

Article | Oct 27, 2015

When Florida pilot Sean Reddish completed one of the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Accident Case Studies he became the third quarter winner in the 2015 Air Safety Institute “Learn & Earn Safety Challenge.”

GA groups seek feedback on GPS failures

Advocacy | Oct 14, 2015

AOPA and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are launching a survey to gauge the amount of GPS interference and number of outages pilots flying in both countries have experienced.

IFR Fix: Cones of silence

IFR Fix | Oct 13, 2015

You may derive comfort from knowing that you can keep flying legacy approaches for now—but there are fewer there than meets the eye.

Area forecasts to be discontinued during 2016

Advocacy | Oct 06, 2015

A government-industry working group that included the AOPA Foundation recommended that the area forecast (FA) be transitioned to more modern digital and graphical forecasts.

FAA rescinds ADS-B notam after AOPA voices concerns

Advocacy | Sep 09, 2015

The FAA has rescinded a sweeping notice to airmen regarding the reliability of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast and TCAS after AOPA raised concerns about the ambiguous language, short notice, and month-long duration.

AOPA seeks answers about ADS-B notam

Advocacy | Sep 04, 2015

AOPA is seeking answers to questions about an ambiguous, short-notice notam affecting much of the East Coast.

Pilot Briefing: Products

Pilot Magazine | Aug 07, 2015

The Stratus 1S and 2S are evolutions of the market’s most popular route to subscription-free traffic and weather in the cockpit.

FreeFlight partners with Blackhawk on ADS-B

Article | Jul 22, 2015

FreeFlight Systems is partnering with Blackhawk Modifications to provide ADS-B systems to aircraft owners upgrading their engines.

Trig adds Garmin compatibility, expands AML STC

Article | Jul 22, 2015

Trig Avionics announced that its 1090ES transponders, which offer ADS-B Out, are compatible with Garmin navigators. The TT31’s approved model list supplemental type certificate now covers 600 aircraft.

L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 receives AML STC

Article | Jul 21, 2015

L-3 Aviation Products’ Lynx NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System models have been added to a lengthy approved model list supplemental type certificate, simplifying installation in many GA aircraft.