Risk study needed before FAA ditches direction finders

April 4, 2008

Risk study needed before FAA ditches direction finders

GPS, ADS-B, and advanced radar services have improved aviation safety, but the FAA should ensure that they are adequate substitutes for tried-and-true direction finders (DF). That’s the message AOPA sent the FAA in formal comments filed March 28 in response to the agency’s plan to decommission the remaining 22 DF sites in Alaska. Read more on AOPA Online.

April 4, 2008