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Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:20 am
by ShawnM
drseti wrote:
ShawnM wrote:Also, flying around in Florida in the summers the storms can pop up in a second

True. Unfortunately ADS- B wx lags by several minutes, so it won't help you all that much with T-storm avoidance.

Oh, I dont need it for thunderstorm avoidance, I already avoid them. :mrgreen:

I guess I should have also clarified that I mainly use it for METARS and not a radar image as I'm usually on the ground when there's a even a hint of a shower or storm as I am a fair weather flyer.

For the radar, I like that it gives me a good look ahead many, many miles away long before I get there. I have seen many FAA videos on in flight weather and how they lag and certainly dont use in flight weather as my go/no go decision maker while in the air. We can get passing showers at any given moment so it's just nice to know roughly where they.

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:29 pm
I was under the mistaken impression that the mandate included all but aircraft without an electrical system. Wrong. Many headaches and much discussion later, not to mention impending expense, this information came as some relief. Many in our EAA chapter had concerns, as not all of us possess the munificence to lay out thousands on request. And I'll bet some aviator out there, reading this forum, was not aware of these exceptions either. So, if meets your needs, go for it.

Re: ADSB for Cessna Skycatcher 162

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:24 pm
by TimTaylor
ADS-B out is not required in aircraft with no electrical system. It is required in all other aircraft flying in the airspace that you listed. It is not required in any aircraft not flying in those air spaces. This is spelled out in the FAR's. Nothing has changed. All pilots should be aware of all the FAR's that may apply to them and the aircraft they fly.

By the way, ADS-B out requirements are very similar to mode C transponder requirements.