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June 2019 Issue

Is ADS-B In Helping?

A new study suggests using ADS-B Inís traffic and weather information is having a beneficial impact.

There probably are few pilots in the U.S. who arenít aware of ADS-B and its In and Out flavors. The traffic and weather services ADS-B In brings to the cockpit have proven popular and inexpensive, portable receivers used with consumer-grade tablet computers have proliferated along with panel-installed equipment to bring enhanced situational awareness to even the lowliest cockpit. Yes, the data and information available through ADS-B In is for advisory purposes onlyóit canít be used in lieu of airborne radar or collision-avoidance equipment required by operating rules.

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