Adventures with Bill – Avionics Bucket List, Part III

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March 2012

The Revolution is Coming – Get Ready

NextGen is going to cause an aviation revolution, and all pilots need to prepare for Jan. 1, 2020. If you are unfamiliar (or even if you aren’t), the JetWhine blog has an excellent discussion of the FAA’s proposed rule and its plans to decommission the majority of the VORs. (See Resources at the end of this article for the URL. —Ed.)

ADS-B Out will be a requirement; GPS navigators will be an implicit requirement for decommissioning VORs. Every pilot will need to make a decision—and some may just give up flying entirely. Others will move into the new era with a plan in place. I, for one, disagree with the crapehangers, and what follows are some of the ways to plan for the future.

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