Push To Talk: Will ADS-B Me?

Written by Lyn Freeman


“Hey pilots, we have something really swell for you! It’s a new technology called ADS-B that we can all have installed in our airplanes and update the aging air traffic control system.”

“That sounds like you expect me to pay for the upgrade to your ATC?”

“It’s an opportunity!”

“An opportunity to pay a scrillion dollars to have new systems installed in my aircraft!”

“Oh, pas de tout, my little flying friend. You can have ADS-B in your aircraft today for just a few hundred dollars. You’ll get NEXRAD, notams, TAFs, pireps… the whole shootin’ match.”

“But I already get NEXRAD, notams, TAFs and pireps in my cockpit.”


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