Introduction to Foreflight features. Basics tutorial for beginners.
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Introduction to Foreflight features. Basics tutorial for beginners.

The sun is shining, and it’s perfect VFR flying weather. So, you’re strapped in and powering up your aircraft. You check your gauges and meters, and all the readings are good. You also have your trusty digital copilot right by your side—your Foreflight-equipped iPad. The ADS-B In receiver is also secure in its mount, and…

ADS-B In and Out is explained for novice pilots in simple language.
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ADS-B In and Out is explained for novice pilots in simple language.

So what is all the fuss about—and what is ADS-B anyway? And what are its Ins and Outs? ADS-B is a surveillance system whereby an aircraft automatically reports its positional data and other information to ground stations and other aircraft. More specifically, aircraft determine their location and other navigational parameters using onboard equipment. A transponder…

Cheap ADS-B out solutions for easy installation.
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Cheap ADS-B out solutions for easy installation.

Due to the recent popularity of the ADS-B, many pilots speak about getting an ADS-B out device. However, I am specific that many pilots, even private pilots, are unaware of the easy installation of ADS-B out devices. Indeed ADS-B devices make flying safer. This post will clarify how ADS-B ou solutions don’t have to be…

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What are the benefits of using ADS-B in modern-day Aviation?

As airspace and airports are getting more congested, ADS-B will reduce the risk of air traffic collisions by giving more accurate location information. As a result, flights are becoming safer than ever, and the airline can operate their flights efficiently. ADS-B ground equipment is cheaper, and installing them is more susceptible than installing a radar….

Find a suitable ADS-B receiver for your flight needs. Compare the best 5 for features.
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Find a suitable ADS-B receiver for your flight needs. Compare the best 5 for features.

Unlike ADS-B Out, ADS-B In receivers are not mandatory by law. Nevertheless, there is a long list of reasons for having ADS-B In receiver. ADS-B In receivers give you subscription-free access to timely and accurate weather and traffic reports. The situational awareness that can be achieved by pilots when pairing a simple iPad and an…

What is ADS-B & How does it work?
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What is ADS-B & How does it work?

To put it simply, ADS-B is a system whereby an aircraft automatically transmits positional data and other information to ground stations and other aircraft. An aircraft having the ADS-B system determine its location using GPS and other navigational data using onboard equipment. A transponder then transmits that information once per second to ground stations which…

Where is ADS-B required?
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Where is ADS-B required?

ADS-B has become the standard for aircraft surveillance globally. It offers numerous advantages when compared to standard radar-based airspace surveillance. Accordingly, most regions with heavy air traffic already mandate ADS-B or are in the process of phasing it in. What ADS-B is and how it works is best understood by unpacking the different components of…

3 Best flight bags & backpacks for student pilots.
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3 Best flight bags & backpacks for student pilots.

As a student pilot just earning their wings, there is no shortage of “stuff” you need to carry around with you—headsets, charts, pilot certificates, you name it. At the same time, you must always be conscious of how much bulk you are lugging around. Accordingly, you should seek to minimize the volume and the weight…

5 Best handheld aviation radios for pilots for cut-above communication.
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5 Best handheld aviation radios for pilots for cut-above communication.

Being a good pilot goes hand-in-hand with placing the utmost value on your safety and the safety of others. For this reason, pilots place great importance on backups and redundant systems. When facing an emergency—such as the unexpected failure of one or multiple systems—these redundancies offer pilots options and fail safes. When not in an…