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To “B” or Not to “B” …

Why Equipping with ADS-B Makes Sense

FAA Safety Briefing
Jul 1 · 8 min read
Photo of airplane and Northern Lights.
Photo of airplane and Northern Lights.

The Art of B’ing

Photo of two airplanes flying.
Photo of two airplanes flying.

Having an aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out increases the likelihood of a successful search and rescue mission.

It’s the “In” Thing

The benefits of ADS-B Out are a strong incentive to equip, but those benefits go to the “next level” with ADS-B In.

See and “B” Seen

Map of Alaska and ADS-B coverage.
Map of Alaska and ADS-B coverage.
A snapshot of ADS-B coverage in Alaska at 10,000 feet along with the locations of the states’ 42 ground stations.

But Maybe I Don’t Want to “B” Seen

“B” Part of the Solution

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This article was originally published in the July/August 2020 issue of FAA Safety Briefing magazine. https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/
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