Because Duncan Aviation shares its customers’ passion for flying, the company also shares as much information as possible with customers so they can be well-informed as well as safe as they take to the skies on their next trip. Informing customers about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) NextGen mandates is just one of the ways Duncan Aviation keeps its customers in the air instead of on the ground. Another way is by publishing and updating the company’s Straight Talk books on a regular basis. This new month in this brand new year, Duncan Aviation updated its Straight Talk book on Automatic Dependent Surveilance-Broadcast (ADS-B), one of the FAA’s mandated NextGen upgrades.
Originally written in February 2015 and periodically updated by a team of Duncan Aviation’s knowledgeable avionics professionals, the Straight Talk book was most recently updated in January 2018 and is intended to provide practical information about all aspects of ADS-B for the owners and operators of business jets.
The FAA’s January 1, 2020, deadline for upgrading to ADS-B-compliant equipment gets closer every day, and there are still several thousand owners and operators who need to make the necessary equipment upgrades to their aircraft. Flying without ADS-B after midnight on January 1, 2020, is going to be fraught with limitations.