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Space-Based ADS-B Joins Search & Rescue Efforts

Not only are such stories beginning to surface, but Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service, which is only compatible with 1090ES systems, has shown an ability to help as well—especially in areas where ground-based ADS-B data is not available. Don Hinkel was flying over the Bahamas on December 23 when the engine of his 1981 Cessna P210N failed. It would not restart, said Hinkel, who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and regularly flies back and forth to Florida. “I activated an onboard ELT when I… ( 更多...

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ian G 8
Seems like Aireon space-based ADS-B is a game changer - as was expected.
Highflyer1950 5
Great article.
william baker 2
How have you been Highflyer? Havent seen you in a while.
lbelzil 3
Interesting that the C210 was not equipped for diversity and Aireon still picked him up. Hopefully Transport Canada notices.
Robert Feldtman 1
I carry a SPOT personal locator with me in the plane all the time. if going down, It will be the first thing I stuff in a pocket before I unlatch the door before I set up for emergency landing. I have tested it and it is accurate to about 10-15 feet ... just need to remember to keep fresh batteries in it and test it now and then.
Dave Hahn 2
I carry a ACR rescuelink PLB in my plane for the same reasons in addition to my panel mounted 406. Just checked the battery last weekend.


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