I have already installed certified ADS-B Out in my airplane. I'm good to go.
I have not yet installed certified ADS-B Out, but I intend to comply before Jan. 1, 2020.
I have not yet installed certified ADS-B Out, but may consider sometime after Jan. 1, 2020.
I have no intentions -- ever -- of installing certified ADS-B Out in my airplane
Even though I live under a Class B, I don't want it, I don't need it and I will never install it.
I'm taking a wait and see approach, hopefully the price will come down as the UAV makers start mass production of equipment for drones and crossover to certified aircraft occurs.
The sad part (other than the cost) is that ADS-B out does nothing to improve safety for those user only with ADS-B out. ADS-B in with weather is a great tool and will probably kill XM weather.
See the thread on the aerobatics forum. I'll wait until the FAA makes a definitive statement in writing that I won't be harassed every time I go inverted; and that they won't specify more equipment if I do! I would actually like to have it, but...
Edit: No poll response works in this circumstance.
Only $1K, really. Plus a $3K transponder, plus installation, plus testing, maintenance, and what ever FAA requirements are added to the rules in the future. No thanks. I don't currently have a transponder, don't need one, don't require one. Keep your eyes out the window. We are still here and won't show on your "IN".
Glad I have it now, but I would be surprised if your ability to fly without it will remain for long, just for the reason you cite above. The groundswell of folks who'll have misunderstood the limitation on traffic info, and the FAA's desire to do away with ground-based radar will, IMHO, make them remove the exemptions, and everyone will eventually have to get at least ADS-B out. The number of airplanes who'll be without it won't have enough political clout to resist, even with EAA's help.
Once they've seen they can require us to spend a fortune for their convenience, which they've known for a long time, they certainly won't spend precious federal money to fill the gaps with antiquated radar sites they have to build and maintain.
Enjoy the respite while you can. I doubt it will be long before it ends.
My plane happens to be parked outside SFO 30-mile Mode C circle, and also outside KSJC Class C, so I actually can get by and fly places without ADS-B Out post-2020, but will need it if I want to fly into those Mode-C-required airports post-2020.
Last edited by Mark van Wyk; 04-21-2017 at 11:41 AM.
I will equip for OUT if and when I'm not pretty sure there will be something new in six months or a year that will make me regret buying what I bought. We're not there yet. If I had to equip today it would likely be the Stratus ESG - but I don't have to equip today. I'll keep you n with my Mode C transponder and Stratux and accept whatever convenience I get from nearby OUT equipped planes.
it would be nice to have, but I'm not in a big rush.
Oh, and if Champ Driver's Champ doesn't have an engine driven electrical system I don't think he ever has to install ADS-B.
Last edited by DaleB; 04-21-2017 at 11:44 AM.
Measure twice, cut once...
scratch head, shrug, shim to fit.