28-Nov-2013 Source: FreeFlight Systems
FreeFlight Systems has launched the online ADS-B University, a compact series of 7 essential video briefings that give pilots, aircraft owners, fleet operators, aviation professionals and others interested in the future of air travel a practical understanding of how ADS-B works and the equipment needed to operate in the NextGen airspace system.
Each video chapter in the free series combines text, graphics and a voiceover from FreeFlight Systems ADS-B expert and pilot Pete Ring. The short videos discuss ADS-B technologies, requirements, applications and benefits in 5 minutes or less. The entire series can be viewed in less than 30 minutes:
Chapter 1, “The Basics of ADS-B,” covers the background, operation and benefits of the ADS-B network.
Chapter 2, “The Ins and Outs of ADS-B” explains the 978 MHz and 1090MHz ADS-B Out frequencies and the benefits of ADS-B In weather and traffic services.
Chapter 3, “How Traffic Works with ADS-B” tells how pilots can receive and view traffic information in flight no matter which technology they use.
Chapter 4, “How Weather Works with ADS-B” takes a deeper look at how the subscription-free weather system delivers in-cockpit aviation weather data.
Chapter 5, “How ADS-B Ground Stations Work” details available services and service ranges.
Chapter 6, “ADS-B In The Rest of The World,” explains the extent, status and requirements of ADS-B deployments around the world.
Chapter 7, “ADS-B Solutions,” describes ADS-B solutions available from FreeFlight Systems for a variety of aircraft types, flying needs and compatibility with existing avionics.
“The ADS-B University video series gives pilots the practical essentials of ADS-B in a highly efficient series of videos that can be accessed or reviewed at their convenience,” said Tim Taylor, CEO of FreeFlight Systems. “It presents the finer points of ADS-B in an approachable, friendly, pilot-to-pilot way to help you make informed avionics decisions ahead of the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline.”
About FreeFlight Systems
FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety and for delivering the substantial safety, cost, environmental and other benefits from the NextGen airspace transformation. Founded in 2001 and based in Texas, the company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system. FreeFlight Systems produces a range of high quality, American-made, competitively priced systems for installation in all aircraft types.