Avionics Report

January 2019 Issue

Traffic Interfaces: TAS Still Beats ADS-B

But unless you're moving along at jet speeds, we favor cheaper ADS-B In tech. For target display, Garmin's relative motion technology is a standout.

Before even talking with your shop about a traffic system retrofit (including ADS-B) you need to wrap your head around the various technologies and their limitations. Based on the correspondence we get and in talking with other pilots, traffic systems are more common now than ever (mainly because of portable ADS-B), but not everyone understands precisely how their setup works. By clearing up the confusion, you can better interpret the data and even help ATC when they issue traffic advisories. For starters, correctly state the system you're using to avoid the confusion.

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