Video tip: How pilots and ATC benefit from ADS-B

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The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system was designed to replace the ground-based radar system used by ATC to track air traffic throughout the US. All aircraft are required to have an ADS-B compatible transponder when flying in busy airspace, like Class B, C and above 10,000′ MSL. This week’s tip explains how the ADS-B system works and how you can also benefit from in-flight traffic and weather services offered by the system.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s 2021 Learn to Fly Course

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Bret Koebbe