What does the Operational Flight Evaluation consist of?

(These are the guidelines that were suggested during the FAA rebate program back in 2019. 15-20 minute flights are usually plenty for getting valid ADS-B data) To summarize the requirements of AC20-165B (see links below):  The performance flight should take place for a minimum of 30 minutes from wheels up.  The aircraft should climb to [...]

2020-10-05T15:50:52-06:00April 30th, 2020|

How is the installation tested to ensure it meets the FAA Requirements?

Once the tailBeacon has been installed it is required that the equipment be tested to show it meets the FAA requirements for ADS-B OUT. An Operational Flight Evaluation (often referred to as a performance flight) must be performed and verified by the FAA.  Additionally, the installer may verify performance on the ground using an ADS-B ramp test [...]

2020-04-30T17:27:04-06:00April 30th, 2020|