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Study: ADS-B In is helping reduce the general aviation accident rate

Flight Chain App - NTSB Aviation Accident Reports - Helping pilots learn from accident chains By Dan Sobczak
April 2019

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AOPA recently published encouraging news about ADS-B In and its effect on lowering the general aviation accident rate:

A study that examined the effect of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) In on general aviation and air taxi accident rates found a significant reduction in the likelihood of an accident, which decreased by 53 percent, for aircraft equipped with ADS-B In. It also found that the likelihood of a fatal accident decreased by 89 percent for aircraft using ADS-B In."

That study, titled "Measured Impact of ADS-B In Applications on General Aviation and Air Taxi Accident Rates", is by D. Howell and J. King of the Regulus Group.

Read more from AOPA about this study and ADS-B In's positive effects on the future of aviation safety here.

As just about every pilot should know by now, the FAA's ADS-B mandate for January 1, 2020 says you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 provide the details on the requirement for the ADS-B receiver.

Conversely, the optional ADS-B In -- which the above-mentioned study focuses on -- can help enhance situational awareness and influence good decision-making, by making weather and traffic information available for pilots in the cockpit.

Just as "currency" doesn't mean "proficiency" when it comes to instrument flying, a similar thought could be said of the required ADS-B Out and optional ADS-B In.

Meeting the FAA's legal requirement of ADS-B Out is just one-half of the solution in helping make general aviation safer. If you don't have ADS-B In, you're missing out.

Going beyond the legal requirement and getting equipped with the optional ADS-B In is one element that will really help make a difference in lowering the general aviation accident rate in the long run.

FAA's NextGen implementation of the ADS-B Out deadline is set for January 1, 2020. Source: faa.gov.

FAA's NextGen implementation of the ADS-B Out deadline is set for January 1, 2020. Source: faa.gov.


Stay sharp!
The Flight Chain App team




Flight Chain App - NTSB Aviation Accident Reports - Helping pilots learn from accident chains Dan Sobczak is the founder of www.FlightChainApp.com, a mobile app that helps pilots learn from accident chains by making NTSB reports more convenient and easier to digest. Dan received his private pilot certificate in 2003.


Flight Chain App and its companion blog www.AheadOfThePowerCurve.com are committed to reducing general aviation accidents, helping improve aviation safety, and growing the pilot population.


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