Posted 3/19/2020 14:39 (#8119467 - in reply to #8119206) Subject: RE: FAA going to require Internet Access??
dronedude - 3/19/2020 12:45
I agree with you, we have a delicate problem with airspace and how manned and unmanned aircraft interact. But you purchased a large manned aircraft but aren't willing to install instruments? Having mandatory drone tracking with ADS-B is a great step and cheap if implemented.
Like I said, if manned craft could use drone ads-b I don't think many would be upset. But at a bare minimum of $6k that's a problem. What does a drone ads-b cost? $50-100? Whether it's a $20k champ or $1.5m turbine airtractor, we are already following current rules and regulations and insurance and annual inspections. Adding current ads-b is far from cheap
Spray pilots I know that put ads-b on says there are glitches and false alarms fairly frequently. I don't know if that was from his aircraft and while spraying induced or just the unit itself. Yes it is nice to have another set of eyes so to speak, but i already have a small window in which to operate, I don't want, can't afford to be grounded because of ads-b issues.