FreeFlight Certifies ADS-B UAT Unit

** RANGR FDL-978-XVR**

FreeFlight recently got the green light from the FAA for an approved model list (AML) supplemental type certificate (STC) for the RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B In and Out universal access transceiver (UAT). The overarching AML STC covers a wide range of aircraft, including rotorcraft. FreeFlight says this AML STC is the first for a 978 MHz UAT that can be installed in rotorcraft.

The RANGR FDL-978-SVR UAT, which also includes WAAS/GPS, provides the ADS-B Out capability required under the ADS-B mandate, which will go into effect in 2020, when incorporated with a Mode A, C or S transponder. The UAT also includes ADS-B In functions including TIS-B traffic and FIS-B weather data. Traffic and weather can also be displayed on an iPad through a Wi-Fi module, which can be added for $350.

Freeflight provides the STC at no charge.

FreeFlight is offering a promotion to encourage operators to add ADS-B capabilities now rather than to wait until the 2020 mandate. The complete system, including the Wi-Fi module, can be purchased for $3,995 until the end of the year. The regular price for the system, not including the Wi-Fi is $5,495.

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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