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The University of North Dakota's flight supervisory desk uses software created by its computer science program to display all local traffic.
situational awareness," said Tony Monetti, UCM's assisPrescott, Arizona, campus, which is located in high-desert
tant dean of aviation and executive director of the Max B .
mountainous terrain where radar is not as effective as in
Swisher Skyhaven Airport .
other terrain . The university then set about equipping its
fleet with ADS-B in 2003 .
2. Better situational awareness,
To demonstrate the need for
efficiency and management
ADS-B to ensure adequate separaIncreased situational awareness
tion, Byrnes explained the concenMOST FLIGHT TRAINING
ADS-B provides flight training
trated traffic area of the Daytona
with increased efficiency
Beach campus . "This airspace is
essentially a box," Byrnes said .
ADS-B IN ARE STAUNCH
instructors and students to choose less
"We have restricted airspace with
congested airspace to practice maneuKennedy Space Center and Class
vers and even make the best plan to
B airspace to the south and a very
practice approaches .
active restricted area to the west
"We can see the conga line going into
over Ocala National Forest . There
a particular airport and make a plan to
is no east - we can't conduct flight
most efficiently practice approaches,"
training over the water ."
Roesler said .
Meanwhile, the Daytona Beach
UND's flight supervisory desk uses software created by
campus conducts 200 to 250 flights a day in 70 aircraft
the university's computer science program to display all
equipped with ADS-B . Byrnes believes without ADS-B, the
local traffic . Overdue aircraft are more easily tracked and
university would have experienced another midair collision
identified, making calls to FBOs and air traffic entities a
in the last 13 years, and ERAU's ADS-B data supports that
thing of the past .
ERAU has experienced similar increases in efficiency
The University of Central Missouri also has a few aircraft
and management, particularly in regards to traffic manageequipped for ADS-B and has a phased plan to retrofit the
rest of the fleet before the Jan . 1, 2020, mandate .
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"The main benefit of ADS-B is increased safety through
BOTH ADS-B OUT
AND ADS-B IN.
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