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To claim a rebate after ADS-B is installed, an aircraft must be flown for at least 30 minutes in airspace that will require ADS-B Out.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association director of government affairs for airspace and air traffic. "If they fly in
Class B or C airspace or in the Mode C veil, they need
to be equipped."
To complete an ADS-B installation before the Jan.
1, 2020, deadline, aircraft owners should research
available equipment and schedule an installation.
Appointments will become more difficult to obtain as
the deadline approaches. Visit the Equip ADS-B website at www.faa.gov/go/equipadsb to research eligible
equipment and learn more about the ADS-B Out rule.
Rebates are still available and are being issued
first-come, first-served until 20,000 are claimed or until
the end of the one-year program. Eligible aircraft owners can reserve a rebate until Sept. 18, 2017, the program's last day to accept reservations, if any are left.
Owners of U.S.-registered, fixed-wing, single-engine
piston aircraft that require an onboard pilot and are
not currently equipped with Version 2 of ADS-B Out
are eligible for the rebate. Eligibility also is limited to
the purchase of new, TSO-certified ADS-B equipment
that is compliant with the ADS-B Out rule. Owners
also can claim the rebate for installing an integrated
system that includes optional ADS-B In, which enables
pilots to receive subscription-free traffic and weather
information in the cockpit and see the location of
nearby aircraft. Software upgrades of existing equipment, the purchase and installation of used equipment,
and installations in aircraft first registered after Jan. 1,
2016, are ineligible.
Find an installer and determine the specific aircraft
requirements to ensure that the installation will satisfy
applicable FAA regulations and meet the requirements
in the ADS-B rebate program rules at www.faa.gov/
After an ADS-B installation, an aircraft must be
flown in the airspace defined in 14 CFR 91.225, the
airspace that will require ADS-B Out, for at least 30
minutes to claim a rebate. This flight is essential to
validate that the new avionics were installed properly
and will comply with the rule requirements.
For more details about the rebate, visit the FAA's
ADS-B rebate website at www.faa.gov/go/rebate.
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