NBAA Convention News

FlightSafety Launches Web-based ADS-B Course

 - October 23, 2013, 6:20 PM

FlightSafety International (Booth No. N1921) is preparing to offer a new web-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) course as part of its eLearning programs.

The course will begin in November and is designed to develop pilot knowledge of the ADS-B system, review flight plan considerations, MEL requirements and human factors issues. The course will provide pilots with the necessary training to apply for FAA authorization to conduct ADS-B operations outside U.S. airspace in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 90-114.

Once the course is completed, the pilot will be issued with a certificate of training that can be used to apply for an FAA letter of authorization, which may be required to use the ADS-B system on certain routes and airspace regions worldwide. ADS-B OUT will be required, for example, above FL290 in some airspace in Asia and Australia beginning in December. The U.S. ADS-B mandate begins Jan. 1, 2020.

FlightSafety offers other web-based training courses including international procedures recurrent, cold weather operations, CPDLC (controller pilot datalink communications), crew emergency, runway analysis and safety management systems.