February 1999 Issue

Ryan Goes Graphic

Teamed up with Argus, Ryan’s TCAD can now display traffic on a moving map, giving Goodrich’s Skywatch worthy competition.


As pilots, we all want to decrease risks. In some cases, that can be done by buying sophisticated equipment, such as a sferics device, radar or improved seatbelts.

Until very recently, gadgets to reduce the risk of a midair collision have been out of reach for most aircraft owners, primarily due to cost. The typical airline TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) costs from $50,000 up to more than three times that, making it a top-heavy investment for light aircraft owners.

The low-cost alternative—the Ryan TCAD—helps. But until recently, it lacked one very critical bit of information: azimuth. With a TCAD, you can tell when traffic is out there and how high it is r...

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