Avionics Report

June 2015 Issue

SkyVision Salus-3: Portable ADS-B Out, In

At $1100, the SkyVision Salus-3 could be the ultimate ADS-B solution the market has been waiting for, but only if the FAA gives it the regulatory nod.

Letís play regulatory devilís advocate, shall we? The SkyVision Xtreme Salus-3 portable ADS-B transceiver is nearly the perfect solution for the most basic aircraft. Itís packaged in a durable portable housing, it has internal WAAS GPS, it can work with popular tablet apps, can run off its own battery, it doesnít require a pricey installation and it can be carried from one aircraft to the other. Best of allóat $1099óitís priced less than a high-end ANR headset. But without TSO 154C approval, itís still considered another piece of glareshield candy.

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