ADS-B For Jets: Garmin, FreeFlight Tops

If you're buying an aging jet or turboprop on the cheap, an ADS-B upgrade won't be. There's plenty of equipment, but a long wait for installation.

It's no surprise that the U.S. fleet of GA turbines will fall short of the upcoming ADS-B equipage mandate. At press time, 70 percent of small jets and turboprops comply. Some call this the forgotten part of the market-the category between pistons and mid- to large-size bizjets and airliners. And if you're ready to pull the trigger on the purchase of a small step-up turbine that isn't ADS-B equipped, you'll have a problem flying in the ADS-B airspace in a couple of months.
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