Electronic Conspicuity devices tested

The CAA offer of a £250 rebate towards Electronic Conspicuity kit means there’s never been a better time to make the aircraft you fly more electronically visible, but there’s a lot to think about.

To make sense of the various options, FLYER‘s Ian Seager went flying with three other pilots and aircraft in a  ‘real world’ test. Ian starts his article – the cover story in the latest issue of FLYER – with, “Let me get straight to the point, well, several points.

“First, there’s funding available to help you with your Electronic Conspicuity solution. That’s very good news. The Department for Transport (DfT) should be thanked and if you qualify (most of us do), you should take advantage to make the aviation world a better place.

“Second, there are great solutions available right now but there’s no one-box solution that will do everything. It doesn’t exist, it may never exist and while doing nothing while you wait for it to exist is always an option, I don’t think it is a particularly good one.

“Third, I know that PilotAware has some concerns about my own preference for ADS-B giving bias to this feature. If you want to know what I think personally, then read my column on page 25. As far as this review is concerned, I’ve dug out my extra straight bat, and I’ll be using it, metaphorically, throughout this article.”

If you are curious how the story develops, read about it in the December issue of FLYER.


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