Demonstration flight shows potential of ADS-B

04/29/2010 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The ·

Flying between Atlantic City, N.J., and Philadelphia on Wednesday, reporters in the back of the plane were able to monitor dozens of nearby aircraft in real time -- while the pilots in the cockpit had to radio air traffic control for the same information. The FAA arranged the demonstration flight to show the benefits of satellite-based ADS-B technology. "For the first time, the pilots and the controllers will actually be able to see the same thing," said an FAA official on the flight.

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