To say that the system surrounding ADS-B traffic is confusing would be an understatement. UAT, TIS-B, 1090ES, ADS-B Out, ADS-R, FIS-B and the list of acronyms goes on, but what is really essential to get accurate and reliable traffic in the cockpit?
Portable ADS-B receivers for the iPad (like the Garmin GDL 39 and the Stratus 2S) have made traffic in the cockpit much more accessible, but it can be challenging at times to know if you’re seeing everything that’s out there. Take this quiz and test if you can spot the traffic at 12 o’clock high or if you need to check your six.
Read our ADS-B Traffic 101 for an in-depth description on how the system will affect you as a pilot.