Q: Will ADS-B Out be required where I fly?

A: Take a look at the airspace around your home airport

Starting January 1, 2020, you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace.

Download the Equip ADS-B Google Earth map to look at the location of ADS-B rule airspace at your home base and where you fly. Pan and zoom to different locations and turn on the various capabilities the map includes:

  • 3-dimensional depictions of rule airspace, airports, and temporary flight restrictions in real time
  • Overlays of ADS-B surveillance coverage — airspace where ATC can see aircraft transmitting ADS-B Out information at altitudes of 500', 1,500', 3,000', 5,000' and 10,000' AGL
  • Non-radar airspace where aircraft transmitting ADS-B can be seen by ATC

ADS-B Class A and C Airspaces as portrayed in the Equip ADS-B Google Earth Map ADS-B Coverage at 500' AGL as portrayed in the Equip ADS-B Google Earth Map ADS-B Coverage at 3000' AGL as portrayed in the Equip ADS-B Google Earth Map ADS-B Airspace Class E Airspace as portrayed in the Equip ADS-B Google Earth Map

Need help? Take a look at the instructions for how to download and view the Equip ADS-B Google Earth map.