ADS-B isn't just for fixed wing aircraft — it's also an important tool for helicopters. For the Prince George's County Police Department, having ADS-B is a critical component of every flight.

By January 1, 2020, you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details.

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Do I have to equip? Take a look at our decision flowchart. If you use a temporary unique call sign, remember: call sign and ADS-B transmitter must match.

What are the rules? Get an overview of ADS-B requirements per airspace.

What equipment should I use? View the list of FAA certified equipment or search our database for ADS-B compliant equipment.

Who's Equipped? See equipage levels by category.

ADS-B Out Equipped? Find out if your equipment is working properly.

Need information on Exemption 12555? The FAA has granted Exemption 12555 with a strict, limited timeframe in which operators must equip with new navigation receivers. Read information and materials needed to obtain Exemption 12555.

Have a TIS-B, FIS-B, or ADS-B problem to report? Email us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Questions about equipping? Please see our FAQs or contact us at

20 months until equipage deadline. Don't get left in the hangar: you must equip by Jan 1, 2020