Thank you for participating in the FAA's rebate program. We are no longer accepting new reservations. All of the 20,000 rebates have been reserved. If you have an existing reservation, please complete the final steps on time to ensure you receive your $500. Be aware that your equipment installation and flight validation must occur prior to January 1, 2020 to be eligible to fly in most controlled airspace.
- Install within 90 days of rebate reservation
- Fly and validate within 60 days of installation
- Claim your rebate
Starting 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.
Need to validate and claim a rebate?
Eligible equipment: ADS-B Out avionics that have received an ADS-B Technical Standard Order authorization and meet ADS-B Out rule requirements (software upgrades of existing equipment are not eligible). Rebates are not available for aircraft already equipped or for which the FAA has paid or committed to upgrade.
Proof of equipage: Rebate reservations can only be made within 90 days of installation. Within 60 days of installation, aircraft must be flown in "rule airspace" as defined in 14 CFR 91.225 for a minimum of 30 minutes with at least 10 aggregate minutes of maneuvering (AC 20-165B contains flight maneuver recommendations).
- Read the ADS-B Rebate Program Rules (PDF)
- View the Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Statement and Privacy Act Statement (PDF) for the collection of information under the ADS-B Rebate Program.
Rebate Flight Validation Requirements: The ADS-B rebate flight validation MUST be flown in the ADS-B mandated airspace defined in 14 CFR 91.225 (above 10kft MSL in Class E or within the boundaries of Class B and Class C airspace) for 30 minutes. This type of flight is essential to validate that the new avionics were installed properly and are FAA rule compliant.
Rebate Payment: Once your rebate claim is approved, your rebate payment will arrive at your address within 4 weeks.
ADS-B Rebate Program Steps
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Install the TSO-certified ADS-B avionics on your eligible aircraft.
Fly per program rules within 60 days of installation date to validate equipment performance; receive incentive code. The ADS-B rebate flight validation MUST be flown in the ADS-B mandated airspace defined in 14 CFR 91.225 (above 10kft MSL in Class E or within the boundaries of Class B and Class C airspace) for 30 minutes. Request flight validation.
Within 60 days of the installation date, use your Rebate Reservation Code and Incentive Code to claim your rebate.
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