My Equipment Code with ADSB?

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  1. Shoomp

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    I’m not sure if I’ve got the right equipment code:
    • 172S
    • ADSB on 978 (UAT). I believe this is the “U-1” equipment code
    • GPS MFD - original 2007 Bendix King
    • Two vhf radios with nav
    • HDI on vhf or GPS
    • Glide slope indicator
    • Transponder with altitude
    • ELT
    I believe the code is SG/SU-1 but I’m not sure. Any help would much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    https://www.faa.gov/about/office_or..._plan_filing/media/fpl_brochure_(change3).pdf

    I still don’t understand the benefit to spam can GA inside the US and Canada.
    Actually, I don’t understand the benefit to spam can GA anywhere.

    But back to your question....

    Using Foreflight, I get CGLO/U1
    but what do I know. I believe FF.

    Hm...wonder if there’s an option in FF to do my taxes, too.

    BTW...as per FAA the ICAO flight plan is only for flights “over the high seas” so why do we have to do this?

    Leidos created a cheat sheet:
    http://download.aopa.org/advocacy/0...496.197904160.1565015475-279783132.1506440972
     
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  3. Brad W

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    timely question for me! This has been something I have on my list of things to work on.
    way way more complicated than what I remember....
    I know the 172 I'm flying has a garmin 650 GPS and an old school navcom, no DME....but I have no idea what the code for it is
     
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    If your 650 is current, you have DME.
     
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    I was under the impression you had to have an actual DME to check the box for DME in the ICAO equipment codes.
     
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    I logged into the Leidos page and filled out the form without filing... I now have the “official” list of items on nav and com to put into FF.
     
  7. Brad W

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    are you sure? I understand it can be used as a substitute for DME for approaches, but it's not actually DME....or does it have a DME radio built in? Best I can tell it does not.....

    I did a little more research
    mine has a GTX345, but I can't tell if that would be Surveil type E? or Type L? or maybe something else....
    and for equipment.... I'm thinking "SG", but that's without confidence....

    gone are the days when a pilot could look at a panel and just know, I suppose....
     
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    maybe a dumb question, but how did you determine this?
     
  9. Shoomp

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    The FAA has a doc, linked in the second post that lists the two different codes for the flavor of ADSB. This 172 has a tailbeacon and I’ve confirmed it’s on 978. Seems like a lot of codes though.
     
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    Avidynne recommends the following codes for an IFD540 equipped airplane. I imagine a Garmin GTN equipped airplane could be similar:
    RECOMMENDED ICAO EQUIPMENT CODES
    Avidyne recommends the following set of ICAO codes when filing for aircraft equipped with at least one IFD:
    B – LPV
    G - GPS
    R – PBN Approved
    S – VHF, VOR, ILS †
    Y – VHF w/8.33 kHz spacing †

    With a PBN string of:
    A1 – RNP10 (Oceanic) (may require a LOA)
    B2 – RNAV-5 (Enroute)
    C2 – RNAV-2 (RNAV Q-Routes and T-Routes over land)
    D2 – RNAV-1 (Terminal)
    L1 – RNP4 (Oceanic) (may require a LOA)
    O2 – RNP1 (Terminal)
    S1 – RNP APCH (RNAV and/or GPS Approaches without RF legs)

    And if combined with an AXP340 or AXP322 transponder, the surveillance codes are:
    E – Mode S, including aircraft ID, pressure altitude, extended squitter
    B1 – ADS-B with dedicated 1090 MHz ADS-B Out capability

    And if a SkyTrax100 (MLB100) receiver is installed,
    U2 – 978 (UAT) In receiver
     
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    Unless you’re flying across the oceans in the flight levels, not sure if PBN is relevant or even worth listing on the flight plan.
     
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    GTN 650, STEC30 AP - I file "SG" for com/nav and "CU2" for Surveillance (Mode A/C transponder and UAT ADSB in/out). Never had an issue IFR or VFR FF. I suspect if someone asks me in the air, I'll say "/Golf" as I'll never remember the ICAO convention ( I had to look it up for this post ). My CFII and IR DPE were both fine with this.