Proper URL for getting the GAIRS report for your ADS-B rebate

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by lziegenhals, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. lziegenhals

    lziegenhals Pre-Flight PoA Supporter

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    I just learned something that I thought I'd pass on to save a headache for anyone else who might make the same mistake.

    We just had a GTX 345 installed in our Grumman, and as soon as I picked it up from the shop yesterday I took it for the required validation flight. I ran through the required maneuvers, and when I got home I requested the ADS-B flight report to get the incentive code for the rebate. I got the report in just a few minutes, and it was all clear. There were no failures or any red marks of any kind - but there was no incentive code.

    After scratching my head for a while, I realized the email had only one attachment - the Public ADS-B Performance Report ("PAPR"), but no GA Incentive Requirements Status Report ("GAIRS") attachment. After a bit more head scratching, I finally figured out what had happened. A while back when I was researching the rebate program I had bookmarked the various web pages related to the process. What I didn't realize was that there is more than one URL to reach the PAPR page. You must use the link on the rebate page if you want the to get your incentive code! I had instead bookmarked the one for generating normal PAPR reports, so that's all I got. After I resubmitted using the correct URL, I got an email with both attachments, including the GAIRS report with the incentive code.

    If you click the link on step 4 ("Fly and Validate") on the "General Aviation ADS-B Rebate Program" web page (which I'm sure most folks smarter than me have done) you'll get to the correct page for the rebate. For reference, that URL is https://adsbrebate.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx -- or just follow the steps on the rebate program page, which is what I should have done.

    If you instead click the link in the "ADS-B Out Equipped?" box on the "Equip ADS-B" page, you'll get a PAPR report but no GAIRS report. For reference, that URL is https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx. You can use that link any time to get an ADS-B performance report, but it won't include the rebate incentive code.

    The frustrating thing is that both request pages are nearly identical. The one for the rebate does have a big box at the top that says "Fly and Validate", but the other page gives no clue that it isn't the correct page if you're trying to get the rebate.

    Hopefully this will save someone a headache. If you've been trying to get through the process and have received the PAPR but no incentive code, make sure you used the correct link.

    Lee
     
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  2. Xftrplt

    Xftrplt Filing Flight Plan

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    Lee,
    Many, many thanks for this excellent post.
    It saved me from pulling out what little hair remains.
    Dick S.
     
  3. Jim Uselton

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    Lee,

    Thanks for your explanation of the two URL sites and the need to be on the right one for securing the PAPRR & GAIRS reports on the ADS-B Rebate program. Like Dick Schwartz above I was beginning to pull out my hair when thanks to you I discovered I was not on the Rebate Site. When I went there it all worked as promised.

    Jim Uselton
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  4. dbonnar

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    YES! YES! YES! YES! I scoured the FAA sites searching for 'GAIRS' info, however because their em to me only had one report (the public) I expected there was some 2nd secret way I was supposed to request the GAIRS! I am so grateful you wrote here and the process worked. Check is in the mail.
    Thanks again.