Skybeacon users, when do you turn it on?

Discussion in 'Avionics and Upgrades' started by cgrab, Apr 10, 2019.

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Skybeacon users, when do you turn on your Skybeacon/NAV lights

  1. 1. Before engine start with the beacon

    16.7%
  2. 2. After engine start but before turning on the avionics/transponder

    50.0%
  3. 3. After avionics

    33.3%
  4. 4. After runup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 5. Just prior to entering the runway

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. cgrab

    cgrab Pattern Altitude

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    The validation process is rather tricky but once validated there is no set rule on when to turn on the Skybeacon. What are people doing?
     
  2. asicer

    asicer En-Route

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    It comes on with the position lights, hence, I turn it on when I get to the "LIGHTS - as required" item on my checklist. I believe that's after the "AVIONICS - on" item but now that I mention it, I'm not 100% sure.
     
  3. Unit74

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    Comes on prior to taxi. More and more ground based systems. They show up brown on the ground.
     
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    MBDiagMan En-Route

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    As I understand it, any ADS-B transponder is required to be on at any time that the plane is moving. From that I think it is clear that it should be on before the plane begins taxiing and remain on until it reaches destination and is finished taxiing.