TSO skyBeacon - For Certified Aircraft
Well, the big (positive) news is the SkyBeacon will be approved...soon....maybe by late July? Many of us recieved a direct e-mail from IFly (thank you!).
I was very excited about this LAST YEAR when they said they were going to be approved by "early 2018" and then it slipped once or twice...
How confident are we that the certfied TSO version will be out next month? Where are we in the FAA approval process?
I think it is fair to ask....
Many of my flying buddies are still reeling over the Navworx debacle, and are skittish about "off brand" ADSB systems outside of the big-name producers who they say will back a product years from now....maybe. (A buddy of mine got stuck with a Navworx and is out thousands of $$$.)
So, many of us are still in the "wait and see" mode if the SkyBeacon is the "real deal" for a pernament ADSB-Out solution that is reliable, will pass all FAA certs, and will hold up with tech support, etc.
The price is right at $1849! We really admire the folks at SkyBeacon for coming out with such an innovative and creative solution!
So, does anyone HAVE one already (non-TSO) and what do you think of it? Anyone planning on a TSO version for their certified aircraft? Thoughts? I am interested....just seeking what others are thinking. I can ONLY afford to do this ONCE!
Thanks, Mike Marra, N714AJ