When will SkyBeacon be available?
SkyBeacon will be available for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft late 2017. It will subsequently be available to a large number of certified aircraft through an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STL). Certification is expected in Q1 of 2018.
What about a matching version for the starboard (right) wing?
A matching starboard LED light assembly will be available as an option at release.
Will there be a version with strobes?
There is a version of SkyBeacon with anti-collision lights (strobes) under development.
Will there be a version with aft (rear) position lights?
Yes, a version with rear position lights is also in development.
Will SkyBeacon work outside the U.S.?
No. SkyBeacon transmits on UAT (978MHz). The UAT (978MHz) frequency is only approved for use in the United States below FL180 (18,000′). For international travel or flight above FL180, a 1090ES transponder is required.