Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: ADS-B Rebate, not as gone as they say, get yourself one.

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    412
    Post Thanks / Like

    ADS-B Rebate, not as gone as they say, get yourself one.

    I finally got around to installing my ADS-B, a simple enough process with a modern transponder and a Garmin GDL-82, power, ground, GPS antennae, TXP antennae and a cable to the TXP. Building a mounting bracket took me the most time as I installed it under the rear seat in my PA-12. Oh yea, and don't forget to test your cables with an ohm meter before you install them to ensure they are built properly, I hear that can add some time to a project.

    I then went on the FAA website to see about a $500 rebate. Of course they were already all allocated out, but wait there's more. They are only allocated for a 60 day period. if someone has a rebate reservation but doesn't install and request a rebate within the 60 days their rebate goes back into the pool to be reallocated. Every Wednesday at 9 a.m. Eastern time the FAA reallocates the unused rebates. Here's a link to the spot: https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/ Scroll down to Step 2, click on the link and it will tell you if there are any rebates available, if there are fill out the form it sends you to and you're in, I think I tried only 2 or 3 Wednesdays before I got in.

    So today I did the required certification flight, since I live 200 miles from the nearest ADS-B required airspace I just flew the 12 up to 12,500 and tooled around for 30 minutes, ok 45 minutes cuz I didn't want to miss it by a minute or 2. I went up to 12,500 just to be sure I had good radar service and frankly I was curious if the old girl would make it up that high, but around these parts you need at least 10K to get radar service. I did contact Salt Lake center to see if they had me on radar, they did and that was that, I don't think I would have had to talk to them at all.

    This afternoon I started on the internet paperwork part of the deal to get my $500. Easy peasy, it took 15-20 minutes and the check is in the mail. Easiest $500 I've made in a long time. If I can do it, no reason you can't as well.

    Doug
    Staying alive in an airplane has a lot more to do with mastering ourselves than mastering the aircraft.
    Thanks Delta Cub thanked for this post
    Likes CharlieN, algonquin liked this post

  2. #2
    jimboflying's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    493
    Post Thanks / Like
    The FAA site says 1pm ET. Is it really at 9am?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    412
    Post Thanks / Like
    Oops, you are right, I turned the clock the wrong way. I should have said what I knew, 11a.m. mountain time. Sorry 'bout that, 1pm eastern is right.
    Staying alive in an airplane has a lot more to do with mastering ourselves than mastering the aircraft.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Lake Metigoshe, ND
    Posts
    56
    Post Thanks / Like
    I went on the web site every Wednesday at 11:00 starting July 1st up until August 14th. I could never get a returned reservation, so I just gave up and had my ADSB installed. I've since flowen it and checked it out. It works

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    85
    Post Thanks / Like
    It took me about four tries before I was able to get in..., I e-mailed FAA after missing it one morning (10:00 in Californication) and they responded that you have to log in at exactly 1:00 and be prepared to fill out the request immediately... all available reservations are gone within 3-4 minutes! I finished the install the next day, flew it for an hour and got a green light from FAA...., checks in the mail!
    Likes mike mcs repair liked this post

  6. #6
    rmac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Don’t give up. I got one today at 1:00 sharp, maybe a minute before, first try. This was my fourth week of trying.
    Likes mike mcs repair liked this post

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    412
    Post Thanks / Like
    It actually worked, August 8 to today, 7 weeks, not bad. Though they did suggest I cash the check right away as the rebate program ends in October. Now.... decisions, decisions.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190927_173303.jpg 
Views:	27 
Size:	88.5 KB 
ID:	44677
    Staying alive in an airplane has a lot more to do with mastering ourselves than mastering the aircraft.
    Likes mike mcs repair liked this post

Similar Threads

  1. ADS-B Rebate.
    By Eddie Foy in forum Cafe Supercub
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 05-14-2019, 10:15 PM
  2. ADS B rebate is back...I may get off the couch this time
    By Paul Jackson in forum Products, Purchases, Reviews & Prices
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 11-02-2018, 02:05 PM
  3. FAA Offers ADS-B Rebate!
    By SJ in forum In The News
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-08-2016, 11:07 AM
  4. Spot Rebate
    By TulsaDave in forum Cafe Supercub
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-21-2009, 11:05 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •