North Weald Radio, the Air/Ground Communication Service provided by North Weald Airfield, officially start their Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial on Wednesday 1st May 2019.
Information for pilots based at or visiting North Weald is published here:
North Weald specific arrangements for Airspace4All GA airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial
Authorised by CAA, North Weald’s Air/Ground Operators are using an ADS-B Ground Receiver, loaned by Airspace4All. This receives identification and position data broadcast by ADS-B Out equipped aircraft which is fed to a Traffic Display screen. This aids their situational awareness and enhances traffic safety. The intention is for the trial to run for six months.
For the duration of the trial North Weald will be providing daily feedback, which will contribute to an Airspace4All report to enable the CAA to assess this capability and give consideration to policy change authorising use of ADS-B real-time traffic displays by GA ATS units.
Additionally, it is hoped this trial will encourage further development of technology to support ATS provision at UK GA airfields.