Unfortunately the majority of aircraft we are likely to encounter very rarely have ADSB installed. Unlike the proposed Network Remote ID the CAA are proposing for drone and recreational model plane users, general aviation is not obligated to carry ADSB when flying in certain airspace classifications
yeah fully aware of this issue. Its a crazy one that - a small aircraft is more of a danger to a commercial airliner ( granted it will show up on radar ) but the more info to hand the better I say as you can always filter out what you don’t need but if you don’t have it then … madness and it seems we are the issue haha - CAA you need to give your head a wobble
The aircraft around me are either general aviation from Goodwood, normally ok at >500 feet unless sightseeing low over the sea 100 feet from shore, military and coastguard helicopters at any height from zero feet - and not obliged to have ADS-B and paramotor pilots who are like aggressive cyclists, rules do not apply when flying lawnmoers in the sky!
I have quite a few big planes from EMA near me - they look so close as they are so big - would have been cool to see there actual distance and if I do pose a risk.
None of the air / drone app’s say where I am flying is a risk area - I am around 15km / 9miles from the end of EMA runway. Just thought it was odd to not see the info as its all available on the likes of FlightRadar etc
the problem is ADS-B is not mandatory in the UK (or EU I suspect) but it is apparently mandatory in the us by the FCC.
if the CAA are truly interested in aircraft safety it should be made mandatory for all manned aircraft.
that way you have clear early warning when flying FPV… and may not require an observer…(still required in the us)
it should be activated on all manned aircraft including military, except if they are doing something covert like police helicopter on occasion. but there should be the acceptance that if you fly dark… don’t expect everyone to know you are there… take responsibility for your actions on all sides.