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EC rebate scheme reminder

A Skywise notice from the UK Civil Aviation Authority reminds pilots that the Department for Transport Electronic Conspicuity (EC) Rebate Scheme is due to close on 31 March 2024.

The scheme aims to improve airspace safety by encouraging the adoption of EC (see and avoid) devices that enhance situational awareness for pilots. Eligible applicants still have an opportunity to claim a 50% rebate on the purchase cost of an EC device, up to a maximum of £250.

While the CAA and DfT aren’t recommending any specific device, they do suggest that “all pilots understand and consider the functional benefits, and limitations, of any EC device”.

Devices currently recognised under the rebate scheme include ADS-B Out transponders, FLARM, Pilot Aware Rosetta and Sky Echo 2.

Additional information about the EC Rebate Scheme, including eligibility requirements and the application process can be found here.

Author: FTN Editor

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