Reply To: TONIGHT! – Chicagoland Glider Council Mtg with FAA ATC

Welcome to Sky Soaring Forums General Discussion TONIGHT! – Chicagoland Glider Council Mtg with FAA ATC Reply To: TONIGHT! – Chicagoland Glider Council Mtg with FAA ATC

#10647
Dennis BurkeDennis Burke
Participant

This  was a important presentation by Eddie T., from Tracon, esp since our Club gliders do it have mode C transponder, as many of the Private ships at SSI do, some privates also with ads-b Out. These 2 allow ATC and GA (having ads-b In) to see the traffic.Those club ships doing day-member or Mile high scenic are at a disadvantage of not being noticed or tracked by ATC for clearance / separation to ORD arrivals that are landing eastbound.  Anyone attempting XC with a Club single-place would also be unnoticed by ATC.  

Another fact is that 55LL is not yet displayed on ATC radar…..hopefully that will change soon.

We learned tonite that if a glider has Transponder, they can request Flight Following from ATC & use code 1202, and show up on radar.