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Jeremy

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Helicopters
« on: January 21, 2010, 12:34:27 PM »
I can understand military helos not being shown but do commercial helos have mode-s?
Are they shown on PP?
There are some airport web sites in the USA where helos are shown so something must be possible?
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RodBearden

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Re: Helicopters
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 12:45:15 PM »
We get occasional returns from Super Pumas, especially around Aberdeen, so some definitely have Mode-S.

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Re: Helicopters
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 12:58:03 PM »
In the UK at least, helicopters that habitually fly IFR usually have Mode S.
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Re: Helicopters
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 01:42:31 PM »
I think Jeremy meant ADS-B. Most mil helicopters have Mode-s but do not broadcast ADS-B.

Some helicopters, particularly those working the North Sea, have full ADS-B.

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