Bringing affordable TABS GPS technology to SSA

February 26, 2018

Leaders in ADS-B technology, Trig Avionics are bringing compact transponder and TABS GPS technology to the Soaring Society of America (SAA) Reno show.

The TN72 TABS GPS position source is ideal for glider pilots, as a highly affordable and practical way to become ADS-B Out equipped (with a Trig transponder).

Sailplanes can be short on cockpit space and require small and energy efficient avionics. Trig equipment is compact and light, the TN72 TABS GPS weighs just 3.8 ounces. This unit is certified and meets TSO-C199; it provides positional data to enhance transponder visibility, in both busy and remote airspace.

Although ADS-B is optional for gliders, in open airspace, the reassurance ADS-B provides allows pilots to fly with confidence. A TN72 TABS GPS will also trigger a full traffic service from ADS-B ground stations, allowing the potential for live monitoring of commercial and GA traffic.

Trig Marketing Manager Jon Roper said, “We are really looking forward to the convention, sharing developments with soaring pilots and meeting customers at our booth and in our ADS-B workshop.”

With an established dealer presence across North America and a dedicated Trig Service Center, more pilots are choosing Trig. This includes stars of the SSA show, the Perlan 2 high altitude glider team, developed by Airbus. All successful missions have been conducted using Trig equipment that was installed in the Perlan 2 in 2015.

Soaring pilots can be assured that Trig equipment provides the best mix of features, quality and value. The TN72 TABS GPS costs $ 389, a matching certified antenna the TA70 GPS Antenna is available and costs $ 345. A Trig compact transponder, the TT22 costs $ 2,295 – a package cost for a certified ADS-B Out will be sub $ 3,000 (product prices shown as list / ex tax).