Re: VOODOO1 south of TTR

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Message posted by Joerg (Webmaster) (Member since 10/17/2000) on February 17, 2022 at 10:27:07 PST:

I did not see VOODOO1 when they were in the NTTR yesterday. But the 298xxx code is likely the same aircraft with one of its transponders configured for TIS-B. 298xxx is in the code range reserved for TIS-B. That service randomly assigns code in its assigned range to aircraft for tracking.

You can often see aircraft with a 298xxx code taking off from Nellis and then "disappearing" from tracking. They use TIS-B instead of the aircraft's assigned ICAO hex code while in public air space and turn the transponder off when they enter the NTTR airspace. That gives the aircraft a certain "anonymity" because the codes are assigned at random. And it still sort of satisfies the FAA requirement for an aircraft to broadcast its code while in public air space.

In Reply to: Re: VOODOO1 south of TTR posted by Primetime on February 17, 2022 at 6:29:24 PST:


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