The Story Behind The Author
John Ferrara brings a unique blend of knowledge and experience to the task of providing a clear and accurate practical presentation on the many aspects of ADS-B.
His New Interest is ADS-B
The retirement from Sarnoff meant much more time to pursue aviation interests. John started flying in 1960, is instrument rated, and has about 6000 hours, including many hours of flight instructing. He owns and regularly flies a Piper Twin Comanche ADS-B equipped. The aircraft is based at KTTN Trenton, New Jersey, and spends many hours flying in the high-density airspace between New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
John’s interest in ADS-B grew from a desire to purchase ADS-B for his Twin Comanche.
Although there was a great deal of literature on ADS-B, sorting out the ‘correct’ information and filling in the gaps turned out to be a large task.
As a result of contacts made in researching ADS-B, John was invited to join the RTCA SC-286 committee preparing a new technical document for the FIS-B (Flight Information System-Broadcast) system. The RTCA documents become the technological basis for the FAA TSO requirements and are generally referenced in the TSO.
About His Books
Serving on this committee for many years provided an opportunity to learn about many FAA and industry ADS-B leaders and a way to develop an in-depth understanding of the ADS-B system.
ADS-B Guide is John’s second book on Avionics. He previously wrote ‘Every Pilot’s Guide to Aviation Electronics’, which is now out of print.