ADL Device Tracking
Unless deactivated by the pilot every ADL device on an active service plan will transmit a satellite
position update for every take off, landing and every 10 minutes while in flight. This is meant for
search and rescue purposes in remote areas but as a side effect you also get a summary of your
flight times. There is no extra charge for a fair use of this service while you are on an active
service plan. You do not have to connect the iPad/iPhone/Android device for this purpose, powering
up the ADL device is sufficient.
There is a special link you can also put in your flight plan so ATC can use this feature in an
emergency outside of radar coverage.
Iridium GO Tracking
The Iridium GO device allows you to send periodic position reports. Technically an SMS/text is send by
the device and you pay whatever your current Iridium SIM charges you per SMS. There is no detection for
take off or landing so the updates are sent from power up to power down of the GO. You can
configure our server as the recipient of those SMS and then the tracking points will be visualized
on our map in your account. Compared to the ADL device there is no list of flight times as the take off
and landing information is missing and the position reports do not contain your true track and speed
but this feature is still valuable for search and rescue purposes.