Stratus™ 1S ADS-B Receiver for iPad

Regular Price: $549.00

Special Price $449.00

Regular Price: $549.00

Special Price $449.00

Availability: Out of stock

Product ID: 2184A

Made for ForeFlight

Stratus™ is the simple-to-use, pocket-sized, wireless receiver that transforms your iPad into the ultimate flight tool. Get subscription-free weather, GPS information and ADS-B traffic – all integrated with ForeFlight Mobile. The Stratus 1S is an incredible value, but features the same pilot-friendly design that has made Stratus the best-selling ADS-B receiver in aviation.

Subscription-free in-flight weather

In-flight weather

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Made for ForeFlight

Stratus™ is the simple-to-use, pocket-sized, wireless receiver that transforms your iPad into the ultimate flight tool. Get subscription-free weather, GPS information and ADS-B traffic – all integrated with ForeFlight Mobile. The Stratus 1S is an incredible value, but features the same pilot-friendly design that has made Stratus the best-selling ADS-B receiver in aviation.

Subscription-free in-flight weather

In-flight weatherYou can view in-flight weather on your iPad, including NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, NOTAMs and more. It's updated every 5-10 minutes and there are no subscription fees – ever. Plus, Stratus Replay allows you to turn off the iPad screen in flight and save battery; when you turn the screen on again, Stratus will automatically send all the weather information you missed. This can double your iPad's battery life.

Single band ADS-B traffic

TrafficStratus 1S includes a single band (978 MHz) ADS-B receiver so it can display traffic information right on the ForeFlight Maps page. See relative altitude, climb/descent rate and projected track. Picks up aircraft equipped with 978 MHz ADS-B Out as well as all aircraft equipped with Mode C transponders via ADS-B rebroadcast (if your airplane is equipped with ADS-B Out). Note: ADS-B traffic is limited unless your aircraft has ADS-B Out installed in the panel.

WAAS GPS unlocks track up and terrain

TerrainWith the built-in WAAS GPS receiver, Stratus allows you to view moving maps, track up displays and high resolution terrain maps in ForeFlight. The smart GPS locks on fast and typically provides 1 meter accuracy. Replaces the need for a separate GPS receiver--Stratus has it all!

The Stratus Platform

Seamless integration with ForeFlight Mobile

ForeFlightStratus is the only ADS-B receiver that works with ForeFlight, aviation’s most popular app. That’s because Stratus was designed from the ground up to integrate with the app, so you can view complete status information right from the moving map page. Stratus simply works the right way.

Works with Apple Watch

Apple WatchWith a Stratus on board and connected to iPhone, ADS-B weather is delivered right to ForeFlight for Apple Watch. Easily view current METARs for airports in your recents and favorites lists. A customizable dashboard of flight instruments is also available, which helps you keep track of information like ETE, ETA, distance to destination, track, ground speed, GPS altitude, and more.

Designed to work with the stratus ESG transponder

ADS-B outGet a complete traffic picture when you add Stratus ESG - the only ADS-B Out transponder made specifically for Stratus. This all-in-one solution, which includes a built-in WAAS GPS, meets the 2020 FAA mandate, and offers improved reception and full-time power for your Stratus portable.

 

Pilot-friendly design

  • Easy one button operation - just turn it on and fly.
  • Completely wireless - can be mounted anywhere.
  • Outstanding battery life - over 8 hours for all-day flying.
  • Enhanced reception - no external antennas required.
  • Optional WiFi security setting - ideal for airline operations.
  • Improved thermal capabilities - automatic fan keeps Stratus cool.
  • Rugged USB-C charging connector - same as found on new Macbooks.
  • Works well in turbine airplanes - weather reception at FL410.
  • Designed by pilots and made in USA – Stratus is built to last.

In the box

  • Stratus™ 1S Receiver
  • Suction Cup with Cradle 
  • Charging Cable
  • Wall Outlet Charging Plug
  • Molded Case for Storage
  • Pilot's Guide

Notes

  • WiFi connection allows 5 iPads and/or iPhones to connect to Stratus simultaneously.
  • ADS-B coverage varies by location and altitude – does not work on the ground in most locations. Coverage not available outside US.
  • Comes with charging cable and 110V wall plug; charging cable works with all 2.1 amp cigarette lighter plugs as well (sold separately).
  • Also includes suction cup mount, deluxe carrying case and pilot's guide.
  • For fleet sales, please contact ForeFlight at sales@foreflight.com

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John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Just received and used a few times now. Provides good traffic info but haven't yet been in any weather.
November 12, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
This ads-b works and it has saved me from mid air collision. I knew I’d need ads-b to have additional safety net from heavy traffic volume in Phoenix.
Stratus 1S saved me from mid air collision today and I will count on it every time I go up.
Stratus 1S saved me from mid air collision today and I will count on it every time I go up.
October 19, 2017
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1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Lost my magnetometer and a lot of features on a x-country vfr trip with a G1000 equipped airplane. Because I was using the Stratus as backup I still had weather and terrain. Made ADM much easier. Sporty's even refunded $100 from my purchase price when I found out it was on sale within 30 days after.
September 30, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Very easy set up. the window mount worked the best for plane.
The real time weather and information is wonderful. It is not "out-going" The traffic is not so helpful - and as more planes are actually broadcasting, the traffic icons will make the map very busy. all traffic at all altitudes show up on the screen. It would be nice to filter out traffic not near my altitude.
September 1, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
There is a traffic filter in ForeFlight. From the Maps page, tap the settings button at the top left (gear symbol) then select "Hide distant traffic."
September 25, 2017
John ZimmermanStaff
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Stratus 1S
Bought the 1S primarily for the GPS, traffic and weather interface with Firelight. The Stratus WIFI works seamlessly with the IPAD once we did the initial setup- just push the power button and it turns on and quickly links up with Foreflight. It does lose weather and traffic info at low altitudes depending on where you're flying, so keep that in mind.
July 19, 2017
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4 months ago
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5 / 5
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Would You Recommend?
Yes
As advertised. Excellent product, simple and efficient.
July 15, 2017
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5 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
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Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great for summer flying in Florida!
I just brought this in advance of a flight to Key West, Florida. Used it with ForeFlight and I can say it is one of the best flying investments I've made. Worked great. Gave an excellent picture of thunderstorms throughout the 400 mile trip. Highly recommended!
July 9, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great product, needs more mounting options
After much reviewing of ADS-b in options, I went with the Stratus 1S to pair with my Foreflight on my IPAD. This is a perfect combination for a number of software compatibility reasons.
The 1S is REALLY SIMPLE to operate, and runs at least 6-8 hours on a full charge (I actually have not "run it out of battery" in a day of flying yet. Recharge takes a few hours once home.
The information I receive is fantastic! I fly a Piper Cub and a Cessna 172 routinely for business, and my 1S accompanies me in both for much better weather and traffic SA. I have not had any GPS or traffic information issues.

My only gripe, is that the suction cup mount does fall off the window at times (scary on an airplane with an open side door), and the panel mount is fine, except in the southeast, a panel mount tends to cook most anything. I would like to see Stratus offer another RAM ball mount option, to mount it more securely than the suction cup on a window option.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Stratus 1S and will buy the ESG for ADS-b out in a few months so I will have the full enchilada.
June 30, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Solid Investment
I tried the low cost knock-off product, and believe me, the real deal is worth the investment. Solid unit, and easy to use. My testing showed 8+ hours of battery life. Good traffic and weather reception.
April 14, 2017
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Great tool-especially when renting an aircraft
Although I have all of the features in my experimental, when I rent, having the GPS features as well as the ADS-B makes for a more complete aircraft.
February 22, 2017
Question and Answer
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I usually fly on the weekend so the debate is to get the 1S or spend the extra money for the 2S. Not sure which one i want to purchase?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought the 1S because I wanted access to METARs and radar while in the air. From what I can tell, the advantage of the 2S is the AHARS (backup attitude indicator) and the dual-band traffic. However, the reviews told me that the traffic is incomplete anyway (I think it will be until everyone has ADS-B out anyway), and the airplanes I usually fly have AHARS and backup vacuum instruments, making the advantages of the 2S not worth the extra money.
Single band vs dual band ads b?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought the Stratus 1S and flew from Florida to Oregon, single pilot, VFR and was very glad to have it. Weather in the cockpit is irreplaceable and helped in my decision making. Traffic was called out and visible but I was sure to keep in mind that it was only traffic that was equipped with ADS-B Out; there was still other traffic that wasn't depicted (important to remember). Did I miss that I didn't have synthetic vision? Nope. I flew day VFR and didn't need it.
Do I have to have internet connection to link the s1 to my ipad? Or is it via Bluetooth?
A shopper on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No the Stratus will connect as a wifi network.
does the weather work in Canada?
Michael W on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The weather is obtain via ADS-B which is available only in the US.
Will the 1s receive air to air from 1090 out transponders?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 1s receives 978 MHz only.
Is the inflight METAR/TAF Data via the Stratus 1S available in Alaska?
Jack M on Mar 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on whether you are within the ADS-B coverage area, and at sufficient altitude to receive the signal. Go to: https://www.faa.gov/next gen/programs/ads/ICM/
Is there a android app?
Daniel S on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is not and android app for this Software. Foreflight is only available for Apple. Garmin offers a similar app for android, Garmin Pilot. It does not work with the Stratus receiver.
Will this work only on fore flight or can I use it with Wing X pro which is what I use on my iPad?
Ken D on Sep 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is exclusively for use with Foreflight.
Will this work with an IPAD mini 2?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Stratus unit will work with all iPad. Foreflight is the software that displays the information from the Stratus to the iPad. Foreflight currently is compatible with the iPad Mini.
GPS will work outside US ? Even whitout buying the app
Quique on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The GPS will work outside the us but works exclusively with Foreflight.
Sratus s1 worksonly in usa ? Or it can be use any where in the world
A shopper on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Stratus unit(s) will work world wide as a GPS. The ADS-B functions only work within the US.
Will the standard RAM ball connection, connect to the mount used on the window mount instead of the suction cup mount?
Jon E on Jul 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will
my question is why are these things so hard to get a hold of?
A shopper on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Currently production of the unit is behind schedule. We expect to have units to ship on 6.12.17.
Is it work in midle east and can i got the picture for weather radar during the program or only work in usa?
Yazeed on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the weather only works in the US.
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