Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver for iPad

Synthetic Vision is Now Available!

$899.00

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Product ID: 8217A

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Subscription-Free Weather, ADS-B Traffic, Moving Map GPS, Backup Attitude - All In One Screen.

The award-winning Stratus turns your iPad into the ultimate pilot tool, delivering subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, GPS position and attitude information – all from a wireless receiver that fits in your pocket. But more capability doesn’t mean you have to compromise. Stratus still features over 8 hours of battery life, easy one-button operation and costs 30% less than comparable ADS-B receivers. It simply works the right way.

Synthetic Vision - Now Available!

ForeFlight's new Synthetic Vision feature rewrites the book on situational awareness. With luminous terrain, night sky view, hands-free declutter, and a brilliant obstacle awareness system, ForeFlight with Synthetic Vision will forever change the way you fly. With Stratus 2, ForeFlight's synthetic vision really comes alive. The built-in AHRS drives a super responsive pitch and bank instrument in the center of the Synthetic Vision view. In an emergency situation, you’ve got a backup glass cockpit on your iPad that can help you stay aware of your position and surroundings.

Synthetic Vision is available with ForeFlight Mobile as a $25/year add-on to your Basic or Pro subscription, and is available for United States and Canada coverages.

Subscription-free in-flight weather

ForeFlight terrain

Just like the original Stratus, you 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. 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. Also includes animated radar, so you can monitor trends in a storm. Just tap the play button.

Built-in AHRS for backup attitude

Built-in AHRS for backup attitude

Stratus includes a complete Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for backup attitude information in the cockpit. It aligns itself automatically, so you can just turn it on and fly. Now you can view a backup attitude indicator, GPS groundspeed and altitude on your iPad--in a beautiful split screen mode right in ForeFlight. Works in portrait or landscape. (Not to be used for primary reference.)

Dual band ADS-B traffic

Dual band ADS-B traffic

Stratus includes a dual band (978 MHz and 1090 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 all aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out as well as some aircraft equipped with Mode C transponders. Note: ADS-B traffic is limited unless your aircraft has ADS-B Out installed in the panel.

WAAS GPS unlocks track up and terrain

WAAS GPS unlocks track up and terrain

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

Automatic flight data recorder

Automatic flight data recorder

Stratus is the first ADS-B receiver to offer a complete flight data recorder system. When this is enabled, Stratus automatically records your flight--complete with GPS position, altitude speed and attitude. Flight logs are saved in ForeFlight, and can be viewed online, in Google Earth or in the CloudAhoy app. Ideal for proficiency flights and CFIs.

8-hour battery means no wires

Built for ForeFlight

Even with all these features, Stratus remains totally wireless. With its 8-hour battery life, you can fly all day without bringing along a charging cable. Just turn on Stratus and go flying.

Built for ForeFlight

Built-in AHRS for backup attitude

Stratus 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.

30% Smaller, higher performance case

Smaller case

Even though the new Stratus has more capability, it features a smaller case size, better GPS performance and better ADS-B reception. It's also more heat-resistant, with a built-in fan.

Designed, tested and built in the USA

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Stratus is built by pilots like you, so we know that quality is more than just a tagline. Stratus is engineered, tested and manufactured in the United States, ensuring you receive the best-made, most reliable ADS-B receiver on the market.

From the Press

"Amazingly reliable and easy." Tom Haines—AOPA

"As good as it gets." Robert Goyer—Flying Magazine

"Stratus II is the top value." Paul Bertorelli— Aviation Consumer

"The responsiveness and accuracy of the Stratus AHRS was nothing short of incredible." Guy Maher—Vertical Magazine

Notes:

  • WiFi connection allows multiple 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 (sold separately) as well.
  • Also includes dash mount, carrying bag and pilot's guide.

Stratus 1 vs. Stratus 2

The first and second generation Stratus receivers share a lot in common: both receive subscription-free ADS-B weather, both include a WAAS GPS, both are totally wireless, both feature an 8-hour battery life and both work with ForeFlight Mobile. Stratus 2 adds dual band ADS-B traffic (Stratus 1 is single band, so not as complete a traffic picture) and a built-in AHRS for backup attitude information. Stratus 2 is also 30% smaller, with improved GPS performance and better heat resistance. Stratus 1 is $499 and Stratus 2 is $899

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Since I received the Stratus II I count on it like a good friend. Then when it just stopped in midflight I felt betrayed. Well not really. But the good news is, Sporty's replaced this unit in 6 days and now I have my confidence back for weather and traffic. Good job Sporty's
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Mac | Commercial | 3/11/2015
 
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We use it in a Challenger 604. So far it has worked great.

It works great , as advertised.
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flybuddy01 | ATP | 2/11/2015
 
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easy to set up, love the weather, metars, and traffic.no problems even at FL13-14
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Guest | EL DORADO HLS, California, US | Private | 2/6/2015
 
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Guest | Instrument | 2/3/2015
 
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Don't even need a manual works as advertised.
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The rubber holder is difficult to use.

A tremendous value given all the things it does.
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Guest | Private | 2/2/2015
 
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Don't even need a manual works as advertised.
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The rubber holder is difficult to use.

A tremendous value given all the things it does.
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Guest | Private | 2/2/2015
 
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Very, very easy to set up and use. It is basically plug and play.
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It seems a bit sensitive. When I first got it I couldn't get it to come on. I have since got it to work. The other issue is the dash mount. It is very difficult to put the mount and the rubber pad together and keep them together. They keep coming apart whenever you touch it. Might have to glue them together. The window mount might be a better option.

After 3 flights with it I am very satisfied with the unit.
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Lwixom | SAFETY HARBOR, Florida, US | Instrument | 1/26/2015
 


Amazing device. 'State of the art'' when coupled to an iPad air 2 with Fore Flight. Easy to use with useful features that enhance situational awareness and safety for all types of flying. Seemless integration and great graphics with Foreflight. I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
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Patrick | ATP | 1/23/2015
 
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Guest | Private | 1/20/2015
 
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Acquired signal within one-hundred feet.
More traffic targets than the old TIF from my Mode S transponder.

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Price is the only one of which I can think.

This is a very powerful addition to my situational awareness. By the time my airplane had climbed through one-hundred feet a data connection was established. The suction mount is solid and gives no indication of releasing, even after two weeks. There is really nothing to do. Just start it up, select the unique Stratus SSID and it works. I see traffic and weather. I compared the ADS-B weather and traffic to the XM Weather and TIS traffic. Both looked similar to me. As I gain confidence I may cancel the XM Weather.

I would have purchased earlier, but I was unsure of the cost benefit. After it I saw it work the first time, I am convinced that any other pilot will feel the same as i do.
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Guest | Commercial | 1/15/2015
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