Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver for iPad

Synthetic Vision is Now Available!

$899.00

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We will ship this product to you on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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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

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.

Works with Apple Watch

With 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. Configure the instrument layout to suit your preferences, using the Stratus WAAS GPS.

Add Stratus ESG for ADS-B Out

Get a complete traffic picture when you add Stratus ESG - the only ADS-B Out transponder made specifically for Stratus 2. 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. Certification planned for late 2015.

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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Excellent, Excellent Product for Safety and Peace of Mind

Recommended

I am a professional pilot, and retired airline captain. I fly a private jet to many places, worldwide, but none more challenging than to difficult and demanding airports in the South American Andes, day or night, good weather or bad. This device with its ability to portray your aircraft, to scale right on the approach plate makes IFR approaches into high terrain airports in bad weather a breeze. Thank you Stratus 2!
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DaveJetCaptain | ATP | 6/23/2015
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The Status arrived on Thursday and I flew IFR to KEMT on Friday. The Wx at KEMT was 1,400 overcast & three miles vis. Shot a VOR approach to a circle. The combo of the Status and iPad with Synthetic Vision made the approach safer and easier. Being able to use Flight Simulator Integration provides an opportunity to become very proficient using the Stratus, ForeFlight combination with out burning any avgas.

I got my instrument rating in 1959. There sure has been a lot of chance since then.
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Robert Brock | ATP | 6/23/2015
As advertised

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Was very helpful on recent flight from Florida to Ohio.
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Wendell Rogers | Instrument | 6/16/2015
Makes IFR approaches much easier

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The ability to "see" where you are for each leg of the approach makes IFR approaches so much easier.
The set up and operation is easier than advertised.
Experimented with it several times in VFR.....have no fears to rely on it in IFR.
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Ken | Instrument | 6/4/2015
Just Like You Read About!

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This unit performs great. Just as expected. Very easy set-up with one exception. I had no traffic at first. I contacted both Appareo and ForeFlight support and they had to do something to register the unit to my ForeFlight. Then the traffic overlay option appeared and so did all the traffic! They were quite responsive. I do not have ADS-B out yet but I fly around Class B a lot so the traffic is there for me.
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Frank | Instrument | 6/3/2015
To new for durability ratings

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I bought this mainly for the weather and I works flawlessly with my iPad and iPhone
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J D Vaughn | Private | 6/2/2015
Very good product

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I bought this for our son. He thinks it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. We feel more comfortable knowing he has excellent technology in the cockpit.
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Early B. | Not a pilot | 6/2/2015
Incredible Tool

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I have ADS-B in my Garmin 650. The Status enables me to plan routes around weather accurately and hundreds of miles in advance. I won't fly without it anymore.
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Robert Bailes | Private | 5/26/2015
So Far So Good

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I have only used the Stratus once since my purchase. So far it has exceeded my expectations.
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Roger Marlin | Private | 5/20/2015
Stratus 2 is much better than Stratus 1 which was very nice.

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I am glad they made it white.
It seems to have a longer battery life.
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Ken Kalbfell | Instrument | 5/18/2015
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