Stratus™ 2S ADS-B Receiver for iPad

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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, ADS-B traffic and backup attitude – all integrated with ForeFlight Mobile. The top-of-the-line Stratus 2S offers additional features and even better performance, but with the same pilot-friendly design that has made Stratus the best-selling ADS-B receiver in aviation.

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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, ADS-B traffic and backup attitude – all integrated with ForeFlight Mobile. The top-of-the-line Stratus 2S offers additional features and even better performance, but with 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.

Stunning synthetic vision display

Synthetic visionForeFlight's 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 2S, 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.

Dual band ADS-B traffic

TrafficStratus 2S 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 all aircraft equipped with Mode C transponders (if your airplane has ADS-B Out in the panel). Note: ADS-B traffic is limited if your aircraft does not have ADS-B Out installed in the panel.

WAAS GPS Powers 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!

Built-in AHRS for backup attitude

Built-in AHRSStratus 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. (Not to be used for primary reference.)

Automatic flight data recorder

Flight data recorderStratus 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. Learn more in this blog post

Pressure altitude sensor

AltitudeWith its built-in barometric pressure sensor, Stratus 2S allows ForeFlight to display both pressure altitude and GPS altitude. Plus, ForeFlight’s automatic Cabin Pressure Advisor alerts you when you might need oxygen by flashing a message anytime cabin altitude exceeds 12,000 or 25,000 ft - perfect for turbocharged or pressurized airplanes.

The Stratus Platform

Seamless integration with ForeFlight mobile

ForeFlight integrationStratus 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.

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™ 2S 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

From the Press

"The standby instrument presentations on a tablet (at least an iPad and ForeFlight) have reached a level of sophistication that, in my opinion, allow a high-performance single-engine piston airplane to be safely flown to VFR conditions in an emergency. It's far easier than partial panel flight using a turn coordinator."

- Rick Durden, The Aviation Consumer

"We flew with the Stratus 2S portable ADS-B receiver for over a year to see how it would hold up. It proved solidly reliable in virtually all weather."

The Aviation Consumer

 

Additional Resources

John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

The Stratus 2S has changed the way I and many pilots fly. The list of benefits is long but it all boils down to one thing. I have information in the cockpit while I'm flying that let's me make better, more informed decisions so I can fly more often.

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Love it
Gives you an added piece of mind if your plane isn’t equipped with radar or traffic. Even if your plane does have radar, it’s nice to see on ForeFlight what lies behind the radar returns your plane is painting to make the best PIC decision of needing to deviate. I would highly recommend
May 16, 2018
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3 weeks ago
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Slightly overpriced
They need to bring the price down a little bit more. It's a non-TSO'd receiver. There's no reason for it to cost this much.
May 2, 2018
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1 month ago
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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
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Life Saver
Saved the lives of my wife and I on the very first use. Saturday, April 21st, while at 5500 ft,, we had a cloud bank just West of our flight path. Stratus indicated a plane at the same altitude on a collision course. I was VFR, but could not see the traffic in the cloud bank. I immediately descended 1000 ft. trusting the Stratus just prior to a possible collision, then what do you know, the plane came out of the clouds and went right over us. Fortunately, my wife was asleep.

I will never fly without this technology again!! This and an I-Pad is a must have! It can save your life!
April 30, 2018
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1 month ago
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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
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Insanely good piece of equipment to assist spacial awareness in the cockpit. Just like any other tool it’s only as good as the person operating it, so be aware of its limitations.
April 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
I liked my stratus so much, I bought one for my son to use during his training. Great safety tool.
April 29, 2018
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1 month ago
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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
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Stratus works great!
April 28, 2018
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1 month ago
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Stratus 2S
This is my third Stratus
April 27, 2018
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1 month ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best purchase I have ever made to increase my situational awareness!
April 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Would You Recommend?
No
Weak battery!
The battery life is terrible. It advertises eight hours and more but I am getting two hours max.
April 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
It’s seriously awesome.
Foreflight on my iPad is the most valuable asset I’ve ever had in the cockpit in 50 years of flying. The Stratus 2S just made it even more valuable, with Incredible accuracy, weather and traffic info.
April 21, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
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