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Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver
Stratus 3, the latest generation weather receiver from Appareo, is your everyday cockpit companion. Just turn it on and go flying - in minutes you’ll see subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, backup attitude, and GPS position right on your tablet.
More features, more apps, more value
Stratus 3, the latest generation weather receiver from Appareo, is your everyday cockpit companion. Just turn it on and go flying - in minutes you’ll see subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, backup attitude, and GPS position right on your tablet. All this information at your fingertips will dramatically improve your situational awareness and help you make better in-flight decisions. Proven by millions of flight hours in everything from Piper Cubs to military fighters, Stratus is the portable avionics solution you can trust. And now it’s smarter than ever. Measures 4"l x 2 1/4"w x 1 1/4"d.
- Auto shutoff - Stratus 3 automatically turns off after your flight, saving battery life
- Smart WiFi - use your iPad’s LTE connection with non-aviation apps while connected to Stratus 3
- Improved WiFi security - hide network ID or add a password
- Open ADS-B - works with other electronic flight bag apps using GDL 90 protocol (Garmin Pilot, Fltplan Go, WingX, FlyQ)
- Receives new ADS-B products - view echo tops, lightning, icing forecast, turbulence forecast, Center Weather Advisories, and G-AIRMETs
- Supports synthetic vision traffic display - get a 3D view of nearby airplanes in ForeFlight
- Two year warranty - helpful, friendly service from our team of pilots
Subscription-free in flight weather
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. 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
ForeFlight'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 3, 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
Stratus 3 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.
Internal WAAS GPS
With 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!
Stratus 3 receives updated information about temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) from the ADS-B network, so you can avoid a costly mistake. Simply turn on the TFR layer in ForeFlight and you'll see red circles on the moving map display. Tap on each TFR for details and effective times. Note: TFR information may not be comprehensive; check with Flight Service or ATC for complete details.
The Stratus Difference
Proven performance Quality and reliability is essential with cockpit avionics, and from the very beginning Stratus has been for pilots, by pilots. We extensively test the hardware and software to make sure it can handle the demanding in-flight environment, and every Stratus is proudly made in the USA.
Pressure altitude sensor With its built-in barometric pressure sensor, Stratus 3 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.
Stratus Replay Leaving your iPad screen on full time will run down your battery in a hurry. That’s why Stratus Replay is so handy: when you’re not using your iPad, turn off the screen and save battery life. When you turn it back on, Stratus automatically checks for any weather you may have missed.
Smart WiFi Stratus 3 uses WiFi to connect wirelessly to your iPad. Normally, this would disable the iPad’s LTE data connection (if your iPad has this feature). With Smart WiFi, you can still use your iPad’s LTE connection with non-aviation apps while connected to Stratus 3.
Automatic shut-off Never worry about a run-down battery again. Stratus will automatically turn itself off when it detects your flight is over – a great backup in case you forget to push the button. Stratus can also be set to turn on automatically when it receives power from the airplane.
Seamless integration with ForeFlight Stratus was designed from the ground up to integrate with ForeFlight, aviation’s most popular app. You can view complete status information right from the moving map page, and adjust settings remotely - even dim the lights on Stratus from the app! Stratus simply works the right way.
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.
Open ADS-B works with mulitple apps You can use Stratus with a variety of aviation apps, both on iOS and Android. Stratus 3 supports the GDL 90 protocol for weather, GPS, traffic, and attitude (other features are only compatible with ForeFlight). Supported apps include Garmin Pilot, Fltplan Go, WingX, FlyQ, iFly, Aerovie, and more.
|ADS-B Traffic:||Dual Band|
|Battery Life:||8 hours|
|Compatible Apps:||ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, WingX, Fltplan Go|
In the Box:
- Stratus 3 receiver
- Dash mount
- Charging cable
- Wall outlet charging plug
- Pilot's Guide