June 2012 Issue
Stratus ADS-B Weather: Simple and Seamless
This one-box solution for streaming ADS-B weather and GPS to ForeFlight on the iPad is the most compelling alternative to satellite weather weve seen.
In-flight weather for the iPad is nothing new. SkyRadars ADS-B receiver worked with WingX for well over a year, and Barons Mobile Link can deliver XM satellite weather to ForeFlight, Global Nav Source, FlightGuide and others. What is new is some competition. Sportys Pilot Shop teamed up with ForeFlight and device manufacturer Appareo to offer ADS-B weather on an iPad with the $799 Stratus. Not only has the $799 Stratus appearance forced a price-drop on competing units, its also set a new bar for simplicity. Stratus requires no power cords or external antennas for an average flight. The box has all of one button. Turn it on. Go fly.
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