Stratus, the portable weather receiver for ForeFlight, is getting an upgrade. The trio of companies behind the iPad ADS-B receiver--Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's--announced the availability of firmware version 2.1 today, which includes improvements in GPS performance and battery life.
Today Garmin introduced a new portable ADS-B receiver compatible with the Garmin Pilot app on iPad and Android. The device provides subscription-free weather, traffic and WAAS GPS navigation data and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Garmin has been the undisputed leader in aviation GPS products for over a decade, and now they are joining the iPad revolution. Today the company unveiled GLO, a portable Bluetooth GPS made for mobile devices like the iPad and Android tablets.
A new screen filter for the iPad allows pilots who wear night vision goggles (NVGs) to still be able to use the iPad during night operations.
On April 19, Sporty's hosted a live webinar on ADS-B and new cockpit technology for pilots. The hour-long presentation covered the basics of ADS-B, relevant FAA regulations and the options for both panel and portable ADS-B receivers. The video archive of this webinar is now available--watch it here.
Sporty’s has introduced the Stratus, a portable weather receiver specifically made for the iPad. It combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices.