Stratus mounted on the dash

Flying with Stratus: a practical perspective

A lot of pilots are looking for a real world PIREP on the Stratus ADS-B weather receiver to see how it really works in the cockpit. We've been flying with Stratus for months now, and can share some helpful tips.

Where should I mount my iPad in the cockpit?

An important part of flying with the iPad is securing it in flight. Read on to learn about the latest in cockpit mounting accessories, from kneeboards to yoke mounts.

ADS-B webinar available

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.
Stratus for iPad

Sporty’s introduces weather receiver for ForeFlight

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.

iPad power management

An iPad with a dead battery is about as useful as runway left behind. How do you keep your iPad charged up and ready to go?
WxWorx XM Weather Receiver

XM Weather on the iPad

Finally, datalink weather is available on the iPad. Baron's Mobile Link system allows you to view all the XM Weather you need on popular apps like ForeFlight. Is it worth the money? How does it work? We explain it in this article.
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