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Stratus Insight Adds Smart Traffic Filtering

After buying Aerovie in 2019, it took nearly a year for Appareo, maker of the popular Stratus line of ADS-B receivers, to show us what they were working on.  Aerovie had a small but loyal following, and was known for some innovative features.…

Portable ADS-B receiver buyer’s guide

Today's portable weather accessories for iPad have evolved from basic ADS-B receivers to sophisticated, multi-sensor devices capable of providing in-flight information that rivals many panel-mount avionics systems. There are a lot of options out there, so we assembled this buyer's guide to help you sort out the details.

Video tip: comparing portable ADS-B receivers for iPad

This week's video tip takes a look at all the options available along with advice on how to choose which ADS-B receiver is best for you. You'll also learn how to use the weather products provided from the FAA's free weather datalink and some tips and tricks for mounting a portable ADS-B receiver in the cockpit.

ForeFlight traffic tips

In previous articles, we've covered the theory behind ADS-B traffic and how it works. Here, we'll offer seven practical tips for actually using the service in ForeFlight, including some advanced settings to consider.

ADS-B weather products: what you’ll see in flight

Pilots are using in-flight weather now more than ever, thanks to subscription-free ADS-B weather and the iPad. Here we'll show you what weather products are available, and what they look like in the air using the ForeFlight app.

Updated ADS-B coverage map released

The FAA has been rapidly expanding its network of ADS-B ground stations. A new map shows just how good coverage has become.

Pilot report: flying with AOPA FlyQ and the Dual XGPS170 ADS-B receiver

The AOPA FlyQ app recently added support for the Dual XGPS170 ADS-B receiver. We took the pair up for a test flight to see how it worked and check out the latest in-flight weather features of FlyQ.

Video of new ADS-B Webinar now available free online

John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop recently presented a webinar on ADS-B and how it affects general aviation pilots. Learn how the system works, and how pilots can take advantage of the technology with both certified panel-mount equipment and portable receivers for iPad.

New Stratus adds attitude, traffic

This week at Sun 'n Fun, the team of Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's unveiled a second generation Stratus ADS-B receiver. What's new? We review the features.

Do I really need an external GPS?

Does my iPad have a built-in GPS? If it does, can I trust it? What are the options for an external GPS receiver? There are lots of questions to consider, and we'll answer them all.

Flight test: WingX Pro 7 and Dual XGPS170 ADS-B Receiver

The Dual XGPS170 ADS-B receiver is now available for WingX Pro iPad users. Learn all about it and see how the performance compares to Stratus and ForeFlight.

ADS-B traffic pilot report

A recent trip from Florida in a Piper Aztec provided an excellent opportunity to test out the new Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B receiver. Hooked up via Bluetooth to an iPad equipped with the Garmin Pilot App, I set off to see how much traffic we would see on the screen vs. out the window.