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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.…
Stratus 1S and 2S ADS-B receivers

Understanding Stratus settings

The latest generation of ADS-B receivers now offer subscription-free weather, traffic, GPS, backup attitude, pressure altitude and flight data recording. As the feature list has grown, the options and settings list has also grown. In this post, we'll walk through the various options for configuring your Stratus, so you can get the most out of your investment.

Do ADS-B receivers work internationally? A pilot report

Unquestionably the hottest iPad accessory over the past four years has been the ADS-B receiver. While US pilots have enjoyed these benefits for years, many pilots in Canada, Europe and elsewhere are wondering whether this technology works in other countries.

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.

ForeFlight releases version 6.0

The much-anticipated ForeFlight version 6.0 is now available in the app store. This free update brings some exciting new features, including a terrain profile view, split-screen attitude and enhanced Lockheed Martin flight plan control features.

New Stratus features unveiled

At the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in this week, the team behind the Stratus (Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty's) announced three new features for the popular ADS-B receiver. Let's take a look at what's new.

ForeFlight 5.4.2 fixes Dual GPS bug, adds Stratus sharing

The latest update from ForeFlight (version 5.4.2) was released today, and while it isn't a major one, there are a few improvements that are worth noting. Let's review the highlights.

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.

How to configure iPad wireless settings during preflight

It's important before each flight to properly configure the iPad's wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations.

FSXFlight adds traffic support to ForeFlight and Flight Simulator X

A plug-in for Microsoft Flight Simulator called FSXFlight allows you to display your simulated position and navigation information on an iPad running ForeFlight. A recent update to the plug-in also allows you to display the simulated traffic from FSX in ForeFlight. Here's how to do it.
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New Stratus 2 firmware available

A new Stratus firmware update is available in the latest version of ForeFlight Mobile. Read on to learn how to install this update to your device.

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.