Repeat for Stratus Team
For the second year in a row, we present an Editors’ Choice Award to Appareo, ForeFlight and Sporty’s for a product called “Stratus.” This year, the hardware goes to the Stratus 2, the latest update. When we flew Stratus last year, we liked it but wanted more features. The team behind the receiver listened and created Stratus 2, an automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast receiver with a highly accurate WAAS sensor that now adds a remarkably accurate AHRS. The AHRS information is displayed on a separate app, provided free by Appareo, that looks like a primary flight display but is for advisory or emergency use only. As with Stratus, the follow-on product is the result of collaboration among Appareo (the hardware manufacturer), ForeFlight (which brilliantly integrates the ADS-B data into its leading app) and Sporty’s (which helped conceive, manage and market Status 2).