Sporty's, Appareo, ForeFlight Raise ADS-B Bar

Stratus features ADS-B, AHRS, weather & traffic.

Sporty's Appareo Stratus Traffic

Sporty's Appareo Stratus Traffic

Winner of a Flying Editors' Choice Award last year, the Appareo Stratus portable battery-powered ADS-B receiver, designed to integrate seamlessly with ForeFlight Mobile Pro, is no longer king. A new portable receiver, from the same award-winning trio, has taken its place.

The new box, called somewhat confusingly the Stratus, combines ADS-B with weather and traffic (not available on the original), along with a built-in AHRS, all for the remarkable price of $899. The AHRS data displays on a separate app (available for free), so, as distributor Sporty’s says, you can use your iPad for ForeFlight and keep your iPhone for use as standby attitude indicator. Stratus 2 (our name for it, not theirs) is available for order now from Sporty’s with deliveries slated for later this month.