ForeFlight’s Sentry portable ADS-B receiver was the talk of Oshkosh after the product, developed in partnership with uAvionix, made its debut at AirVenture in July.
A sister product to the Scout portable, Sentry adds a whole slew of additional features that can be accessed through the ForeFlight Mobile iPad app while also upping the price.
For $499, buyers get quite a lot for their money. The Sentry is a 2.2-inch-by-3.3-inch-by-1.4-inch receiver that weighs 119 grams and includes dual ADS-B antennas optimized for 978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies and WAAS GPS receiver. It gives pilots access to FIS-B weather, flight information, traffic and a backup attitude display. In addition, Sentry provides a carbon monoxide monitor and alarm, offers a 12-hour battery life and comes equipped with a high-capacity data card for weather replay and storage.
In a future ForeFlight Mobile release, the unit will support the new FIS-B weather products, including icing, turbulence, cloud tops, lightning, G-airmets and center weather advisories.