Sporty’s Pilot Shop has introduced the first completely wire-free weather receiver for the iPad — and it requires no monthly subscription. Stratus combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices.
This is the eighth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.
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With that, we have received a fair amount of mail asking to provide more information on WAAS before we dive into ADS-B. WAAS is a more involved GPS system and does deserve more attention than just a mention since it will play a part with ADS-B and NextGen.
NavWorx has added Wi-Fi to its ADS600 and WxBox line of ADS-B receivers and Universal Access Transceiver (UAT), which are designed to receive subscription-free aircraft traffic and aviation weather.
Sagetech Corp. is now accepting orders for its new Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out, which was released for production last week.
FreeFlight Systems has unveiled a new solution for pilots looking to incorporate ADS-B into their aircraft.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, is the cornerstone of the FAA‘s NextGen air traffic system which takes advantage of the ongoing advancements in satellite-based navigation.
The C145 Beta-3 is the most stringent category for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation receivers and the C146 Delta-4 category allows these receivers to provide precision approach guidance signals to the autopilot and instrument displays to execute a Localizer Precision with Vertical (LPV) approach, according to officials with the Montreal-based company.