10 ways an iPad in the cockpit can get you into trouble


It’s often standing room only at the educational forums offered during SUN ‘n FUN and AirVenture, but there’s one that stood out at both shows: Gary Reeves’ forum on “10 Ways Using Your iPad Can Cause FAA Violations and Accidents.”

“With so many pilots now using Apple iPads for navigation and weather information, FAA violations related to them have increased tenfold,” says Reeves, a Master Flight Instructor with an ATP rating and 5,500 hours total time. [Read more…]

Stratus ESG debuts


Stratus ESG, a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) all-in-one ADS-B Out solution with certified WAAS GPS, was recently introduced by Appareo.

Priced at $3,490, which includes the transponder, GPS antenna and install kit, the Stratus ESG is a panel-mounted 1090ES transponder with a built-in WAAS GPS. It will provide pilots with a solution to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate and seamless integration with their Stratus ADS-B portable receivers and ForeFlight Mobile app, according to Appareo officials. [Read more…]

Sporty’s introduces Stratus


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.

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