Stratus 3: The Ultimate Backup Instrument for Pilots

As a pilot, you need the best technology available to ensure that your flights are safe and efficient. With the introduction of Stratus 3, pilots have access to an all-in-one device that offers subscription-free weather, dual-band ADS-B traffic and WAAS GPS information to their flight app – plus a built-in AHRS technology that drives a very responsive pitch and bank instrument within the apps that support it. This provides an excellent backup for emergency situations. Let’s take a look at how Stratus 3 is different from its predecessor, Stratus 2S. 

Open ADS-B Mode

The first notable difference between Stratus 3 and 2S is Open ADS-B Mode. By enabling Open ADS-B Mode, Stratus 3 can be configured to work with other popular flight apps using the industry-standard GDL 90 protocol. This means that pilots now have more options when it comes to connecting their iPad to Stratus 3 – giving them more control over their in-flight experience. 

Reliable connection

In addition, Stratus 3's Smart WiFi feature allows pilots to use 3G/4G LTE internet on their iPad while connected to Stratus 3. This ensures reliable connection no matter where you fly – allowing you to pull up real time whether information or check for any nearby traffic without having to worry about spotty connections or dropped signals. 

Battery Retention 

If you forget to turn off your device when you're done flying? No problem! Stratus 3 comes equipped with an auto shutoff feature so it will turn itself off after 8 hours of inactivity – saving both battery life and money on unnecessary electricity bills. 


As one of the most advanced pieces of aviation technology on the market today, Stratus 3 has everything a pilot needs to ensure safe and efficient flight operations. From subscription free weather services and dual band ADS-B traffic information, to built in AHRS technology and an auto shutoff feature - Stratus 3 is sure to become an invaluable asset for any pilot looking for superior back up instrumentation during emergency situations. So what are you waiting for? Make sure your next flight is equipped with Stratus 3! Visit our website today to buy now! 


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