Smart. Simple. Subscription free weather.
We’d like to introduce you to Stratus, a new high-performance, battery powered, portable, wire-free ADS-B weather receiver designed to work hand in glove with ForeFlight Mobile. Stratus is the result of a collaboration between Appareo Systems, ForeFlight, and Sporty’s.
We believe that Stratus is best-in-class when it comes to portable ADS-B weather receivers, and we’re delighted to announce that Stratus support will land with ForeFlight Mobile 4.5.
Stratus uses the ADS-B weather network, so it does not require any additional subscription for in-flight weather services. It is a great option for owner-flown aircraft, flight schools, renters, flying clubs, and even corporate flight departments looking for less expensive in-flight weather options that don’t require retrofitting their aircraft. Even if your aircraft already has in-panel in-flight weather support, Stratus is an inexpensive backup that could come in handy when needed, and is portable between aircraft.
The first time you fly with a fully-charged Stratus is a thrill. Carry it into your plane, don’t connect any wires, turn it on, and then see the green ADS-B signal indicator light up, indicating receipt of ADS-B transmissions.
ForeFlight customers will find the transition from using ForeFlight on the ground for pre-flight weather analysis to in-flight weather monitoring a seamless one. The only change is that data sourced from Stratus will include an “ADS-B” label, indicating the source of the data is from the ADS-B system. Adding to the experience is deep integration between Stratus and ForeFlight Mobile, like the ability to control the brightness of the three Stratus LED indicators from within ForeFlight, a satellite status indicator for the Stratus’ on-board WAAS GPS, ADS-B ground station signal information, ages for both text and radar products, Stratus power options, and battery levels.
Features and Specifications
- Compact design with a rugged enclosure: 5.8″ x 4.2″ x 1.1″.
- Internal antenna for wire-free operation in most cockpits.
- Long battery life operation for up to 8 hours. Recharges via a standard Micro USB cable.
- Active WAAS GPS for improved position information and support for speeds up to 900 KTAS (in the event you need ADS-B weather on the way to the moon).
- LED indicators with ambient light sensors for battery health, power, and ADS-B station reception. Adjustable brightness from within ForeFlight Mobile.
- Tested to DO160F for magnetic effect and altitude, ESD via the 8kV Human Body Model, and vibration tested using 10-500-10Hz 1oct/min 1hr/axis (3 axis).
- iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4+ strongly recommended.
If you would like more information on the Stratus weather box, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614.237.4271.
|A New Breed of Collision Avoidance
Traffic awareness is everyone’s concern, but so has been the cost of traffic systems, until now. PCAS XRX is the first ever portable, passive, stand-alone collision avoidance system for general aviation to offer direction from within the cockpit.
PCAS™, or Portable Collision Avoidance System, is Zaon’s solution for providing high-quality, low cost traffic information to the general aviation pilot. XRX is our flagship model, providing a complete picture in a simple, easy-to-use device.
PCAS represents our third generation of proven traffic detection technology. XRX is truly a “Plug and Go” device with its built-in antenna system and built-in display.
Features At A Glance
So, what can XRX do for you?
Zaon PCAS systems: the best portable collision avoidance systems on the planet. The first to give relative altitude. And now, the only device with quadrant direction. Why would you fly without it?
If you would like to know more about the Zaon Flight Systems PCAS XRX please call Spirit Avionics at 614-237-4271 or email email@example.com.
The AERO 454 can wirelessly transmit your GPS location to your iPad or Android Bluetooth enabled tablet. No
more worries about lost GPS signal due to banking, heated windshields and passengers in the back of the
cabin asking “Are we there Yet?”.
The 454 Model integrated with Garmin GPS receivers (430, 530, GNS650, GNS750, G900 and G1000) and
Bendix King KLN89, KLN90B, and KLN94. It will enable up to THREE OCCUPANTS to receive aircraft GPS data
via Bluetooth on their portable devices to monitor their location (Altitude, latitude and longitude) using apps like
Flight Guide IEFB, Garmin (My-Cast), Foreflight, Wing X, Jepp View, and Google Maps. It works with Any APP
that uses the Apple Standard GPS location Proto-call.
In addition, using the Flight Guide IEFB app, you will be able to receive your flight plan from your Garmin onto
your iPad (See Video). http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6eOOltVI1Eo
The Model 454 device is also designed to detect, measure, and provide alerts to the crew of reciprocating
engine type aircraft before the cockpit level of carbon monoxide (CO) reaches a critical level. In addition it gives
Cabin altitude warning at 10K, 12.5K and 14K.
- Input Power: 14/28 V DC
- CO Level: 10 – 999 PPM
- BLUETOOTH enabled: GPS data transmitted to tablets supported by Apple iOS.
- Power Usage: Less than 1 Watt
- Temp Range: -20 deg C to 70 deg C
- Dimensions: 4.5” L X 1.625”W in x 1.25” H
- Humidity range: 5 % to 95 % RH (non-condensating)
- Circuit Breaker: 2 Amp
- Design Meets TSO-C48a
- Weight: 4 Oz
- CO Sensor Tested to 25,000 Ft and no effect to 40,000 Ft
- Tone generator for headsets
- RS-232 output
- Internal fan for optimum CO sensing
- Units are100 % tested
If you would like to know more about the Aero 454 or would like one installed, contact Spirit Avionics at 614.237.4271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After years of rigorous military use of its proven SafeNight material technology, Wamco announces the launch of the latest NVIS filter product expansion to portable display tablets: the SafeNight i20.
Since tablet display products have made exponential growth into commercial applications, they are now progressively making their way into niche aerospace and defense systems. In fact, the FAA recently granted certification of an iPad as a flight bag to a commercial airline. The obvious cost and performance benefits, combined with intuitive usability, aggressively challenge the value of custom products currently occupying that niche.
The accelerated interest and demand for tablet products has also reached the military at an unprecedented pace. To support this growing industry trend, Wamco has engineered SafeNight i20, a specific product that provides full NVIS compatibility to both iPad and iPad2 products. The SafeNight i20 uses the same polymeric base formulation as the complete SafeNight product line, which has established the industry performance standard for years.
The product provides unequalled color rendering, while addressing the practical challenge of absolute overall energy for the standard iPad display. The material absorptive characteristics have been designed to optimize near infrared absorption, while ensuring an optimal transmission at minimum brightness.
The SafeNight i20 has also been made fully compatible with the touch capability of the iPad. This not only protects the glass from abrasion and spill, but maintains the unparalleled touch performance that is such a key characteristic.
The SafeNight i20 is available in different finishing, supporting the needs of various users’ mounting strategies. It is also available with a selection of high performance optical coatings to satisfy user preferences. The filter is available with or without Wamco’s proprietary “SAFETACK” low surface strength adhesive. The non-stick version will serve users integrating the filter in existing cases or aircraft attachment hardware. The ultra thin profile, 0.012”, will integrate easily with commercially available mounting products. The chemical formulation and processing techniques of the removable SafeNight i20 ensures that the filter can be installed and used in an aircraft vibration environment without additional hardware for the filter. More importantly, the filter can be used mission after mission without degradation or contamination of the iPad’s display surface area.
A keen understanding of light behavior at the quantum level, combined with expertise in material science as well as an in-depth knowledge of optics, without question, has made Wamco the leader in the aerospace and defense industry. Wamco has mastered precise energy management technologies in a broad range of UV, Visible, NIR and Infrared applications.
Established in 1968, Wamco, based in California, is a privately owned company that has grown to become a trusted leading provider of lighting solutions to the aerospace, automotive, and medical markets worldwide.
If you would like to know more about the SafeNight i20 or would like to purchase one, contact Spirit Avionics at 614.237.4271 or email email@example.com .
Avidyne’s AXP340 Mode S Transponder provides an ADS-B Out solution for general aviation aircraft in a simple, easy-to-use, plug & play design.
AXP340 ADS-B Mode S Transponder
The AXP340 transponder is a panel-mounted Class 1 Mode S Level 2 Datalink Transponder, with support for 1090MHz Extended Squitter (ES), that meets all the current requirements for Mode S elementary surveillance transponders for both IFR and VFR flight. As a slide-in replacement for existing KT76A/KT78A transponders, the AXP340 is designed to easily upgrade existing Mode A/C equipment to Mode S, while adding additional functionality like a Direct-entry Numeric Keypad, Pressure Altitude & GPS Lat/Lon readout, Flight ID entry, one-touch VFR code entry, an easy-to-use Stop Watch Timer, Flight Timer, and Altitude Alerter.
Meeting the Mandate for ADS-B
The AXP340 also supports the latest Version 2 1090 MHz Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Extended Squitter, known as “ADS-B out”. Equipping with ADS-B Out will be required in most U.S. airspace by 2020. The AXP340, when linked to a suitable GPS receiver, transmits position information to appropriately-equipped ground stations and other aircraft. This provides improved airborne surveillance, provides vital information for airport ground surveillance, and is a key feature of future airspace plans.
The AXP340 provides an affordable and lightweight Mode S Surveillance and ADS-B Out solution for fixed wing and helicopter operators.
If you would like to know more about the Avidyne’s AXP340 or would like one installed, contact Spirit Avionics at 614.237.4271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin is the Spirit Avionics Special Programs Manager. He has worked in the Aviation industry for over 13 years with a focus on avionics. His academic qualifications include an Associate Degree in Avionics Technology/ Applied Science from Fox Valley Technical College. Justin started his career in aviation with Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton WI as an installation technician completing new Gulfstream GIV aircraft. Since leaving Gulfstream Aerospace 11 years ago
., Justin has grown with Spirit Avionics to the position of Program Manager.
Justin currently manages Spirit’s 5 year Interior Refurbishment contract consisting of 18 flight test King Airs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Justin currently holds an FAA Radio & Limited Airframe Repairman certificate, a Federal Communications Commission General Radio Operator License with Radar Endorsement and Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification. He is currently working on his private pilot certificate.
With its 3D Vision navigation technology, advanced electronic flight bag capabilities, XM Weather capabilities and much more, the touchscreen aera 796 ushers in the next era of aviation portables.
See in Virtual 3-D
Revolutionary new 3D Vision technology shows a virtual 3-D behind-the-aircraft perspective of surrounding terrain derived from GPS and the onboard terrain database – a feature previously only available in our panel-mount avionics. Simply slide your finger across the touchscreen to rotate the view and show land and water features, obstacles, runways and airport signposts in relative proximity to the aircraft. Using its forward-looking terrain avoidance capability, aera 796 predicts in advance where towers or obstacles may exist and shades the landscape with amber or red overlays to indicate those areas. 3D Vision and other flight data are presented smoothly and continuously thanks to the device’s internal GPS that provides position updates at a rate of 5 times per second (5 Hz).
aera 796’s bright 7″ diagonal high-definition sunlight-readable display makes detailed mapping easy to see in any lighting conditions and works in both portrait and landscape mode. The physical design has been optimized to fit on the yoke or for use as a knee-mounted device. There are only 4 touch keys on the bezel representing “Back”, “Menu”, “Direct-to” and “Nearest” for quick navigation to the most frequent used functions. All other functions are quickly accessed through Intuitive onscreen icons with labels. This unique touchscreen interface even allows you to quickly pan across the map screen and pinch to zoom.
aera 796 fulfills the role of either a Class I or Class II electronic flight bag, greatly reducing the need to rely on paper charts in the cockpit. Initial georeferenced VFR sectional and IRF enroute charts come preloaded that show your aircraft’s position overlaid directly on the relevant chart. When in IFR map mode, the 796 can display victor airways, jet routes, minimum enroute altitudes and leg distance, much like what’s found on traditional enroute charts. Initial georeferenced Garmin FliteCharts provide approach charts and airport diagrams for the U.S., while pilots who prefer Jeppesen charts and diagrams can use optional Garmin ChartView service, which utilizes Jeppesen’s extensive library to provide global georeferenced charting capabilities. aera 796 also includes a robust document viewer, so you can easily pull up weights and balances, flight manuals, raster charts or a wide range of electronically formatted materials you download to the device. A “scratch pad” feature also allows you to quickly jot down clearances and other pertinent notes while in route, while a checklist viewer allows you to create customized and interactive electronic checklists.
Enhance Situational Awareness
aera 796’s built-in terrain and obstacle database not only shows contours in 3D Vision mode, but also allows for a top-down view of your entire route. To help you navigate around unfamiliar airports, SafeTaxi® provides detailed taxiway diagrams and position information for over 1,000 U.S. airports, while a private airport and heliport database greatly expands your emergency “nearest” options. FBO, ground transportation, lodging and other facility information for most U.S. airports are also available through preloaded AOPA Airport Directory Data; international pilots may choose to opt for global
AC-U-KWIK airport directory data instead.
Access Weather and Radio
A GXM 40 smart antenna is included with aera 796, giving you access to high-resolution weather and audio entertainment right in the cockpit (XM subscription required). XM WX™ Satellite Weather includes next generation radar (NEXRAD), aviation routine weather reports (METARs), terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs), temporary flight restrictions (TFRs), lightning, winds aloft and more for the U.S. and Canada. In addition, the 796 can receive PIREPs, turbulence forecasts, icing forecasts and more. The weather data can be laid directly over the unit’s navigation and topographic map databases. Plus, with 170+ channels of digital music, news and programming through your aircraft headset or cabin audio system, you’ll stay informed and entertained.
Expand Your Portable
Thanks to its 2 serial ports, aera 796 allows for simultaneous connectivity with other hardware. With an optional Garmin GTX 330 Mode S Transponder Interface, you can access Traffic Information Service (TIS) alerts, where available, right on the device while also sending frequencies to a Garmin SL30/40 radio or relaying position reports to other devices.
By adding optional City Navigator maps, both helicopter and fixed-wing pilots add street addresses as waypoints or direct-to destinations. The device includes an SD™ card slot for easy updates and expansions; easily keep track of the databases on your aera through flyGarmin, our online manager that helps you update, manage and purchase the latest aviation data for your Garmin device.
If you would like to know more about the Garmin aera 796 or would like one installed, contact Spirit Avionics at 614.237.4271 or email email@example.com.
Simple to use. Easy to enjoy.
Bad Elf, strives to create high quality, dependable products consistent with Apple’s philosophy of “It just works!” Just plug in your Bad Elf GPS and go play. No complicated setup. No batteries to charge. No hassles.
Made for every iOS device.
The Bad Elf GPS is the best selling Apple approved external GPS accessory designed to directly connect to your iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. The Bad Elf GPS accessory plugs into the dock connector and allows Apps to read your current location. Great Products. World-Class
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If you would like to know more about Bad Elf , contact Spirit Avionics at 614.237.4271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The position’s requirements include indepth knowledge of avionics systems and associated FAA regulations. Excellent customer service skills, a strong work ethic and high standards of quality craftsmanship are fundamental to this job opportunity.
Spirit Avionics offers great pay, robust medical and dental insurance and the availabilty of the company aircraft for flight training and personal use.