Jeff Jacobs has been flying with a Stratus receiver in his Cessna 172 since 2012. Last week he became 2020-compliant after installing Stratus ESGi, which is the Stratus ESG certified transponder paired with a non-certified receiver. The system provides both ADS-B OUT to comply with the 2020 mandate, and ADS-B IN to display weather, traffic and AHRS on ForeFlight Mobile. What’s even better? Jeff is already on track to receive his $500 rebate from the FAA.
I have just now returned to my office from flying the test profile for the FAA rebate. Based on this test flight, I love the system! Just seconds after I started the engine and flipped on the avionics master, departing airliners were showing up on the ForeFlight display on my iPhone.
On my way back in, a Cirrus called in with a position close behind me. On the display I could see he was very close above and behind me — at an angle where I would not have been able to get a visual on him. I was relieved to watch him on the display as he did a 360 for spacing. ”
-Jeff Jacobs, Cessna 172