ForeFlight Introduces New ADS-B Receiver
ForeFlight has announced that its new portable, dual-band ADS-B In receiver is now available for purchase. The ForeFlight Sentry provides FIS-B weather, flight information, traffic, backup attitude, a rechargeable 12-hour battery and—a first for portable ADS-B receivers according to the company—a carbon monoxide monitor and alarm. The device also has a high-capacity data card that supports a Weather Replay feature, which provides automatic storage for up to 30 minutes of FIS-B weather and data.
The Sentry measures 2.2 x 3.3 x 1.4 inches and weighs 0.26 pounds. “Purpose-built ADS-B integrated circuits, for example, have made it possible to shrink the size, reduce power consumption, extend the battery life, add new capabilities and lower the cost,” said ForeFlight CEO Tyson Weihs. “We’ve streamlined and compressed the communications between ForeFlight Mobile and Sentry, which results in the more efficient use of Sentry’s processors and extended battery life.”
ForeFlight designed and manufactured the Sentry in partnership with uAvionix. It can connect to up to five devices and allows users to share routes between devices on its network. Sentry data can be displayed on an iPad or iPhone via the ForeFlight mobile app. The Sentry sells for $499.