Stratus Insight EFB 4+

Your Digital Copilot

Aerovie, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Stratus Insight is a full electronic flight bag (EFB) suite for pilots that includes AHRS with synthetic vision, TAWS, VFR sectional maps, IFR low/high charts, and geo-referenced approach plates.

More than an EFB, Stratus Insight also offers:

Internet Traffic
Follow along and monitor ADS-B traffic from the ground. Enable this overlay and watch as traffic is shown in real-time on the map.

Radio Transcription & Playback
Stratus Insight boasts a custom-built speech recognition system inside the app. When paired with a Stratus Audio Cable, the ATC Radio Transcription feature works similar to visual voicemail. ATC communications are converted into text, providing a helpful visual assist for referencing previous audio clips. This enables pilots to receive a clearance, ATIS, or other important ATC communications without needing to write them down

Vertical Weather Profile
The Vertical Weather Profile previews your route in the vertical slice from departure to destination, up to eight days out, so you can see the conditions you’ll encounter based on your departure time, aircraft speed, and each intermediate airport.

Smart Flight Plan
If a TFR or changes in weather force you to take an alternate route, the Smart Flight Plan tool considers things like fuel stops and day/night currency.

Radar Forecast
Radar Forecast provides long-term weather radar simulations up to three days out, and you can fast forward your weather radar in one-hour increments.

Stratus Audio Cable
The Stratus Audio Cable (available to purchase for $49.99 from the Appareo web store) is needed to enable the radio transcription and playback feature.

Seamless Integration with Stratus
The app supports all generations of Stratus receivers, and the user experience is seamless. Stratus receivers provide WAAS GPS, AHRS, in-flight weather, and ADS-B traffic.

Apple Watch
Uses HealthKit to detect hypoxia-like symptoms for pilot health monitoring including nearby airport weather watch faces and weather radar on watch.

What’s New

Version 6.0.3

Happy OshKosh week! We have a small update for everyone to start the week off.

- [Fix] Added designator for GLS approach types
- [New] Refresh flight plan quicker when imported from another app
- [Fix] Clear the download item info popover if the cell tries to move
- [Fix] Fixed the download view from skipping up and down
- [New] Add save button when adding performance altitude items
- [New] Added many Stratus Portable settings and info items that were previously hidden
- [New] Added GPS Status view to show connected satellites for connected Stratus Portables
- [Fix] Fixed departure time not matching on the edit view compared to flight plan view
- [New] Surface Prog Chart Beta overlay. Using new programatic data source to render better and more accurately
- [Fix] Crash when opening invalid waypoints in the vertical weather view
- [Fix] Reverted autocomplete order for VOR and Airports
- [Fix] Fixed deleting of waypoints when using Direct To feature

There were a few other minor crash fixes and other nagging items reported by users. Have a great week and we hope to ship more fun features throughout the rest of the year. Fly safe!

Ratings and Reviews

Cessna210Tim ,

Weather is incredible, but...

...I tried it for two months and 5 flights after I upgraded my Stratus from 2S to 3. Clearly, the integration of the two, both now owned by Appareo, had a LOOONNNGGGG way to go. All the flights were VFR, thankfully, as the instability of the program was woeful at best. It crashed continuously! The craziest one that caused me to turn it off for good was a VFR flight to a pancake fly in. I was watching all the targets on screen as I entered he pattern when the screen began replicating itself over and over just before it crashed again. Fortunately, I was focused outside the airplane, but this just proved I could not rely on it and cancelled the subscription. But, oh that weather! Cloud tops and bases visually for your route? Yowzaa! Just wish I could buy that separately.

Developer Response ,

Please stay tuned as we believe we've fixed a number of the traffic issues you've described in the next release. Sorry that happened, if you contact us we will make it right for you with extending your account so you may re-test.

Lara Croft 180 ,

Outstanding for a CFI/CFII/MEI/Professional Pilot

As a 1200+ hr CFI/MEI/CFII I highly recommend this to my students as I think it’s phenomenal. I’d used foreflight for a long time (mostly because it’s popular) and it’s what my employer wanted us to use... Then flight plan go. But aerovie is on a whole other level and is amazing as a personal tool and as a teaching tool. Awesome weather info, easy to use, reliable interface in the cockpit, ability to show multiple METAR qualities on the map for airports (which foreflight CAN NOT do!), tons of advanced layers you can load on the map for weather - for teaching, research, or getting a more in-depth understanding of the atmosphere you’re going to face... These really help provide a more in-depth look at the weather as well as your flight plan. All for a very affordable price I think.

One thing I wish were changed however... when clicking on AIRMETs (Zulu tango Sierra etc) it shows the applicable altitude but I still want to see the RAW ORIGINAL AIRMET information in the little white box. The original airmet text information. Also when looking at the complete standard briefing.... the way the winds/temperatures aloft text is presented it kind of runs together and is hard to read? Is there any way to fix this? I’m running a 12.9 inch iPad Pro (on the ground only!) and it’s still hard to see/decipher sometimes.

Flier97 ,

Was great

I'd give it five stars, however, the app keeps closing on me whenever I try to view a route from a zoomed out view. Seems to be a relatively recent issue too, possible bug that can hopefully be fixed with an update. Also, weather illustrations could be better. Looking at a prog chart to get an idea for upcoming weather is like looking at a pixelated outdated chart, same with icing illustration on the overlay menu. It's competitive with foreflight to an extent. One great feature that could make Aerovie really stand out is incorporating the option to select "ATC Preferred routes" when it comes to IFR flying much like foreflight does, working on weather overlay graphics/visuals, and possibly incorporating the ability to draw text on the plates or charts as reminders, outlining taxi routes on an airport diagram, or circling important portions of an approach/DP plate. EDIT: Looks like there was an update available and I did not notice it until after sending this - I'll give it five stars due to the fact that the developer seems to have caught this bug relatively quick! For what it's worth, the app is great, just my .02 on what I think could be improved upon. Merely constructive criticism, nothing more :)

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