We are off and running into 2014 with the first release of the year. ForeFlight Mobile 5.5.1 is now available for download at App Store and brings you animated in-flight ADS-B radar via Stratus.
Animated ADS-B radar is available to both ForeFlight Mobile Standard and Pro subscribers with a first or second generation Stratus. Please note that ADS-B weather (and Stratus) requires iPad 2 or newer or iPhone 4 or newer.
In-flight animated ADS-B radar gives you another edge on situational awareness and informed decision making by providing strategic weather trending information. See if weather is building or dissipating, and the likely direction of travel.
When Stratus is connected to your iPad or iPhone, select the radar overlay option in the Maps view. You will now see an animation play button in the lower left corner of the screen. The animated set will play up to five frames of contiguous NEXRAD updates. Nearby NEXRAD precipitation maps update every 5 minutes whereas radar data further away from your aircraft updates every 15 minutes.
Also in 5.5.1, you will see a new zoom-to-route button above the Map view zoom control. A single tap re-centers your route in the Map view.
As always, we are on frequency at firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with any questions you may have about animated ADS-B radar.
ForeFlight Mobile 5.5.1 is a free update for current subscribers. Click here for instructions on updating to the latest version.