appareo Stratus picStratus offers easy and affordable portable and panel-mounted solutions for the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B mandate.

Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics announced that the companies have been approved as authorized dealers for the Appareo family of Stratus portable and panel-mounted ADS-B products.

“Ever since we opened our doors, pilots and aircraft owners have trusted Gulf Coast Avionics, Pacific Coast Avionics and all of the other GCA-family of companies to offer the best products available to make flying safer, easier and more fun,” Garcia said. “That’s why we are so excited to be able to offer the new Stratus 2S portable and Stratus ESG, a panel-mounted 1090ES/ADS-B transponder.”

“While all of the Stratus products are exceptional, I believe that the Stratus 2S will be the most popular,” he said. “If you have an iPad in your cockpit, the Stratus 2S is the ultimate add-on, delivering a list of benefits including subscription-free weather, dual-band ADS-B traffic, WAAS GPS position, back-up attitude heading reference system (AHRS), a built in flight data recorder, and long battery life.”

Garcia also said that along with the portable Stratus 2S, his companies would also be one of the first retailers to offer the new panel-mounted, Stratus ESG, which is a 1090 extended squitter (ES) ADS-B Out transponder with built-in WAAS GPS.

Pilots who connect their Stratus 2S receiver to the Stratus ESG transponder will get the ultimate in ADS-B experience on their iPad with the ability to view traffic, weather, airspace and other information on a large format display.

About Gulf Coast Avionics – Gulf Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments and pilot supplies to customers around the world. GCA is an FAA-approved Class 1, 2 and 3/Limited Instrument Repair Station #UB4R564M. The company offers a full-array of avionics installation and repair services for certificated and kit-built aircraft. For a copy of their catalog or for more information, visit: