Do I need cellular I use iPad + ForeFlight with Sentry ADS-B receiver?

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  1. programmerpilot

    programmerpilot Filing Flight Plan

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    I wouldn't need the GPS chip in the cellular iPad since Sentry would provide WAAS.
     
  2. asicer

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    No, but the iPad's optional cellular+GPS module does make for a good backup.
     
  3. Sierra_Hotel

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    Need? No. Nice to have? Definitely.
     
  4. Deelee

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    My iPad air does not have cellular/GPS, but works great with the sentry 3 and Foreflight. I have a panel mount WAAS GPS if the iPad or sentry croaks. And an iPhone with cellular/GPS and Foreflight as a backup backup.
     
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    My iPad has doesn't have cellular/GPS, I use a Bad Elf and Stratux. The rental planes have stratus transponders that also link to ForeFlight, as well as the panel GPS. I've ForeFlight on my phone, so I think I'm covered.
     
  6. WillFly4Food

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    You’ll be fine flying with a non-cellular iPad if you have a separate GPS receiver it can link to. However, the GPS backup is nice to have, as well as cellular data in the event you find yourself somewhere without a WiFi password or a slow connection.