We both know that pairing a UAT product to an aging transponder is a short-term solution for ADS-B. Unfortunately, many aircraft owners have gone that route, and will be making another purchase once their transponder fails. When that happens, we want Stratus ES/ESG to be the go-to choice to replace them.

We are excited to announce a trade-up offer for aircraft owners who switch from UAT (skyBeacon, tailBeacon, or Garmin GDL-82) to Stratus ES/ESG. This program was designed to drive transponder sales to you by creating awareness that UAT is an inferior, short-term solution for ADS-B. Appareo is offering up to $1,300 trade-up value! $1,000 for the UAT (skyBeacon, tailBeacon, or Garmin GDL-82), plus another $300 for a GTX 327, or $200 for a Mode C transponder.

How to Redeem

  1. Email support@appareo.com for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Use the subject line “UAT Trade Up.”
  2. Complete the UAT Trade Up Form.
  3. Ship the trade-in unit(s) to Appareo, including a printed copy of the UAT Trade Up Form.
  4. Once received, we will inspect and test the unit(s). Appareo will issue a check or apply the credit to your dealer account after each unit is verified.
  5. It’s the dealer’s responsibility to relay the trade-up amount back to the customer.

Terms & Conditions

  • $1,000 trade-up offer applies to skyBeacon, tailBeacon, or Garmin GDL-82.
  • $200 trade-up offer applies to any Mode C transponder.
  • $300 trade-up offer applies to Garmin GTX 327.
  • All trade-in units must be returned in good cosmetic condition and in perfect working order. All units will be bench-tested upon return and prior to credit.
  • The trade-in credit can only be applied to the purchase of one Stratus ES/ESG. One UAT device credit and one transponder credit per one Stratus ES/ESG purchase per customer.
  • Appareo Dealers are responsible for shipping the trade-in unit(s) to Appareo. Appareo is not responsible for any lost or damaged packages before they arrive at our warehouse.
  • Appareo is not responsible for shipping costs of the trade-in unit(s).
  • Appareo is not responsible for installation or shop time of the install or removal.
  • Trade-in devices must be received by Appareo within 30 days of Stratus ES/ESG purchase.
  • Trade-in devices and the UAT Trade Up Form must be sent to the following address:


Attn: UAT Trade Up

1830 NDSU Research Circle North

Fargo, ND 58102