SiriusXM Aviation Overview

SiriusXM Aviation delivers the up-to-date, continuous, coast-to-coast weather service that you can rely on. Available in three service levels, SiriusXM Aviation is right for you whether you fly jets or props, fixed wing or helicopters. Plus, you can add over 150 channels of entertainment to your account to enjoy while you fly.

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SiriusXM vs. ADS-B

Choose satellite weather to avoid the very real limitations of ground-based ADS-B. SiriusXM weather has critical features they don’t offer, including non-stop access from takeoff to touchdown. With SiriusXM you’ll know exactly what lies ahead so you can navigate with confidence – all flight long.

FEATURES SiriusXM Weather ADS-B
Continuous Coast-to-Coast Service – No Coverage Gaps
No Line-of-Sight Restrictions
No Minimum Altitude Limitation
Coast-To-Coast High Resolution Weather Radar
Lightning: Cloud-To-Cloud & Cloud-To-Ground
Graphical Cloud Cover

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3 Easy Steps to Get Started:

1

Purchase compatible hardware

2

Choose your
Subscription Package

3

Call 855-SXM-WTHR
to activate service.

SiriusXM Aviation is Available on Select Garmin Devices

Access SiriusXM Aviation directly on the compatible
Garmin model GXM42 via aera 510/560/796 portable
GPS units, the GDL 69/ 69A SXM for compatible Garmin
certified avionics and the G3X Touch/GDU 465 for
LSA/Experimental Aircraft installations.

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SiriusXM for iPad®
Aviation Receiver — SXAR1

And now, with our SXAR1 receiver you can access and control SiriusXM weather, info and entertainment through your iPad® using a Bluetooth® connection. Its compact size fits neatly on the glare shield giving the satellite antenna a clear view of the sky. Get the receiver and download the app for your iPad, select the SiriusXM Aviation Subscription that’s right for you and you’re ready to fly. See DETAILS below.

 

* NOTE: The SiriusXM Service may include traffic, weather and other content and emergency alert information and data. Such information and data is not for "safety for life," but is merely supplemental and advisory in nature, and therefore cannot be relied upon as safety critical in connection with any aircraft, sea craft, automobile, or any other usage.

DETAILS: The SiriusXM Aviation subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-855-796-9847. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms. All fees, features and programming subject to change.

Subscription Packages & Features1

SiriusXM Pilot
EXPRESS
SiriusXM Pilot
PREFERRED
SiriusXM Pilot
PRO
ADS-B
Composite (NEXRAD) Radar High Resolution — CONUS High Resolution — CONUS High Resolution — CONUS Low Resolution — CONUS & some non-CONUS U.S.
High Resolution Base Reflectivity Radar CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS
NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes CONUS CONUS CONUS
Lightning Strike Locations CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS
Temporary Flight Restrictions CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS Limited to 100nm of position
Winds Aloft CONUS & non-CONUS
Graphical format
CONUS & non-CONUS
Graphical format
CONUS & non-CONUS
Graphical format
Limited to 500 – 1000nm of position, text format
Temps Aloft CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS Limited to 500 – 1000nm of position, text format
AIRMETS/SIGMETS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS Limited to 250 – 500nm of position
AIREPS/PIREPS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS Limited to 250 – 500nm of position
Alerts Service CONUS CONUS CONUS
Local Weather Forecasts (˜5 day) CONUS CONUS CONUS
Tropical Storm Tracks with Windfields Observed CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS
Standard Forecast Winds 0 Hr 0 – 24 Hr 0 – 48 Hr
Hi Res Forecast Winds 0 Hr 0 – 3 Hr 0 – 24 Hr
Weather Map with Surface Features & Isobars 0 Hr 0 – 24 Hr 0 – 72 Hr
Radar Coverage Map CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS
METARs/TAFs CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS Limited to 250 – 500nm of position*
Canadian Weather Warnings Non-CONUS Non-CONUS
Cloud Top Image CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS
Echo Top Raster CONUS & non-CONUS CONUS & non-CONUS
Surface Visibility Forecast 0 – 1 Hr 0 – 3 Hr
Freezing Level 0 – 1 Hr 0 – 3 Hr
Graphical Turbulence Guidance CONUS & non-CONUS
Icing NOWcast CONUS & non-CONUS
150+ Channels of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Programming2 Optional Optional Optional
NOTAMs Limited to 100nm of position
Special Use Airspace Status Limited to 250 – 500nm of position

1 The availability and display of service features and SiriusXM Audio varies by hardware provider. View Garmin GDL69/69A SXM feature compatibility.

2 SiriusXM Satellite Radio audio service sold separately. Satellite Radio may be purchased for a reduced fee with SiriusXM Aviation package. Audio activation fee is $15 if activated separately from SiriusXM Aviation.

* ADS-B METAR coverage can extend further when in range of a high altitude station.