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GDL® 51/51R

Learn more about Garmin’s portable and remote mount SiriusXM aviation receivers.

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Garmin 51

Garmin GDL® 51/51R

Providing an easy-to-use satellite link with GPS position data and backup attitude (AHRS) , the compact and portable GDL® 51 or the remote mount GDL® 51R SiriusXM receiver let you access continuous, detailed weather information, plus more than 150 channels of digital-quality music, news, sports and other entertainment programming via satellite. Better still, you can also use Garmin Connext® wireless connectivity to stream SiriusXM services onto multiple Garmin aviation portables (including aera® 760, aera® 660, aera 796 or aera 795 series), G3X Touch™ flight displays, as well as iPad® tablets and other mobile devices with the Garmin Pilot™ app. GDL® 51 is also compatible with ForeFlight. So you get more access — on more devices — without spending more money.

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SiriusXM Aviation Plans Compatibility

Pilot Express is included.

Pilot Express

Pilot Preferred is included.

Pilot Preferred

Pilot Pro is included.

Pilot Pro

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Service Coverage Area

SiriusXM Aviation service is available in the continental United States, southern Canada and coastal regions.
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Canadian pilots, please visit us at siriusxm.ca/aviation

Need some extra assistance?

Call 1-855-796-9847 or email aviation.support@siriusxm.com for personalized help with SiriusXM Aviation. You can also log in to your account if you have account specific issues.

FAQs

How can I temporarily suspend service if I won’t be flying for a while (due to winter weather, maintenance, other)?

You can suspend your SiriusXM Aviation Weather service at no cost for up to 6 months when you are not using it by calling 1-800-985-9200 and asking to suspend.

Are there any long-term subscription requirements for SiriusXM Aviation Weather service?

You can subscribe monthly to SiriusXM Aviation service or annually. The SiriusXM Aviation subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your...

You can subscribe monthly to SiriusXM Aviation service or annually. 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. Please see our Customer Agreement for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling us at 1-800-985-9200. All fees, content and features are subject to change. You can suspend your Aviation service for up to 6 months at no charge when your plane is not in use. See rebate terms for any subscription term requirements.

Customer Agreement

How often is the SiriusXM Aviation Weather data updated?

SiriusXM Aviation data service elements are updated at multiple rates. Dynamic elements like radar and lightning are updated every 2.5 minutes (twice as fast as ADS-B), while other more stable data...

SiriusXM Aviation data service elements are updated at multiple rates. Dynamic elements like radar and lightning are updated every 2.5 minutes (twice as fast as ADS-B), while other more stable data elements are updated every 60+ minutes. It's important to note that there are two variables at work with our broadcast weather service: data update rates and transmit intervals. While a product source may be updated every 30 minutes, the same data may be transmitted every 5 minutes to ensure your display is up to date. SiriusXM worked with its avionics partners to arrive at the optimal cadence of updated data and transmit intervals to ensure customers receive critical information in a timely manner.

I live/fly in Canada - where can I purchase SiriusXM Aviation weather service?

SiriusXM Aviation coverage area includes southern Canada. Canadian residents can subscribe to SiriusXM Aviation at siriusxm.ca/aviation.