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From wheels up to wheels down, you’ll have superior graphical weather at your fingertips to maximize your situational awareness and comfort. Whether you fly a Light Sport Aircraft at 1,500 feet, a Corporate Jet at FL450, or anything in between, SiriusXM lets you fly with confidence. Plus, you can add on SiriusXM entertainment at a discount.

SiriusXM vs. ADS‑B

Choose satellite weather for twice-as-fast Composite Radar and Lightning plus exclusive features not found on the ground-based ADS-B system. The 2020 Mandate doesn’t require that you use ADS-B weather. Choose SiriusXM, ADS-B, or both!

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Superior Features SiriusXM Weather ADS-B
No Altitude Limitation or Line-Of-Sight Restrictions Tick Tick
Coast-To-Coast Coverage From Taxi To Landing Tick Tick
High-Res Composite & Base Reflectivity Radar Tick Tick
NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes Tick Tick
Both Cloud-To-Cloud & Cloud-To-Ground Lightning Tick Tick
Echo Tops Tick Tick
High-Res Surface Winds Tick Tick
Surface Visibility Tick Tick

Features, Packages, and Pricing

Pilot Express


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Essential weather information for all pilots. With U.S. radar extending into southern Canada, Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Ground lightning, TAFs, METARs, weather observations and warnings, Pilot Express delivers the weather information every pilot uses.

Pilot for ForeFlight


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This is the only SiriusXM package compatible with the ForeFlight mobile app. Includes U.S. and Canadian Weather Radar; Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning; TAFs and METARs; weather observations; graphical winds and temperatures aloft; Echo Tops; Cloud Tops; and other popular features.

Pilot Preferred


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Includes every feature in Express and ForeFlight packages plus forecasts and weather observations; Hi-Res Graphical Forecast winds; Weather Map with surface features and Isobars, Surface Visibility, Freezing Level, and tropical storm tracking.

Pilot Pro


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Includes every feature in the Preferred package plus features for more advanced pilots or longer flights including extended forecasts; 6 levels of graphical turbulence and Icing NOWcast. Pilot Pro is SiriusXM Aviation's most comprehensive aviation weather package.

Compare SiriusXM Aviation Package Features

Subscription Packages & Features2
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Pilot Express
Pilot for ForeFlight
Pilot Preferred
Pilot Pro
High-Resolution Composite (NEXRAD) Radar
High-Resolution Base Reflectivity Radar
NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes
Lightning: Cloud-to-Cloud & Cloud-to-Ground
Temporary Flight Restrictions
Winds Aloft - Graphical
Temps Aloft
AIRMETs/SIGMETs- Graphical
High-Resolution Surface Winds Forecast 0-3 Hr 0-24 Hr
Weather Map w/Surface Features & Isobars 0-24 Hr 0-48 Hr
Radar Coverage/Site Status
Icing NOWcast
Cloud Top Image -
Echo Top Raster -
Graphical Turbulence Guidance -
Freezing Level
Tropical Storm Tracks with Windfields -
Surface Visibility Forecast -
150+ Channels of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Optional Optional Optional Optional
For Legacy XMWX products, view legacy XMWX Aviation data packages.

Compatible Hardware

Hardware and Package Compatibility

Equipment Brand Pilot Express Pilot Preferred Pilot Pro Pilot For ForeFlight
Garmin GXM 42 GXM 42 GXM 42 -
Garmin G3X Touch G3X Touch G3X Touch -
Garmin GDL69/ 69A SXM GDL69/ 69A SXM GDL69/ 69A SXM -
Garmin GDL™ 51/52
GDL™ 51R/52R
GDL™ 51/52
GDL™ 51R/52R
GDL™ 51/52
GDL™ 51R/52R
GDL™ 51/51R
GDL™ 52/52R
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Superior Weather on ForeFlight

With Garmin GDL 51/51R or GDL 52/52R or the SiriusXM SXAR1 Aviation receiver, pilots using an iPad or iPhone
with the ForeFlight Mobile app v.9.5 can view SiriusXM Aviation in-flight weather
and data delivered via satellite to monitor storm fronts, track lightning strikes,
TAFs, METARs, winds and more.

It’s Easy to Add SiriusXM Aviation Weather to ForeFlight.

1. Purchase compatible hardware.
2. Download the latest version of the ForeFlight Mobile app.
3. Choose the Pilot for ForeFlight Subscription Package.
4. Activate Service Online or call 1-855-838-8563. See DETAILS below.

Pilot for ForeFlight Features



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  • High-Resolution Composite (NEXRAD) Radar
  • High-Resolution Base Reflectivity Radar
  • NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes
  • Lightning - Cloud-to-Cloud & Cloud-to-Ground
  • Temporary Flight Restrictions
  • Winds Aloft - Graphical
  • Temps Aloft
  • AIRMETs/SIGMETs - Graphical
  • Freezing Level
  • PIREPs
  • Radar Coverage/Site Status
  • Cloud Top Image
  • Graphical Turbulence
  • Icing NOWcast
  • Weather Map with Surface Features
  • Surface Visibility

Track High-Resolution
Base Reflectivity Radar

Overlay Flight Route On
Inflight Weather & Charts

Access Forecast Winds
At Any Altitude

Anticipate Changing
Airport Conditions

Avoid Hazardous
Inflight Weather

$200 Rebate

Rebate Offer Details

Purchase any eligible new aviation satellite weather receiver from 1/1/2020-12/31/2020, activate it with any SiriusXM Aviation weather subscription package, maintain 60 days of continuous paid service and receive a $200 SiriusXM Rewards Visa®

SiriusXM® Aviation
Service Coverage Area

SiriusXM Aviation service is available in the continental United States, southern Canada and coastal regions. The green area on this map is an approximation of our satellite coverage area. Satellite signal strength at border regions may be limited.

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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. 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 programming are subject to change.

1 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.

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

3 Pilot for ForeFlight subscription package is the only service level available for ForeFlight users.

4 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.