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The 2020 mandate does not require that you use ADS-B weather. You are free to choose SiriusXM weather, ADS-B weather, or both!

Choose SiriusXM for Composite Radar and Cloud-to-Cloud/Cloud-to-Ground Lightning data updating every 2.5 minutes—that's 2x faster than ADS-B's 5 minute update rate.

Plus, it provides Storm Tracks showing the top, speed, and direction of the storm, helping you safely maneuver around dangerous weather.

Check out this infographic that breaks down the differences between SiriusXM and ADS-B weather at each stage of flight to help you decide which service is right for you.


Flight Tips

Flight Tips

When it comes to entertainment in the cockpits of light general aviation airplanes, there are only two ways to enjoy it: Bring it with you or stream it from SiriusXM. A new portable radio from SiriusXM makes it easier than ever to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment on those long cross-country flights. Read more here.

Why Choose SiriusXM

Why Choose SiriusXM

Whether you fly low and slow or high and fast, SiriusXM Aviation Weather provides you with the weather you need from takeoff to landing, coast-to coast.

With high resolution Composite Radar and Cloud-to-Cloud/ Cloud-to-Ground Lightning updating every 2.5 minutes along with always available weather products like METARs, Echo Tops, and Storm Tracks, SiriusXM lets you fly confidently knowing that your weather information is available at 500' or at your destination 500 miles ahead.

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AOPA Ambassadors

SiriusXM is proud to support AOPA’s You Can Fly Ambassadors and provides its satellite weather service for Ambassadors and their aircraft as they visit airports nationwide bringing AOPA’s resources directly to the pilot community.

Current Offers

2-Month Weather & Radio Trial

Give SiriusXM Aviation Weather and Entertainment a try and decide which weather solution is right for you! SiriusXM offers exclusive features that ADS-B doesn’t offer including:

  • Composite radar updating every 2.5 minutes
  • Cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning updating every 2.5 minutes
  • Storm cell and echo top information
  • No altitude limitations or line-of-sight restrictions

Call to activate your 2‑month trial!


2-Month Trial Offer Details

2-Month Radio Trial

Keep the music going at home, on the road, in the hangar, and the air. With this 2-month SiriusXM Radio All Access trial, you’ll get over 140 channels of amazing, including:

  • Deepest variety of music, ad-free – get the newest music, live performances, and more.

  • Your games, your sports, your team – play-by-play from every major sport.

  • Most complete news coverage – from the top cable news and business networks.

  • The biggest names in entertainment – original, exclusive talk channels and every kind of comedy, with something to make you laugh.

This All Access trial includes streaming, so you can listen in your car, on your phone, at the hangar, home, and online.

Offer not valid on SiriusXM Weather receivers with a current weather subscription.

Call to activate your 2 month radio trial!

2-Month Trial Offer Details
OFFER DETAILS: Activate an All Access subscription on your SiriusXM enabled aviation weather/radio receiver and get your first 2 months free, plus get free activation (an additional $15 savings). A credit card is required on this offer. You must cancel your subscription during your free month(s) to avoid being charged. After the initial free 2-month period, your subscription will automatically renew thereafter, and your credit card will be charged each month at the then-current monthly rate (currently $21.99/mo*). Fees and taxes apply. Please see our Customer Agreement at 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. This offer cannot be combined with any other and may be modified or terminated at any time. Offer good only for new subscriptions. Channel lineup varies by package

*Your All Access subscription may be eligible for a discounted rate (currently $16.99/month) if maintained on the same account as an activated full-price SiriusXM Aviation weather subscription package.

Garmin Offer

Get up to $500 in SiriusXM Aviation value, including a:

  • 3 month trial subscription of SiriusXM Weather and Satellite Radio on a Garmin GDL™ 52

3-Month Trial
  • 2 hundred dollar ($200) combined rebates on a Garmin GDL™ 52 weather receiver



In the market for a new plane? Choose a SiriusXM Aviation weather & entertainment partner!

Purchased a pre-flown plane? Check with your dealer for SiriusXM Aviation offers!

SiriusXM is Available on Garmin and ForeFlight

SiriusXM on Garmin

Whether your rent or own your aircraft, Gamin Avionics has the right SiriusXM weather solution for you.


The GDL™ 51 and 52 portable weather receivers provide concurrent wireless connectivity to Garmin Pilot™ and ForeFlight apps and the portable aera® 660, aera 795/796 and G3X Touch™. The GXM™ 42 SXM receiver works with the portable aera 510, 560, 796, & GPSMAP® 696.


The GDL® 69/69A receiver works with Garmin certified avionics GTN™ 750/650 and integrated flight decks G1000®, G1000NXi, G2000®, G3000®, and G5000®.


The G3X Touch GDU 455 and GDU 465 are for LSA/Experimental Aircraft.

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SiriusXM on Foreflight

Pilots using the industry leading ForeFlight mobile app can now access SiriusXM Aviation weather. With the ForeFlight mobile app and a GDL51/52, LSA to corporate pilots can receive SiriusXM Aviation inflight weather, GPS data, and backup attitude (AHRS) on the ForeFlight mobile app.

To get flying with SiriusXM weather on your ForeFlight app, purchase a GDL 51/51R or a GDL 52/52R, download the latest version of the ForeFlight app, and subscribe to the SiriusXM Pilot for ForeFlight package.

Purchase a GDL 52 today and receive a 3-month trial of Pilot for ForeFlight.