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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.


Weather Tips

Weather Tips

Trying to decide which inflight weather service is best for you? We can help you make a more informed decision. Watch this video by Matt Guthmiller, an aviator and adventurer, to learn more about the differences between SiriusXM weather and ADS-B weather.

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 Trial for AOPA Members

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

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.