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Weather receiver trade-in offers big savingsWeather receiver trade-in offers big savings

Editor's note: This article was updated April 11 to clarify the SiriusXM Aviation trade-in program and correct the length of the offer.

If you have an old Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast weather receiver that still works and want to upgrade to a newer model—now’s the time. You could save $300.

Garmin's GDL 52 receiver is part of a trade-in deal with Aircraft Spruce, Garmin, and SiriusXM Aviation. Photo courtesy of Garmin.

SiriusXM Aviation is offering a trade-in deal from April 10 through 30.

SiriusXM launched the program, with this explanation: “Receive a $100 credit from SiriusXM when exchanging your current working ADS-B weather receiver towards a new Garmin GDL 51 or GDL 52 receiver. You will also be eligible for a $200 rebate from SiriusXM Aviation.”

Both Garmin portable weather receivers work with the popular Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight apps as well as the Garmin aera 660 and 796 displays. The GDL 51 receives SiriusXM weather, while the GDL 52 receives SiriusXM and ADS-B weather.

Follow the steps at the bottom of Aircraft Spruce’s trade-in page to participate in the program. And learn how to qualify for the $200 SiriusXM rebate.

See how the GDL 51 and 52 provided weather information on two of my cross-country flights (Florida to Maryland, and Maryland to Tennessee) in my VFR-only Cessna 170B.

Alyssa J. Miller

Alyssa J. Cobb

AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor
AOPA Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Cobb has worked at AOPA since 2004 and is an active flight instructor.
Topics: Corporate Partner, Financial, Gear

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