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.
The new SiriusXM Tour radio features a touch-screen interface and the ability to connect to your headset or audio panel via Bluetooth, potentially eliminating one additional wire in the cockpit—the connection to the Aux input.
Once the Tour is in place, you can enjoy some 150 channels streaming from the SiriusXM satellites—music, sports, news, and comedy. Paired with a quality headset, the sound is amazing and really does make those long trips, well, fly.
Subscription fees vary from about $11 to $22 a month depending on how many channels you’d like. Discounts are available when paired with your SiriusXM Aviation weather datalink package and/or other SiriusXM subscriptions for home or car. Plus, you can purchase additional vehicle kits and move the radio to other airplanes, boats, motor homes, or vehicles to get more value of out of the monthly subscription. The current deal through Sporty’s includes three months free.
When within range of a Wi-Fi signal, the Tour includes a host of additional features and capabilities, including streaming even more channels and voice control.