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Civil Air Patrol gets SiriusXM across fleet

A new partnership between SiriusXM and the Civil Air Patrol will provide valuable weather information to CAP pilots who fly important and time-sensitive missions.

The Civil Air Patrol is equipping its fleet with SiriusXM satellite aviation weather and information services. Photo by David Tulis.

CAP is the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and supports local, state, and federal agencies in missions related to disaster response, homeland security training, and aerospace education and youth aviation initiatives. As such, CAP operates the world's largest single-engine aircraft fleet.

CAP recently announced a new partnership with SiriusXM under which the satellite-based aeronautical weather and entertainment provider will equip the CAP fleet with SiriusXM satellite-delivered Aviation Weather.

“SiriusXM’s satellite-provided weather service is an ideal tool for Civil Air Patrol missions,” said Michael Nunemaker, CAP chief of safety. “SiriusXM Aviation is especially valuable as a part of our strategic weather information toolset where ground-based services may not be able to provide the weather information our pilots need to make decisions.”

Pilots flying with CAP will benefit from features like frequent updates on high-resolution composite radar, METARs and TAFs, and other information that ADS-B does not provide.

“We are very proud to be supporting Civil Air Patrol with our SiriusXM Aviation Weather services,” said Dave Wasby, vice president and general manager of aviation, marine, and music for business at SiriusXM. “SiriusXM is in full support of CAP's mission, so we are delighted to provide our weather and information for their pilots' decision-making from coast to coast and from taxi to touchdown.”

Lillian Geil

Communications Specialist
Communications Specialist Lillian Geil is a student pilot and a graduate of Columbia University who joined AOPA in 2021.
Topics: Avionics

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