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GDL 51/51R

Learn more about Garmin’s portable and remote mount SiriusXM aviation receivers.

Call 1-844-823-0843 or subscribe online.

GDL 51/51R

Learn more about Garmin’s portable and remote mount SiriusXM aviation receivers.

Call 1-844-823-0843 or subscribe online.

Hardware overview

About the Garmin
GDL 51/51R receiver

Providing an easy-to-use satellite link with GPS position data and backup attitude (AHRS) , the compact and portable GDL 51 or the remote mount GDL 51R SiriusXM receiver let you access continuous, detailed weather information, plus more than 300 channels of digital-quality music, news, sports and other entertainment programming via satellite.

Visit Garmin to purchase a Garmin GDL 51 or Garmin GDL 51R

You can also use Garmin Connext wireless connectivity to stream SiriusXM services onto multiple Garmin aviation portables (including aera 760, aera 660, aera 796 or aera 795 series), G3X Touch flight displays, as well as iPad tablets and other mobile devices with the Garmin Pilot app. GDL 51 is also compatible with ForeFlight. So you get more access — on more devices — without spending more money.

Get 3 months FREE

Get the first 3 months of SiriusXM Pilot Preferred or Pilot for ForeFlight Aviation Weather package and the SiriusXM Platinum audio programming package at no cost with purchase of the Garmin GDL 51/51R and 52/52R, and a SiriusXM subscription.

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SiriusXM Aviation Packages Compatibility

Pilot for ForeFlight

Pilot Preferred

Pilot Pro

Get a $200 Rebate

With the purchase and subscription activation of an eligible aviation weather receiver.

Get a $200 Rebate

With the purchase and subscription activation of an eligible aviation weather receiver.

Help and Support

Send a Refresh Signal

Haven’t flown in a while? We can send a “wake up” signal to your hardware.

Refresh your hardware

Service Coverage Area

SiriusXM Aviation service is available in the continental United States, southern Canada and coastal regions.

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Need some extra assistance?

Call 1-844-823-0843 or email aviation@siriusxm.ca for personalized help with SiriusXM Aviation. You can also log in to your account if you have account specific issues.

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I temporarily suspend service if I won’t be flying for a while (due to winter weather, maintenance, other)?

You can suspend your SiriusXM Aviation Weather service at no cost for up to 6 months when you are not using it by calling 1-844-823-0843 and asking to suspend.

How often is the SiriusXM Aviation Weather data updated?

SiriusXM Aviation data service elements are updated at multiple rates. Dynamic elements like radar and lightning are updated every 2.5 minutes (twice as fast as ADS-B), while other more stable data elements are updated every 60+ minutes.

Are there any long-term subscription requirements for SiriusXM Aviation Weather?

No. You can subscribe on a month-to-month basis. SiriusXM will bill your credit card monthly in advance, and you may cancel your subscription at any time. There will be a $25 activation fee when you reactivate your service. We also allow customers to “seasonally suspend” service at no charge for up to 6 months.

How much does SiriusXM Aviation weather cost per month?

There are 3 Subscription Service Plan Tiers ranging from $29.99/month to $99.99/Month, plus any applicable activation fee or taxes. You can pay monthly, or annually. The SiriusXM Pilot for ForeFlight service plan is $39.99/month plus any applicable activation fee or taxes.