Aviation technology is always changing, and the electronics landscape that is supported by satellite technology is growing by leaps and bounds. Gone forever are the days of guessing about the weather based on a few sweeps of a weather radar of dubious quality or a couple of peeks out of the cockpit window. With SiriusXM satellite technology, you can gain instant access to the very latest weather data and have it displayed on your portable navigation unit or your tablet device-all at the touch of a button.
The Garmin GDL 51 Portable SiriusXM Receiver is your easy way into the satellite-delivered weather universe. This compact and easily transportable unit fits in any flight bag and sets up in seconds. It can connect wirelessly to a wide variety of portable Garmin and iPad products (including the Garmin aera 650, 795, and 796 series GPS receivers). Keeping up with the weather is no problem when you have the Garmin GDL 51; you can purchase the SiriusXM Aviation weather package and put NEXRAD images, METARS, TAFS, winds aloft, radar, satellite imagery, and turbulence charts in your cockpit and on your device with a tap on the screen.
Since the Garmin GDL-51 uses the SiriusXM network, you can listen to your favorite news, music, or entertainment channels while you are aloft through a wireless Bluetooth connection. The Garmin GDL-51 has a lithium-ion battery that will give you five full hours of streaming digital quality sound from any of more than 150 SiriusXM channels. The Garmin GDL 51 Portable SiriusXM Receiver is the perfect add-on for general aviation and homebuilt pilots, or for anyone else that values high tech portability.