Garmin GDL 39 ADS-B Receiver for iPad (Bluetooth)

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Regular Price: $799.00

Special Price $599.00

Regular Price: $799.00

Special Price $599.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 9277A

Subscription-free weather for the iPad

Garmin was first to introduce datalink weather for portable devices over a decade ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. Now Garmin is bringing the benefits of in-flight weather to your iPad – without a monthly subscription. The GDL 39 is a compact, portable ADS-B receiver that delivers weather, traffic and GPS information to the cockpit all in one package.

Features:

  • Subscription-free ADS-B weather, including animated NEXRAD radar...
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Subscription-free weather for the iPad

Garmin was first to introduce datalink weather for portable devices over a decade ago, forever changing the way pilots fly. Now Garmin is bringing the benefits of in-flight weather to your iPad – without a monthly subscription. The GDL 39 is a compact, portable ADS-B receiver that delivers weather, traffic and GPS information to the cockpit all in one package.

Features:

  • Subscription-free ADS-B weather, including animated NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, TFRs and more
  • Dual band receiver (978 UAT and 1090 ES) allows for reception of ADS-B traffic, with Garmin's TargetTrend display
  • Built-in WAAS GPS delivers accurate position data for moving map features
  • Bluetooth connection to your iPad allows for two devices to wirelessly connect simultaneously
  • View complete status information in the Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight app

Requires Garmin Pilot app or ForeFlight app to work with tablets and smartphones.

Requires cigarette lighter cable (included, works with 12 or 24 volt systems) or battery pack (not included) for operation. ADS-B coverage varies by location and altitude – does not work on the ground in most locations. Coverage not available outside US. 

Not all traffic will be shown; coverage will vary based on equipment and nearby aircraft. In order to maximize available traffic information for the display, the aircraft should also be equipped with a compliant ADS-B Out solution like the GDL 88 or GTX 330ES/33/23 ES transponders.


Device Compatibility

DisplayTIS-B TrafficFIS-B WeatherConnectionTarget­Trend™ CapableAttitude from GDL 39 3D
Garmin Pilot app (iPad/Android)30 TargetsYesBlue­toothYesYes
G3X30 TargetsYesCableYesNo
aera 66030 TargetsYesBlue­tooth or CableYesYes
aera 795/79630 TargetsYesBluetooth or CableYesYes
aera 500/510/550/56030 TargetsYesCableYesNo
GPSMAP 695/69630 TargetsYesCableYesNo
GPSMAP 495/4968 TargetsNoCableNoNo
GPSMAP 3968 TargetsNoCableNoNo

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John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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4.0 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Pros: traffic avoidance extra battery option easy to use Cons: doesn't work with some of the other programs beside Garmin (yet), but I'm sure it will in time. Works great with the Garmin Pilot App.
June 4, 2013
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Came with DC power cable .... Cons: battery is extra if you need it. Usual bluetooth issues getting the connection but once connected .. it is great ...
August 7, 2013
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Quality Product, Works as Advertised. Easy to use. Cons: None so far! I strongly recommend this product!
March 25, 2013
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: The unit automatically turns on and connects to iPads when power is applied. We normally fly in the low 40s and with the external antenna, we never have a problem with reception. Cons: Battery Life
November 14, 2012
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: THIS PRODUCT ALONG WITH ATC HELPED ME NAVIGATE THROUGH T-STORM SEASON ON A LONG CROSS COUNTRY FROM PA TO THE FL KEYS. IT ALLOWED ME TO SEE WHAT ATC WAS SEEING AND TO ANTICIPATE EXACTLY WHAT LAY AHEAD. I COULD DETERMINE IF THERE WERE IMBEDDED STORMS OR NOT. EASY PLUG AND PLAY AND USED ON THE FIRST FLIGHT. Cons: UNFORTUNATELY THE WEATHER ONLY WORKS WITH THE GARMIN APP WHICH IS NOT AS INTUITIVE TO THIS FOREFLIGHT USER. THE GARMIN APP HAS SOME NICE FEATURES, LIKE DIRECT TO, AND FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, BUT IS A LITTLE MORE CUMBERSOME TO LAY OUT A FLIGHT PLAN. MAYBE I JUST NEED A LITTLE MORE TIME WITH IT OR THE APP NEEDS A MORE DEVELOPMENT TIME.
August 20, 2012
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Easy to use and updates without effort Cons: None While flying out of KJYO it alerted me to a plane 100 feet below heading directly at me.....he never made any calls and is was a hazy day so without this product I might have been a statistic. The screen alerted showing the traffic.....you can't miss the alert and it gave me about 3 minutes to scan the area and climb to avoid him! Worth every dime!
August 19, 2012
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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2 / 5
Great First Impression
I bought the GDL-39 and took it on a long IFR cross-country the very next day (1300 miles round trip). On the way home, the weather radar was instrumental in our decision to divert to the south due to thunderstorms approaching our home airport. We may have been able to make that decision based on recommendations by ATC, but the GDL-39 radar images made the decision very easy. Traffic is also nice, but the weather is what will likely save your bacon. It is overpriced for what is in there, and I wish they had made it white instead of black (it gets hot sitting on the dash in the sun). I also wish that they had made the power cable USB instead of hard-wired to a cigarette lighter plug. The wiring for multi-USB chargers is much cleaner than for multi-cigarette lighter adapters.
June 25, 2016
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Designed to work seamlessly with Garmin Pilot and did so on my HTC EVO adroid phone and my friend's iPad Mini. Easy to set up and connect. Good range of weather products. Cons: The battery option is really mandatory so you don't lose the ADS-B service when the ship's power fails, as mine did. I have only had this for a week or so and used only twice, so too early to tell about durability or reliability. I was not flying in an area where traffic information was available, so cannot comment on that.
March 7, 2013
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Pros: App is nice, foreflight is a little easier but overall Garmin has done a good job. Product is extremely easy to install and connect to devices. Cons: When they say subscription free they are referring to products in a product. You will pay minimum $50/month for Garmin Pilot. Its like getting a Cirrus SR22 for free if you buy a $500k hat. You don't get one without the other. Extremely misleading in my opinion. I still have not been able to get Radar and satellite to load, each time I get a failed to load screen on both ipad and iphone... If the radar and satellite load problem gets fixed I think I would enjoy the product. It's still a $600/year subscription that has some traffic, so I guess its better than the $800/year satellite radio and weather...
November 15, 2012
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Cons: ADS-B poor reception not reliable. I have Garmin panel mount TIS and Foreflight to compare to and its not comparible. I was expecting more. The garmin App is hard to negiotiate, again compared to foreflight. I'm hoping in the future the reception stations will improve and maybe the app. Thats my opinion
August 22, 2012
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Does the receiver have to be mounted on a horizontal surface?
Rich M on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not.
Does this work with Android ?
A shopper on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In conjunction with Garmin Pilot, Yes.
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