Garmin GDL 51 SiriusXM Receiver

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SKU
7147A
$649.00
Nothing beats SiriusXM Satellite Weather for making smart in-flight decisions, and the new GDL 51 makes it easier than ever to view this high quality information on your tablet or portable GPS.

$200 Mail-In Rebate from SiriusXM Aviation

Rebate requires SiriusXM Aviation Weather subscription package. You are eligible for both Garmin and SiriusXM rebates with one purchase. More Information

Satellite weather for apps and portable GPSs

Nothing beats SiriusXM Satellite Weather for making smart in-flight decisions, and the GDL 51 makes it easier than ever to view this high quality information on your tablet or portable GPS. The compact receiver sits on your dash and streams weather, SiriusXM Radio, attitude information, and GPS data wirelessly via Bluetooth. The built-in five-hour battery means it’s completely portable, and perfect as a backup too.

Features:

 

Weather is delivered by satellite, allowing reception at any altitude, anywhere in the US and southern Canada

  

Attitude heading reference system (AHRS) is a backup attitude source

 

View high resolution radar, lightning, satellite imagery, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, echo tops, Pilot Reports and more

  

Built-in WAAS GPS provides precise location

 

Listen to SiriusXM Radio in flight, with over 150 channels of music, sports and entertainment

  

7-hour rechargable battery means no wires

 

Bluetooth connection to the Garmin Pilot app on iOS or Android

 

Also works with ForeFlight Mobile

 
 
aera

Connect to Garmin portables: aera 760/660 and 796/795

coverage at any altitude

Coverage at any altitude

Continuous SiriusXM satellite updates — accessible by ground and air — can help you make better, more timely flight decisions. The SiriusXM network’s powerful satellites deliver seamless coverage across the continental U.S. and its coastal regions as well as southern Canada. Choose from available SiriusXM aviation packages that provide METAR data and animated NEXRAD imagery plus current reports on precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops, turbulence, freezing levels, TFRs and more. To help you maintain the most current weather picture, the GDL 51 receiver can queue the weather from SiriusXM while your display device is sleeping or turned off so it automatically updates when you turn the screen back on.

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SiriusXM Radio

By simply connecting a compatible Bluetooth headset or audio panel to GDL 51, you can wirelessly listen to your choice of high-quality audio entertainment channels provided by SiriusXM. Volume adjustments and station selection may be accessed through your compatible Garmin aviation portable or mobile device app. If you prefer, a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack positioned on the side of your GDL 51 makes it easy to provide a hardwired audio out connection to an auxiliary device or audio panel in your aircraft.

built-in gps

Built-in GPS and Attitude Sensors for SVX Display

In addition to its weather and audio entertainment capabilities, the GDL 51 feature set includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver. This enables GDL 51 to deliver highly accurate aircraft position, speed and altitude information to your compatible mobile device app. Also, built-in attitude sensors enable select Garmin aviation portables and apps with SVX synthetic vision technology to serve as a backup attitude reference during your flights. With virtual terrain, obstacles, runways, horizon cues, HSI, GPS speed, altitude and more, this brings a whole new perspective to your portable navigation.

In the box:

  • GDL 51 portable receiver
  • Suction cup for cable management
  • Mounting bracket
  • Trial subscription to Garmin Pilot™ app
  • Vehicle power cable

Specifications

Physical

  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.9" x 1.3" x 3.4" (12.44 x 3.30 x 8.64 cm)
  • Weight: 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg)
  • Anti-slip mat (bottom of unit only)
GDL51 front

Performance

  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft
  • Nominal operating velocity range: 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)
  • Power input: 10 to 32 VDC, 3.5 W max.
  • Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable (built-in)
  • Charge temperature: Unit may not charge at extreme temperatures below 0° C (32° F) or above 32° C (90° F)
  • Typical battery operating time: 8 hours
GDL51 left
GDL51 side

Connections

  • 18-pin power and data connector
  • microUSB
  • SiriusXM® MCX antenna port
  • GPS MCX antenna port
  • 3.5mm audio jack (audio out only)
  • Wireless Connext™ (Bluetooth®)
GDL51 back

Compatibility

Subscriptions:

Subscription required for weather and audio. Subscriptions start at $29.99/mo. Note: pilots using Garmin Pilot have three subscription tiers to choose from; pilots using ForeFlight Mobile with the Garmin GDL 51 can access two tiers of SiriusXM Aviation weather (Pilot for ForeFlight or Pilot Express).

$200 Mail-In Rebate from SiriusXM Aviation

Rebate requires SiriusXM Aviation Weather subscription package. You are eligible for both Garmin and SiriusXM rebates with one purchase.
more information

 
Satellite weather for apps and portable GPSs

Nothing beats SiriusXM Satellite Weather for making smart in-flight decisions, and the GDL 51 makes it easier than ever to view this high quality information on your tablet or portable GPS. The compact receiver sits on your dash and streams weather, SiriusXM Radio, attitude information, and GPS data wirelessly via Bluetooth. The built-in five-hour battery means it’s completely portable, and perfect as a backup too.

Features:

  • Weather is delivered by satellite, allowing reception at any altitude, anywhere in the US and southern Canada
  • View high resolution radar, lightning, satellite imagery, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, echo tops, Pilot Reports and more
  • Listen to SiriusXM Radio in flight, with over 150 channels of music, sports and entertainment
  • Attitude heading reference system (AHRS) is a backup attitude source
  • Built-in WAAS GPS provides precise location
  • 7-hour rechargeable battery means no wires
  • Bluetooth connection to the Garmin Pilot app on iOS or Android
  • Also works with ForeFlight Mobile
  • Connect to Garmin portables: aera 660 and 796/795

 

Coverage at any altitude

Continuous SiriusXM satellite updates — accessible by ground and air — can help you make better, more timely flight decisions. The SiriusXM network’s powerful satellites deliver seamless coverage across the continental U.S. and its coastal regions as well as southern Canada. Choose from available SiriusXM aviation packages that provide METAR data and animated NEXRAD imagery plus current reports on precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops, turbulence, freezing levels, TFRs and more. To help you maintain the most current weather picture, the GDL 51 receiver can queue the weather from SiriusXM while your display device is sleeping or turned off so it automatically updates when you turn the screen back on. 

 

SiriusXM Radio

By simply connecting a compatible Bluetooth headset or audio panel to GDL 51, you can wirelessly listen to your choice of high-quality audio entertainment channels provided by SiriusXM. Volume adjustments and station selection may be accessed through your compatible Garmin aviation portable or mobile device app. If you prefer, a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack positioned on the side of your GDL 51 makes it easy to provide a hardwired audio out connection to an auxiliary device or audio panel in your aircraft. 

 

Built-in GPS and Attitude Sensors for SVX Display 

In addition to its weather and audio entertainment capabilities, the GDL 51 feature set includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver. This enables GDL 51 to deliver highly accurate aircraft position, speed and altitude information to your compatible mobile device app. Also, built-in attitude sensors enable select Garmin aviation portables and apps with SVX synthetic vision technology to serve as a backup attitude reference during your flights. With virtual terrain, obstacles, runways, horizon cues, HSI, GPS speed, altitude and more, this brings a whole new perspective to your portable navigation.

 

In the Box:

  • GDL 51 portable receiver
  • Suction cup for cable placement
  • Mounting bracket
  • Trial subscription to Garmin Pilot™ app
  • Vehicle power cable

 

Specifications:

Physical

  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.9" x 1.3" x 3.4" (12.44 x 3.30 x 8.64 cm)
  • Weight: 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg)
  • Anti-slip mat (on bottom of unit only)

Performance

  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft
  • Nominal operating velocity range: 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)
  • Power input: 10 to 32 VDC, 3.5 W max.
  • Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable (built-in)
  • Charge temperature: Unit may not charge at extreme temperatures below 0° C (32° F) or above 32° C (90° F)
  • Typical battery operating time: 7 hours

Connections

  • 18-pin power and data connector
  • microUSB
  • SiriusXM® MCX antenna port
  • GPS MCX antenna port
  • 3.5 mm audio jack (audio out only)
  • Wireless Connext™ (Bluetooth®)

  

Subscriptions:

Subscription required for weather and audio. Subscriptions start at $29.99/mo. Note: pilots using Garmin Pilot have three subscription tiers to choose from; pilots using ForeFlight Mobile with the Garmin GDL 51 can access two tiers of SiriusXM Aviation weather (Pilot for ForeFlight or Pilot Express). Click here to learn more.

 

 

Compatibility

GDL 52 compatibility chart

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