Customer Reviews5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsDurability5.0 / 5Reliability5.0 / 5Performance5.0 / 5Ease Of Use5.0 / 5Value5.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (4)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGarmin 52 A+We fly in Northern Wyoming and the Garmin 52 works flawlessly with ForeFlight.
Its incredible portable all in one unit with:
ADSB(select areas have towers, displays all ADSB out aircraft on iphone/ipad)
Sirius XM Weather & Audio (includes 3 free months, the weather is much more accurate because unlike the Stratus relying on ADSB towers which we do not have a lot of in our area, this is satellite weather)
Bluetooth (not WiFi like Stratus, automatically tracks all flights and updates logbook)
The only downside is battery life but I purchased the 20,000mAH Flight battery pack from Sporty's and run it on 2.4 amp charge when it gets low after 4-5 hours no sweat!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND for training pilots or jumping between planes that do not have in-panel Garmin avionics.January 15, 2019Would You Recommend?YesGarmin Gld52Great Receiver works as advertised.September 10, 2018Purchased
6 months agoWould You Recommend?YesBetter than the G1000!Works great! Highly recommended. Having ADS-B and SXM weather available as in-flight weather is a relief and for any flight. Traffic works great, better and more accurate than the G1000 unit on my airplane.August 10, 2018Purchased
7 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGarmin GDL52We’re using this unit in a Challenger 300 with heated windshields. We have an external XM receiver antenna mounted on the glareshield in an area where there are no heating elements. The until receives “excellent” signals from SXM. We transmitt it all to my iPad with Garmin Pilot installed. Works perfectly ! !May 8, 2018Purchased
10 months agoI purchased the GDL-52 to link with my Aera 796
Via Bluetooth and it works great. It paired up after I updated the software on my 796 to 5.40.
ADS-B works great, Sirius XM works great.
And all the wires that were all over the cockpit to operate my Aera 796 are GONE.
My Aera 796 is now truely portable with SiriusXM and ADS-B
I could just keep going with all the things I LOVE
About the GDL-52. Thanks Garmin
Lorenzo U.S. Army Aviation RetiredMarch 28, 2018Purchased
1 year ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 24 questions Browse 24 questions and 27 answersHow many additional antennas do I have to purchase for all functions to work?Garmin GDL 52 SiriusXM/ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: The GDL 52 will function without any additional antennas. The GDL 52R connects to the ship's antennas.Is this available now AND is going to be able to work with Foreflight eventually? Is that a Foreflight or a Garmin question???BEST ANSWER: This item is currently out of stock until December 13th, 2017. It is currently compatible only with Garmin Pilot app.So, how do you change XM stations?BEST ANSWER: Channels are changed from within Garmin Pilot. When Garmin Pilot is connected to a GDL52, just select "Connext" from the main menu. There will be a submenu item for controlling the audio content of the SXM signal.Will this work with foreflight?BEST ANSWER: Currently it only works with the garmin pilot app.Is it a Garmin or ForeFlight issue with the compatibility with the gdl52 and 39?BEST ANSWER: The GDL 52 works with both ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot.If hooked up to an aera 660, do I have to have the Garmin Pilot app in order to listen to SiriusXM music and control music channels?Garmin GDL 52 SiriusXM/ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: Yes, Sirius XM music is controlled via the Garmin Pilot app.can the GDL-52 connect via bluetooth to my bluetooth capable Audio Panel for Sirus XM radio
or do I have to hardwire it?BEST ANSWER: The Gdl-52 will connect to the audio panel and the XM radio is controlled via the Garmin pilot app.How do you connect the xm so that you can listen thru the headset?BEST ANSWER: There are two ways to connect. The unit has a place to connect a cable or you can Bluetooth the unit. The volume and content are controlled via the Garmin Pilot All.How many ipads can connect to the gdl 52?BEST ANSWER: The GDL-52 can connect to two devices.Please clarify, is the $200 rebate for a SiriusXM subscription or is the rebate from Garmin for purchasing the GDL 52?BEST ANSWER: The rebate is for the Sirius subscription.Will a backup battery be available?BEST ANSWER: It is possible but we do not have one yet.what is the compatibility of the Gdl 52 with Foreflight and Ipad mini 4?BEST ANSWER: Thank you. I had trouble with new Sentry and wanted to be sure.Does the Gld52 have ADS-B traffic both in and out?BEST ANSWER: No, the GDL 52 is an IN receiver only.I have foreflight and also a Garmin 396 can I display the WX and traffic on the 396 as a comparable display?BEST ANSWER: No, it will not display on the 396. It will display on foreflight.I currently have the wires for a GDL 39 3D hard wired in my plane, with they work with the GDL 52 or do I need a new harness?BEST ANSWER: It should work with the GDL 52.Is the included mounting bracket the screw-down bracket, or non-skid base? Is the included power cable the same as the power+data cable available separately, or just power only?BEST ANSWER: The unit has a non-skid base and the power cable is just a power cable.I have a Bluetooth audio panel that I would like to hook up to SirusXM. How can I change the stations if I use Foreflight? All answer to this question said to change it using the Garmin Pilot app and I don’t plan on switching. Secondly, let’s say I’m flying more than 5 hours? Can I plug it directly into my aircraft’s Stratus power unit or will I need a back up battery? Also how fast does the unit charge? Thank you!BEST ANSWER: Currently to control the Sirus XM radio you have to use the Garmin Pilot app. We expect that feature to be added to Foreflight as some point. Yes, you can run the GDL 52 while it is plugged into the Stratus power. Charging time is approx 4-6 hours.Will this work with a Garmin 550 aera?BEST ANSWER: The Garmin 550 is not listed as a compatible device.Does XM weather work in Puerto Rico?will the Garmin GDL-52 receive XM Weather and ADS-B Traffic then display on ForeFlight simultaneously?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the GDL-52 will receive XM Weather and ADS-B traffic and display on Foreflight.Will this work in Puerto Rico?BEST ANSWER: YesHow much is the monthly fees ??Can the GDL52 be operated as like Stratus and GDL50 ADSB weather source, without active XM radio account. e.g, can it work like a GDL50 though battery life is less ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can.Does this now work with ForeFlight?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the GDL 52 now works with ForeFlight in addition to Garmin Pilot (as of July 2018).
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