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Choices and Capabilities

Datalink weather ranks as one of GA’s great technological advances. But clear information about datalink service options can be hard to find, and there’s sometimes confusion about the 2020 ADS-B mandate (which does not require pilots to use ADS-B In/FIS-B weather). This video takes a detailed look at the two providers—SiriusXM and ADS-B In/FIS-B—comparing modes of delivery, weather products, and other pros and cons to help pilots of all aircraft types decide which best fits their needs.   

 

SiriusXM Aviation

SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered weather is always available inflight with no altitude limitations or line-of-sight restrictions.
SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered weather is always available inflight with no altitude limitations or line-of-sight restrictions. It’s coast-to-coast, high-resolution radar and weather features update faster than ADS-B making it the best choice for VFR pilots. To receive a two month trial of SiriusXM Aviation Weather and Entertainment or learn more about other SiriusXM offers, please go to aopa.org/siriusxm.