June 28, 2022 By By Jon Robinson
SiriusXM Canada has enhanced its SiriusXM Aviation Pilot Express weather plan with key features and features for pilots and a new lower cost structure for the base package. Starting at $29.99 per month, Canadian pilots can now receive satellite-delivered weather radar, METARs, TAFs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs, plus other key features like lightning, winds aloft, and icing.
“Whether pilots fly low and slow or high and fast, we want pilots to have the weather and related information they need at a back country airstrip, at 500-feet or at their destination 500 miles ahead,” said Paul Cunningham, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing at SiriusXM Canada. “With these enhancements, pilots across Canada will be able to monitor their destination airport and know when to divert or when to climb to get optimized winds resulting in fuel savings, plus avoid challenging weather along their route of flight.”
The Pilot Express weather plan is available with select Garmin avionics and the applicable SiriusXM weather receiver. Pilots can also fly with the Garmin Pilot app (Android and iPad) with the portable Garmin GDL 51 or 52 receiver. SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio services are available in Canada, the coastal waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the 48 contiguous United States.
SiriusXM explains key benefits of its aviation satellite-delivered weather services include no line-of-sight restrictions, no altitude limitations, and continuous coverage coast-to-coast.
Pilots that want to try the enhanced Pilot Express weather can now receive a free three-month subscription to the service plus SiriusXM’s audio entertainment. Pilots that subscribe to the Pilot Express weather plan are eligible for a free one-year membership to the Canadian Owners and Pilot Association.