Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2018 issue
FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and SiriusXM announced a new agreement in January that will support AOPA Air Safety Institute programs and feature SiriusXM Aviation services in the AOPA “You Can Fly Ambassador Program.”
AOPA believes that SiriusXM’s detailed in-flight weather information will enhance pilot safety and situational awareness, whether the pilot is on the ramp pre-flighting, at 1,500 feet, or at FL450.
SiriusXM offers pilots and their passengers superior aviation weather and information services. Delivered to the cockpit via satellite, SiriusXM weather has no altitude or line of sight restrictions, and is available throughout the continental United States as well as many parts of Canada. SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio is available on select Garmin receivers and displays, on the Garmin Pilot app, and on the ForeFlight app. Pilots subscribing to SiriusXM Aviation services can also add SiriusXM’s audio entertainment channels at a discounted rate, giving them access to commercial-free music, plus live sports, news, talk, comedy and more while flying.
AOPA members will benefit from SiriusXM’s support of AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) seminars, which qualify as the ground portion of the FAA WINGS program (www.aopa.org/siriusxm).