Wirelessly Link to Weather, Traffic, GPS and More
ADS-B dual-band traffic with TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic technology
Wireless connectivity for display on select mobile device apps and Garmin portables
Compact device with rechargeable battery; designed to sit on aircraft glareshield
Provides GPS position data, backup attitude4 and more
Track Aviation Weather
Featuring ADS-B In datalink technology, the GDL 50 receiver allows reception of subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather information. With this, your compatible devices can display animated graphical weather plus METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and other features linked from ADS-B. And to help you maintain the most current weather picture, your GDL 50 receiver can queue the ADS-B weather data display while your display device is sleeping or turned off, so it automatically updates when you turn the screen back on.
Spot Potential Traffic Threats
The GDL 50 combines dual-link ADS-B traffic, a wide range of Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, GPS and back-up aircraft attitude1 information that displays on compatible Connext products via Bluetooth wireless technology or hardwired connections. FIS-B weather products received by GDL 50 include NEXRAD imagery, METARs, TAFs, wind and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more*. Additionally, pilots also have access to the most recent data as GDL 50 continually downloads traffic and weather* information in the background - even while the display device is sleeping.
*Applicable only to areas where ADS-B weather services are available. 1The attitude information provided by GDL 50 is not intended to be used as a source of attitude information for flight in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and should not be used under these conditions.
For airport operations, TerminalTraffic technology (a part of the comprehensive Garmin suite of Terminal Safety Solutions) enables ADS-B equipped surface targets to be displayed on your device's SafeTaxi diagram, so you can see what's happening with traffic on busy runways and taxiways. ADS-B equipped aircraft in flight are easily distinguished from ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft, which are displayed using distinct colors and symbols. Thus, TerminalTraffic provides a clear, real-time overview of on-surface activity in the airport environment.
Built-in GPS and Attitude Sensors for SVX Display
In addition to its weather and traffic capabilities, your GDL 50 feature set includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver. This enables GDL 50 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 our SVX synthetic vision technology to serve as a backup attitude reference4 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.
Battery Power for Hours
GDL 50 is a true go-anywhere device. A rechargeable built-in lithium-ion battery allows GDL 50 to operate for up to 8 hours on a single charge. And for operation connected to power, you can plug it into your aircraft's 12 V power outlet with the included adapter cable, or use the microUSB port positioned on the side of the receiver.
Link up with the Benefits of ADS-B
For pilots who want subscription-free U.S. datalink weather and traffic, the compact GDL 50 portable ADS-B receiver offers a versatile solution with an array of additional capabilities. And by going with Garmin, your receiver will be backed by a comprehensive 1-year warranty and by the industry's No. 1-ranked product support team.
What's in the box:
GDL 50 portable receiver unit - dimensions: WxHxD: 4.9" x 1.3" x 3.4" (12.44 x 3.30 x 8.64 cm)
Suction cup for cable placement.
Trial subscription to Garmin Pilot app.
Vehicle power cable.