Providing an easy-to-use and completely portable aviation datalink, the
compact GDL 50 ADS-B receiver lets you access the subscription-free ADS-B
weather and traffic services available in the U.S. — all while providing GPS
position, speed and altitude information as well as backup attitude reference.
Better still, you can use our Connext wireless connectivity to stream this
information onto multiple Garmin aviation portables (including aera 660, aera
796 or aera 795 series) as well as iPad tablets and mobile devices with the
Garmin Pilot app.
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 devices² 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
To aid in situational awareness, GDL 50 can also receive ADS-B position reports
directly from other aircraft in your vicinity. In the U.S., 2 frequencies (978
UAT and 1090 ES) are approved by the FAA for ADS-B broadcasts, so the GDL 50
series offers access to both frequencies. This allows you to see the most
comprehensive view of all ADS-B “Out” equipped targets in your vicinity. Your
compatible display³ will alert you by announcing traffic targets both audibly
and visually. Spoken audio alerts announce “Traffic, Traffic” to get you looking
View Enhanced Traffic Features
To further extend your display’s traffic monitoring capability (on
compatible displays), the GDL 50 receiver also allows access to our TargetTrend
relative motion tracking technology. This feature gives you a faster, more
intuitive way to judge the direction and closure rate of intruding targets
relative to your aircraft’s position. So, rather than a fixed “snapshot” of the
traffic situation, TargetTrend provides a more dynamic “velocity-based” display
that shows which aircraft trajectories are most likely to converge with your
own. For example, if traffic is ahead of you and traveling along the same track
but at a slower rate, the motion vector would point opposite of its indicated
direction of flight to show you are overtaking the traffic. The result — you’re
able to make faster, better target avoidance decisions.
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
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.
GDL 50 is a noncertified receive-only product. It does not provide ADS-B
“Out” capability to satisfy FAA mandate requirements.
What's included with your Garmin GDL50?
- GDL 50 portable receiver
- Suction cup for cable placement
- Mounting bracket
- Trial subscription to Garmin Pilot app
- Vehicle power cable
Garmin GDL50 Compatible Devices
- Garmin Pilot App
- G3X Touch flight displays
- aera 795 / 796
- aera 660
- FltPlan Go
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