One day we’ll wake up and realize we are flying fully connected airplanes capable of routine data transfers in flight, bringing vast new capabilities to our cockpits. Until that day, we’ll take what we can get. We’re excited to see that SiriusXM has expanded its industry-leading inflight satellite weather
service to a portable unit, the SXAR1. Compatible with the ForeFlight Mobile app, the compact receiver includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver, long-life rechargeable battery, and SiriusXM weather capability that provides U.S. and Canadian radar, lightning strike location, metars, TAFs, airmets, sigmets, TFRs and more. In short, it delivers all the can’t-live-without information that has long been available to pilots flying with installed SiriusXM -receivers. And unlike the free weather data available over the ADS-B network, the SXAR1 doesn’t need to be within line of sight of a ground station.