Your digital weatherman
Your XLS+ will give you instant, accurate, up-to-the-minute weather information for your flight path via the XM WX Satellite Weather Data Service. This long-range, comprehensive weather detection system provides sharp situational awareness for both pilots and copilots. The system integrates with the XLS’s IFIS, which allows it to display the aircraft’s present position in all graphical renderings. Pilots can see weather in relation to the aircraft for the length of the flight plan and plan to navigate around storms where excessive turbulence might be an issue.
With upgraded software, pilots can view satellite imagery with NEXRAD overlays, see TFRs both in graphical and textual formats, view winds aloft, and view cloud-to-cloud lightning with strikes data refreshed every five minutes. Images and data are available at any altitude and are processed through a receiver supplied by Heads Up Technologies and stored in the FSU for immediate access. This service requires a subscription through SiriusXM and is currently available only within the continental United States.