Introducing the Garmin GDL 39 3D, a portable ADS-B receiver, which adds simultaneous display of aircraft attitude information (pitch and roll), alongside rich interactive mapping, traffic, and weather within the Garmin Pilot application. The GDL 39 3D also features advanced traffic awareness including patent-pending TargetTrend™ relative motion technology, subscription-free weather, and industry-leading GPS technology.
Access Weather, Traffic and Attitude Information
- Built-in Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) creates a backup attitude indicator on your tablet
- Receives subscription-free ADS-B weather, including animated NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, NOTAMs, TFRs and more
- Advanced ADS-B traffic with TargetTrend™ and SURF technology
- GDL 39 3D adds attitude indication in Garmin Pilot
- Wireless Bluetooth® connectivity with iPad® or aera 796/795
- Built-in WAAS GPS receiver for moving map features
- Bluetooth connection to your iPad or Android tablet. Allows for two devices to wirelessly connect simultaneously
- Integration with the Garmin Pilot app
Access ADS-B traffic and subscription-free weather on your aviation portable or mobile device with the GDL 39 ADS-B receiver. When using Garmin Pilot™ on your mobile device, the GDL 39 can provide highly accurate WAAS GPS data, while the GDL 39 3D can also provide backup attitude indication.
Comprehensive Aviation Weather
GDL 39 features ADS-B “In” datalink technology that allows it to receive subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather information over the FAA’s 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) uplink. Easily access animated NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and more right on your compatible Garmin aviation portable or through the Garmin Pilot app on your iPad® or Android™ device.
Spot Potential Traffic Threats
GDL 39 can receive ADS-B position reports directly from other aircraft in your vicinity. Because the FAA permits ADS-B broadcasts on 2 frequencies (978 UAT and 1090 ES), GDL 39 contains both receivers so you can see a comprehensive view of all ADS-B “Out” equipped targets. The compatible display will alert you by announcing traffic targets both audibly and visually. Spoken audio alerts announce “Traffic, Traffic” to get you looking right away.
ADS-B “In” technology also allows the GDL 39 to receive Traffic Information Service-Broadcast (TIS-B) information. TIS-B allows you to view the same dynamic traffic picture that ATC ground controllers are seeing when you're either participating with an ADS-B “Out” solution or within a certain range of another ADS-B “Out” participating aircraft when within a service area. Garmin's correlation technology automatically displays the highest-integrity traffic data from multiple sources, preventing ghost or duplicate targets.
Advanced Display Capabilities
With Garmin Pilot on your mobile device, you can receive advanced traffic display features like TargetTrend™ relative motion tracking that provides a faster, more intuitive way of judging target trajectories and closure rates in relation to your aircraft's position. TargetTrend relies on ADS-B “Out” equipped targets, so while not all targets will display with trajectories today, this feature will be come increasingly beneficial to pilots in the future. SURF technology also supports the display of ADS-B-equipped surface targets on your map screen.
Add Attitude and Synthetic Vision
GDL 39 3D adds an attitude sensor to the device for attitude backup during your flights. This attitude information enables SVX™ synthetic vision view that displays a virtual landscape of what lies ahead – complete with terrain, obstacles, runways and more. You can also use split-screen mode to simultaneously view your current attitude indication alongside ADS-B weather, datalink traffic or other flight information.
3D Vision incorporates GPS-derived airspeed, altitude, and vertical speed overlaid on rich 3D topographic landscape. 3D Vision is transformed when optionally paired with the GDL 39 3D, which superimposes back-up aircraft attitude information overtop the Garmin SVX display.
More Accurate GPS
GDL 39 can provide highly accurate WAAS GPS location information to your mobile device — such as an iPad® — using Bluetooth technology. This provides your device with the precision you’d expect from our aviation-grade navigation devices, updating at a rate of up to 5 times per second depending on the capability of the device used.
With built-in Bluetooth® capability, GDL 39 can wirelessly send the data it collects to devices running Garmin Pilot, as well as the aera® 795/796. GDL 39 collects and stores all available traffic and weather data in your vicinity so it can be available as soon as you turn on your display. It's capable of simultaneously providing wireless data to 2 devices while hardwired to a third. As opposed to using a Wi-Fi® link, Bluetooth® lets you stay connected while on the ground so you can continually receive the latest weather reports as long as you have a data connection — no manual switching of networks required. Just set it up once and it will automatically remember and pair with your mobile device the next time you hop in the cockpit.
This version of the GDL 39 3D includes a cigarette lighter adapter for onboard power. You can purchase an optional Rechargeable Battery or purchase the alternate unit that includes a battery. As technologies continue to develop, software updates will be available through your aviation portable via Garmin Pilot and a separate utility app on your mobile device using the Bluetooth® connection.
GDL 39 3D adds an attitude sensor to the device for attitude backup during your flights. Using split-screen mode in the Garmin Pilot app, the GDL 39 3D allows you to simultaneously view your current attitude alongside ADS-B weather, datalink traffic or other flight information.
What’s in the Box:
- GDL 39 3D portable ADS-B datalink with antenna
- DC Power adapter (Cigarette Lighter Adapter)
- Pilot's guide
- Suction cup for cable placement
- Mounting bracket
- Free trial of Garmin Pilot