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Old Yesterday, 05:14 PM
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Does Garmin officially support ForeFlight with the GDL-50 series or is this an "off label" unsupported use. I was considering the GDL-50 to interface with my AERA-660 but I don't want to be tied to Garmin Pilot as, after trying both, I still prefer ForeFlight.
Neither ForeFlight nor Garmin acknowledge that the GDL 50 and ForeFlight work with each other ... yet. But I believe they have been working to accomplish this. They may be waiting for Oshkosh to announce it. Note that both companies DO say that the GDL 39 series works with ForeFlight. I would expect something similar on their websites soon.

I have flown with it several times now and it seems to work flawlessly.

BTW, I have the GDL 50 feeding an AERA 660 and ForeFlight. I prefer ForeFlight over the Garmin Pilot app also.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM
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I'm happy to hear that the GDL-50 series is working for all of you with ForeFlight. I'd like to use the AREA-660 capabilities to the fullest and the GDL-50 is a reasonably priced path. The lack of ForeFlight support was a non-starter though.

I agree this may be one of those big AirVenture type announcements. I'll sure be asking them both while I'm there.

For what's it worth, I did get a reply to my query from the Garmin folks today. As expected, and as previously stated, they disavow support for ForeFlight / GDL-50 series but do say it may come.

Here's the reply:

Hello Randy,

Thank you for contacting Garmin International. The GDL 50 series isn't currently compatible with Foreflight at this time but hopefully will be in the future. Our GDL 39 is compatible however which will also work with the Aera 660 for ADS-B In information. If you have any further questions please email back.

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Two thoughts:

- It's interesting that "g3xpert" has not commented on this. Cannot if it will be announced at Oshkosh.

- There may be some downward price pressure on the GDL 50 with the announcement of the Sentry ADS-B receiver & CO monitor at $499.
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- It's interesting that "g3xpert" has not commented on this. Cannot if it will be announced at Oshkosh.
Hello Carl,

Not as interesting as you might think!

We are pleased that FF is adding support for the GDL 5X series of ADS-B and SXM traffic/weather receivers (if they are), but it is mostly a FF announcement. We didn't need to make any changes to the GDL 5X units, and I don't honestly know yet which models are being supported and when.

As of today, they haven't updated their compatibility page.

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Steve,

Thanks for the information.
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