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How do I purchase aviation database updates for my aviation device/system?

Aviation database updates are managed through the fly.Garmin.com website.  The link to the fly.Garmin.com website can be found at the bottom of the Garmin website homepage - http://www.garmin.com/en-US .

A single user account is used to manage all of your aviation equipment.

On the right side of the flyGarmin homepage, ‘Sign In’ to your existing account (or ‘Create One’).

Database updates are managed by aviation device.

Once logged into the account, select the Devices tab

Database updates are purchased using a device/system profile.

  1. If you have previously created a device profile, select/click the device name.

  2, If you have not previously created a device profile, select/click the "Add Device" button located on the top right side of the Devices Page, and click on the picture of the device you would like to be added to flygarmin.

 3. Determine the correct Unit ID/System ID of your device for the device profile.  DO NOT USE THE SERIAL NUMBER/BARCODE.  Use the steps below to determine the Unit ID/System ID of your device.  Enter this Unit ID/System ID in the flygarmin device profile.

 4. Complete the device profile using the Unit ID from your device.

(Aera 5xx series:  Main Menu – Tools – Database – Unit ID (near the bottom of the list))

(Aera 660: Main Menu – Tools – Database Information – Unit ID (near the bottom of the list))

(Aera 7xx series:  Main Menu – Tools – Database – Unit ID (near the bottom of the list))

(GPSMAP 196/296/396/496:  <Page> <Menu> <Menu> - Setup tab (left) – System tab (top) - <Menu> - System Information - <Enter> – Unit ID)

(GPSMAP 96:  <Page> <Menu> <Menu> - Setup - <Enter> - SYSTEM - <Enter> - <Menu> - SOFTWARE VERSION - <Enter> - Unit ID)

(GPSMAP 696:  <Menu> <Menu> - Database Information - <Enter> - Unit ID (near the bottom of the list))

(D2 Bravo: Hold the <Up> button - Settings - System - About)

(D2 Charlie:  Hold the <Up> button - Settings - About) 

(D2 Delta: Hold the <Menu - Up> button - Settings - About)

(Marq Watch: Hold the <Menu> button - System - About) 

(GTN 6xx:  <Home> - System – System Status – System Info – System ID)

(GTN 7xx:  <Home> - System – System Status –System ID)

(G500/600 – MFD:  Aux page group – System Status page - <Cursor knob> - <Scroll to bottom> - System ID)

(G1000 – MFD:  AUX page group – Aux System Status page - System ID)

(G2000/G3000/G5000:  Home – Utilities – Setup – Avionics Status – Airframe (tab) – System ID)

(G3X non-Touch:  <menu> <menu> - Database Information - <enter> - Unit ID (near the bottom of the list))

(G3X Touch:  <menu> <menu> - Tools – Database Information – Unit ID (near the bottom of the list)

(GNX 375/GNC 355/GPS 175: <Home> - System - System Status - System ID will be shown at the top center of the screen)

(G1000 NXi - MFD: AUX page group - System Status - System ID will be shown at the top right of the screen)

(G500 TXi/G600 TXi - MFD: System - System Status - System ID will be shown at the top center of the screen)

(G3X: <MENU> - <MENU again> - Tools - Database information - System ID)

(GNS 400W/500W Series: These units do not have System IDs. In FlyGarmin, please enter any digit as the Serial Number when adding your unit) 


If the device being added to flygarmin is a panel mounted device, then it is time to associate the device with an aircraft.  If the aircraft has already been added to flygarmin, it will appear below the device.  Click on the aircraft to associate the device with the aircraft.  

If the aircraft has not already been added to flygarmin, click on the Add a New Aircraft link, enter the aircraft details, and then click on the Add Device and Aircraft button.

Available databases are listed for each product profile.

1. Select/click the "Buy Databases" button located to the right of the device name to bring up the coverage map.

2. Click the areas of the map where you will be flying

3. Click on the type of subscription you would like (i.e. Annual coverage, Single updates, or Bundles if offered), whether you want to include Flitecharts or not, and a Navigation data preference.

4. Click the "Add to Cart" button located to the right of the databases you would like to purchase

5. Once the required billing information is entered and the purchase is finished, click the "Install Updates" button for the device to install the databases.  If a bundle was purchased, you will first need to click the "Required Action: Redeem Bundle" button to start the bundle subscription.

Redeem Bundle

Then click the "Install Updates" button to begin the process of updating databases.

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