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Downloading databases to my portable aviation device

To update a portable aviation device with current databases, please visit our website fly.Garmin.com and follow the steps below.

  1. Sign into your flyGarmin account
  2. Click on the devices tab
  3. If the device has not been added to flygarmin, click on the Add Device Button
  4. Select the device, from the list of devices, that is to be added to the flygarmin account
  5. Enter the unit ID of the device (Finding the unit ID on an aviation device), and click the Add Device button
  6. Click on the newly added portable device and then click the Buy Databases button
  7. Click on the region on the map that you will be flying
  8. Select a subscription type (Annual, Single Updates, or Bundles)
  9. Click the Add to Cart button next to the database subscription you want to purchase
  10. Once the database purchase is complete, click the Install Updates button located to the right of the device.  If a bundle was purchased, you must first click the "Required Action: Redeem OnePak" button to activate the bundle subscription, and then click the Install Updates button.
  11. Choose either Update Expired Databases or Reinstall All Databases option
  12. Verify that the databases to be installed have a check mark to the left of the them
  13. Click the Launch Flygarmin Desktop button to launch Flygarmin for Windows or Flygarmin for Mac
  14. Follow the instructions on the Flygarmin Desktop application to download and install the databases.


1If needed, the USB drivers can be downloaded here: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=591

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