Golze Engineering is the leading supplier of Worldwide in-flight satellite weather products. Since 2012 it has used satellite technology to bring live weather data to European and Worldwide cockpits. ADS-B and XM technology are available in the USA, but for the rest of the world satellite data is the only alternative to streaming of in-flight weather data.
Data link weather is a powerful tool for situational awareness and for long-range planning around weather systems which are so far away that normal GA onboard radar can not detect them.
Since 2021 – I’ve completed 11,500 miles with the Golze ADL200 since onboard, and roughly 80% of those flights probably wouldn’t have taken place without it. From Girona in Spain to Kosice in Slovakia, rain or shine the Golze assisted in many safe flights.
It’s a significant situational awareness tool for any IFR pilot’s armoury.
Golze has a wide range of products, including the now-discontinued ADL200 that I have onboard when I fly. Some are strictly portable, others a mixture of portable or installed with a minor change, that is free of charge to all customers.
Most if not all of the ADL devices include Iridium satellite weather, WiFi, Intergraded GPS, a power supply, FIS-B interface, RS232 interface, AHRS sensor, LTE/4G/5G and interconnectivity with various avionics suites such as GTN units and third-party devices such as SkyEcho and apps such as ForeFlight or Skydemon via the GDL90 protocol.
With the ability to import flight plans from third-party website planners or SkyDemon/ForeFlight to set the route in the ADLConnect App
The ADL system will overlay a moving map with radar, strikes and satellite data. This weather data is updated every 15 min via satellite. The data is displayed on iOS, Android and compatible panel-mounted avionics. The system will also keep you updated on winds and temperatures aloft as well as METAR and TAF.
Perfect for the adventurous IFR pilot.
Current Devices –
Review (ADL200) –
I have an ADL200 that was sent to me by Sebastian Golze. I used this for some of the IR training flights, although mostly never to the full use that I do now I have gained the rating. The device really came into use on a flight to Prague in 2022. It enabled me to have the confidence to avoid Thunderstorms over Frankfurt and navigate through a frontal system safely avoiding any nasty TCU that was embedded into Ruzyne. Later that Summer, I would use the Golze in the early morning to make a decision to cancel my flight to Ibiza.
Most recently it helped us navigate successfully around the severe weather forecast over the Alps on our flight to Bologna, which we completely avoided by stopping in Montpellier both ways.
The ADL 200 has provided me with many safe journeys and continues to do so.
- Installed satellite weather receiver
- 4G/LTE module for cost-efficient downloads at low altitudes
- With AHRS and ADS-B traffic
- Separate antennas
- Free EASA minor change available
- Glare shield Iridium antenna included
- Wi-Fi access point or client
- External power supply (7-36V, 5W) required
- Dimensions: 84 x 55 x 26mm (without latches)
- Mass: 135g
What is in the box?
- ADL200 device
- RKMCK4 Connector
- Iridium antenna
- ADS-B antenna
- ADS-B amplifier
- ADS-B coax cable
- 4G/LTE antenna
The ADL200 has been replaced by the ADL190. For more details on why please read here: ADL200 Phase Out
An interview between myself and owner Dr. Sebastian Golze of Golze Engineering explains a bit more about the product and the future of the relationship between The Flying VLOG & Golze.
Version 1.0 – Last Updated 29/10/2023
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