New WACOs feature NextGen capability

New WACO YMF-5D aircraft now feature as standard equipment full ADS-B NextGen capability through the new Garmin GDL 88 ADS-B data-link, Garmin GTN 750 and Garmin GTN 635 Touchscreen navigators.

The GTN 750 controls the standard GMA 35 remote audio panel with SD Audio, Telligence Voice Control, clearance recorder, advanced auto squelch and more, as well as the GTX 32 remote transponder, according to officials with WACO Classic Aircraft.

panel  The new Garmin GDL® 88 data-link allows the now standard GTN 750 and GTN 635 to display up to 60 ADS-B traffic targets. Spoken audio alerts (“Traffic. Two o’clock. High. Two miles”) combine with Garmin’s new TargetTrend relative motion technology, to offer pilots a faster, more intuitive judging of target trajectories and closing rates in relation to your aircraft’s position, company officials said.

SURF technology supports the display of ADS-B-equipped surface targets on Garmin SafeTaxi airport diagrams – including taxiing aircraft and ground vehicles.

The GDL 88 can also receive the FAA’s subscription-free FIS-B weather broadcasts that include graphical NEXRAD radar information, as well as NOTAMs, METARs, TAFs and more.

WACO Classic Aircraft currently builds the three-seat biplane, the WACO YMF-5D, based upon the original manufacturing plans, updated to modern safety and avionics systems, and also the Great Lakes 2T-1A-2.

relay.php The aircraft are constructed on the airport at the W.K. Kellogg Regional Airport (BTL) in Battle Creek, Michigan. WACO Classic Aircraft also operates a repair and restoration subsidiary that specializes in historically significant vintage aircraft.

WACO Classic Aircraft Corp. is a family-owned American company, with owners Peter Bowers and Jon Bowers.

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