By KEVIN KNIGHT
Competition is a beautiful thing. It keeps pricing honest. It makes everything more interesting. It gives pilots choices: Certified vs. experimental; piston vs. turbine; composite vs. metal; Garmin vs. everyone.
That occurred to me while planning a major panel upgrade for my 1967 Mooney Executive at Pacific Coast Avionics in Oregon this fall. Working in medical technology, I have a strong bias for research that includes technical data and feedback from end users. [Read more…]
Garmin has expanded its Connext ecosystem, which broadens compatibility to include the Garmin aera 796/795 aviation portable GPS, ForeFlight Mobile and Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck.
With compatible Garmin avionics, customers can wirelessly receive ADS-B weather and traffic, as well as display precise GPS position data and back-up attitude information. [Read more…]
Designed for fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, the GMA 350c series incorporates Bluetooth technology for wireless access to music, phone, Garmin Pilot alerts and more. [Read more…]
Garmin has released expanded features and new enhancements for the GTN touchscreen avionics.
New capabilities include customer-requested features, such as creating and executing customized holding patterns, search and rescue patterns, as well as animated NEXRAD weather imagery from a variety of weather sources. [Read more…]
Garmin has introduced the VIRB XE Aviation Bundle, including the VIRB XE, which features gyro-based stabilization, can receive advanced attitude metrics from select Garmin products such as Flight Stream, while providing up to two hours of HD video recording on a single charge.
Built-in GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and ANT+ provide pilots with added functionality and enhanced connectivity with a variety of Garmin products, according to company officials. [Read more…]