OSHKOSH — At AirVenture, Garmin unveiled additional enhancements and new features for the GTN touchscreen avionics. New capabilities include Connext cockpit connectivity, which supports wireless flight plan transfer between the GTN 750/650 series navigators and Garmin Pilot. Additional new features include database syncing capabilities, FastFind, airspace altitude overlay, WireAware (wire-strike avoidance technology) and more. Many of these new features are enabled by a free software update, according to company officials.
Garmin has introduced a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft.
Garmin has launched worldwide coverage of the Garmin Pilot application for iPad and iPhone, which provides flight planning capabilities, weather information and navigation. Pilots also have access to expanded coverage of European charts in a single application, including geo-referenced FliteCharts and SafeTaxi airport diagrams.
Pacific Coast Avionics has been recognized as a Garmin Elite Platinum Dealer for 2013. Wayne McGhee, Garmin Western Regional Sales Manager presented Dewey Conroy, Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Coast Avionics on July 10. “Our Company has held the status of a Top Ten Elite Garmin Dealer every year since 1997 and we are pleased to continue that designation for calendar year 2013,” said Conroy. “This is a particularly prestigious designation since there are over 800 Garmin dealers worldwide.” [Read more...]
Garmin is celebrating the 10th anniversary of delivering the G1000 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) to customers.
The first announcement of the G1000 IFD was in March 2003, when Cessna announced the selection of G1000 for the Citation Mustang, which was in development at the time. Additional announcements by a variety of aircraft manufacturers followed and the first customer deliveries of the G1000 IFD began in June 2004, by both Cessna and Diamond Aircraft in their single-engine product lines.
Garmin has introduced aviation-specific accessories for the VIRB action camera.
VIRB Elite features a 1.4-inch Chroma color display, which makes setup and playback simple and ensures pilots capture the in-flight footage they desire, Garmin officials noted.
VIRB Elite offers up to three hours of HD video to be recorded on a single charge and offers built-in GPS, WiFi and ANT+ connectivity for added functionality with a variety of Garmin products.
The VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and Aviator Action Pack offer a new stereo headset audio cable, so pilot-to-pilot communications and air traffic control transmissions can be heard and embedded within the video.
Also new to VIRB, a propeller filter reduces propeller distortion created while filming video in-flight. Even while taking high quality still photos with VIRB, propeller distortion is reduced from the photo when the prop filter is attached. The prop filter screws on to the front of VIRB, allowing pilots to easily remove the filter when filming other activities.
The Aviator Action Pack includes all of the accessories in the VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and adds the D2 Pilot Watch. The D2 Pilot Watch can wirelessly connect to VIRB, adding to the convenience of filming and taking photos in-flight. When VIRB is paired with D2, pilots may start/stop video and take photos, all VIRB Headset controlled from the D2 Pilot Watch.
In addition to the new headset cable and prop filter for aviation, Garmin is adding a suction cup mount, 16G Class 10 microSD card, and a free six-month trial to Garmin Pilot, to both bundles.
For more information: Garmin.com
INDIANAPOLIS — Eagle Creek Aviation Services has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for Garmin G950 glass flight deck installations in Twin Commander aircraft.
Garmin has introduced a new version of software for the aera 796/795, which allows the aviation portables to receive even more information from the GDL 39 3D. When paired with the GDL 39 3D via Bluetooth or standard hardwire connection, the aera 796/795 will display AHRS-like pitch and roll information and a slip/skid ball. [Read more...]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport recently completed the installation of a Dual Garmin 600 Glass Cockpit Upgrade on a Pilatus PC-12. The project also included a Garmin GTN-750, GTN-650, GMA-350, and Dual GTX-330 transponders. The installations were performed utilizing both Garmin and Pilatus STCs.
The latest update to the Garmin Pilot app for Android adds new interactive features, including track-up orientation, faster map rendering, higher resolution at tighter zoom levels and SafeTaxi integration on the moving map display.