Garmin celebrates 10th anniversary of G1000

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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.

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Garmin introduces VIRB Elite Aviator Action Pack

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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.

garmin3The 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

Garmin adds attitude to aera 796/795

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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…]