Garmin officials are celebrating the company’s latest milestone: It has sold more than 100 million of its products to pilots, motorists, boaters, runners, cyclists, golfers, hikers, hunters, and geocachers — who all depend on Garmin to help show the way.
Garmin International has released Garmin Pilot, a new aviation app for iOS devices, including the iPad and iPhone, and Android-based mobile devices. The app offers general aviation pilots navigation, trip planning, DUAT(S) filing, weather and electronic flight bag capabilities.
VoiceFlight Systems has released a free “Connected Talker” iPad App that allows pilots to transfer flight plans from their iPads into VoiceFlight-enabled Garmin 430W or 530W GPS units.
Garmin International Inc. has introduced the G5000H, an integrated flight deck specifically designed for twin turbine, medium lift helicopters.
Garmin has released a new GTN 750 trainer app for the iPad 2. This trainer, downloadable from the iTunes Store, simulates the behavior of the GTN 750 system interface and provides pilots with a safe, on-the-ground environment to learn the basic operation of the system, company officials said.
VoiceFlight Systems has received an FAA Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the VFS101, allowing it to be installed on almost all types of general aviation aircraft under 6,000 lbs. maximum takeoff weight (MTOW). With this approval the VFS101 can be installed into hundreds of aircraft models with Garmin systems without requiring field approval from local Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO).
By BILL WALKER
I received an iPad for Christmas last year and put it to use straightaway in my Skyhawk.
Not knowing which aviation application to use, I tried several. I purchased ForeFlight, Flight Guide and Pilot My-Cast by Garmin, and did a 30-day trial of WingX Pro from Hilton Software. Now, nearly a year on, I use ForeFlight most often, with My-Cast a close second.
With these apps I can plan a flight, review the weather anytime, fly the plan or change it on the move using an easily readable and seamless electronic sectional — and take advantage of the cheapest fuel stops enroute. [Read more...]
Garmin International Inc. has received the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) validation of the U.S. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the GTN 650 and GTN 750 series touchscreen avionics. These avionics are now certified and approved for installation in hundreds of makes and models of European-registered-general aviation aircraft.
Cessna Aircraft Co. has received FAA certification for Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) for all G1000-equipped 172 Skyhawks, 182 Skylanes, 206 Stationairs and the Caravan product line.
The Garmin G1000 SVT gives the pilot a 3D graphical representation of the surrounding terrain and displays the aircraft’s position in an enhanced topographical database, according to company officials. Garmin’s SVT also includes other features such as 3D depiction of obstacle identification, traffic, flight path marker, zero pitch line, runway information and airport signs.