Entry-level two-inch WAAS GPS navigators also offer wireless connectivity and more.
Garmin announced the GPS 175 and GNX™ 375 GPS navigators with Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approach capability. Pilots receive the benefits of high-integrity WAAS/SBAS GPS guidance in a compact, (6.25-inches wide by 2-inches tall) design that is both cost-effective and easy to incorporate into an existing avionics stack. The GPS 175 is a standalone certified IFR navigator with a vibrant, color touchscreen display packed with advanced features and capabilities including WAAS/LPV approaches. The GNX 375 has all of the capability of the GPS 175 and adds Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out, as well as dual-link ADS-B In via a built-in transponder. Intended for Class I/II aircraft that weigh 6,000 lb/2,721 Kg or less, as well as experimental/amateur-built (EAB) aircraft, the GPS 175/GNX 375 have received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and are available immediately from Garmin Authorized Dealers for over 700 aircraft makes/models. Continue reading "Garmin's New GPS 175 and GNX 375 navigators with WAAS/LPV approaches and optional integrated ADS-B In/Out"
Starting on October 12, 2018, the FAA will offer rebates of $500 to owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft based on their purchase of avionics that have received an ADS-B Technical Standard Order authorization and meet ADS-B Out rule requirements. The program will run for approximately one year or until the funds for all remaining rebates are exhausted, whichever comes first. Continue reading "ADS-B Rebate Available Again"
The technology company TQ-Group, which has established a reputation as a meeting the highest quality in engineering and precision products, is debuting two of their general aviation product ranges for the EAA AirVenture audience this year. One is an ADS-B transponder in the final stages of certification and the other is a VHF Transceiver that has become very popular in Europe. Continue reading "TQ-Group Introduces Avionics Product Range at AirVenture"
Cruising across the wilds of central Nevada the other day, my thoughts turned to GPS and the frequent outage NOTAMs we get when the military decides to play games with the signals. Its not uncommon for wide swaths of the western deserts to have warnings that GPS might be unreliable for significant portions of time. Now don't get me wrong - I am the very understanding of the potential military issues of having or not having GPS available (by the military and everybody else), as well as the need to train for use without it. We have to remember that initially, GPS was designed as a military asset - the fact that it has now been incorporated as key technology in everything more advanced than a toaster is simply a testament to its universal acceptance. Continue reading "Thoughts in Cruise"
Garmin announced future product compatibility with the new FIS-B weather products available through the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) ground station network in the United States. Once the ground station network is established to broadcast these new FIS-B weather products, pilots will be able to access them within the Garmin Pilot™ application on Apple mobile devices using Garmin receivers that support ADS-B In. Broader Garmin display compatibility is expected later this year and into the first-half of 2019. Continue reading "Garmin adds FIS-B weather compatibility"