Finally! Garmin Pilot Offers Expanded Coverage in Canada to Include Canadian Charts

Maxcraft has been a huge supporter for this product.  We are pleased to say we had some influence in pushing this product for Canada.

Below is a good article from Lucy’s Logbook about the Garmin Pilot for Canada.

Just last fall, Garmin Pilot introduced expanded coverage within Canada for iOS devices with a comprehensive suite of navigation and weather information. Garmin Pilot Canada Premium provides flight planning capabilities, feature-rich navigation and a number of weather products including NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs and more. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve incorporated NAV CANADA aeronautical chart coverage throughout Canada, providing valuable information such as radio frequencies, airspace boundaries, landmark information and more.coverage in cda

The latest version of Garmin Pilot Canada Premium incorporates new aeronautical chart coverage within Canada, which may be conveniently downloaded by region. With version 7.3 on iOS, Garmin Pilot Canada Premium offers the following Canadian charts:

  • VFR Navigation Charts (VNC)
  • VFR Terminal Area Charts (VTA)
  • Enroute High and Low Altitude Charts
  • IFR Low Altitude Terminal Area Charts

Garmin Pilot Canada Premium is currently available in the iTunes store and offers a comprehensive suite of navigation and weather information for Canada including North American navigation data provided by Jeppesen, Rich, interactive maps within Garmin Pilot support north-up and track-up navigation, so maps, their labels and the information displayed on the map are upright and easy to read. Geo-referenced FliteCharts include approaches, departures and arrival procedures and SafeTaxi incorporates geo-referenced airport diagrams in Canada.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Garmin Enhanced Situational Awareness Rebate

Customer rebate and save up to $5,000 on Garmin Avionics!ESA rebate

Garmin is excited to announce a fantastic customer rebate opportunity!  Ranging from glass cockpits, GPS/NAV/COM, traffic, weather solutions, ADS-B, and Connext, here is something here for those looking for a complete cockpit upgrade, or just adding to their already exciting Garmin product range.

  • Customers upgrading to an all digital EFIS G600 system qualify for a $2,000 rebate. Purchase a G500 system with the SVT option and also receive a $2,000 saving.
  • Receive $1000 off a combined purchase of a GTN, plus an ADS-B capable product (such as the GDL 88 or GTX 33 ES), plus a Flight Stream 110 or 210.
  • Traffic can be added with the GTS 800, 825, and 855 for a further $1,000 saving.
  • Need worldwide weather, in-air phone calling, position reports, or inflight text messages? The GSR 56 Iridium weather receiver also qualifies for a $1,000 rebate.

The full combination advanced situational awareness upgrades could save you a total of up to $5,000 off, a fantastic savings opportunity!

There is no better time than now to upgrade thanks to the latest version of software for the G500 and G600 systems. Version 7.00 allows you to take advantage of enhanced map and display functionality, weather support, altitude preselect for additional select autopilots, GRA 55/GRA 5500 radar altimeter support, GMA 350 marker beacon display, selected altitude arc and more!

The rebate begins now (May 20th) and runs until June 20th, 2015.  Have questions?  Come see us at Maxcraft or call us!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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New Products live from the AEA Convention in Dallas

AEA 2015Our team just returned from Aircraft Electronics Association Convention in Dallas with news of the latest and greatest in avionics developments. Many of these products are available now and some are still many months out, but this summary will keep you informed on the trends. For a detailed summary, read it in our April newsletter.

ADS-B Solutions This was the big buzz at show and many new products were introduced to make aircraft ADS-B compliant.FreeFlight-1201-WAAS-0313a

Aspen Avionics announced the introduction of its integrated Evolution Angle of Attack (AOA) indicator.

L-3 Aviation Products has officially launched its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) line of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products.  

Mid-Continent has released a new software update for the SAM MD302 Standby Attitude Module that now displays heading information amongst other features.

Garmin announced enhanced capability and an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight display systems.

pda360exPS Engineering has an upgrade path for their original PMA6000 to the PMA7000M featuring Intellevox auto squelch, Bluetooth, etc.

Jupiter Avionics is starting to ship in May, their long awaited JA94 Dual Audio Controller.

Rockwell Collins has expanded its Pro Line Fusion® avionics upgrade to include Pro Line II-equipped King Air 350 aircraft.  

Latitude Technologies released news of their DL150 Satellite Data Unit.

Gogo Business Aviation introduced the ATG 1000 Connectivity System, a new product specifically designed for light jets and turboprops.

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Major software update for your G500 or G600 Flight Display System

 

As part of Maxcraft’s commitG500 emailment to providing ongoing support to its clients, we’re writing to inform you of a major software update for you G500 or G600 flight display system. This upgrade has been several years in the making and enhances both functionality and compatibility in a multitude of ways. Although not a mandatory upgrade, here at Maxcraft we feel it’s worthwhile.

  • Enhanced Map and Display Functionality
    • Pilots will notice the moving map offers faster display and map rendering and demonstrates an overall revitalized transformation of the existing avionics suite.
    • While flying Instrument Approach procedure with Geo-referenced Garmin FliteCharts, a magenta aircraft icon is overlaid on the approach plates so pilots can easily identify their location relative to the approach
    • WireAware incorporates wire-strike avoidance technology to graphically overlay power line locations and altitude information on the moving map. TAWS alerting is also available to provide visual and aural altering. Hazard database subscriptions with US coverage start $49.95
    • Smart airspace integration highlights the airspace nearest to the aircraft’s current altitude and de-emphasizes non-pertinent airspace. With airspace altitude overlays, pilots can easily view airspace maximum and minimum altitudes.
  • Advanced ADS-B Integration (with the GDL 88 ADS-B datalink)
    • Safety enhancing ADS-B traffic and subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) display on the G500/G600
    • TerminalTraffic displays ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in the airport environment. Aircraft in-flight are easily distinguished from ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft using distinct colours and symbols
    • TargetTrend relative motion technology helps pilots visualize the trend of traffic as it relates to their aircraft. For customers with synthetic vision technology (SVT) enables, traffic targets are also displayed on the PFD.
    • Weather is now easily accessible on the MFD portion fo the G500/G600, displaying NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, PIREPs, as well as datalink TFRs, NOTAMs and SUA status information.
  • Enhanced Weather Support and Compatibility
    • GWX 70  adds optional ground clutter suppression and turbulence detection
    • GWX 68/GWX 70 enhances existing support for multiple G500/G600 flight displays and GTN touchscreen avionics
    • GDL 69 adds support for advanced weather products, such as icing, turbulence, PIREPs and Canadian weather
    • WX-500 Stormscope support
  • Additional Enhancements
    • GRA 55 / GRA 5500 Radar Altimeter display support
    • GMA 350 Marker Beacon display
    • Selected altitude arc for easier visualization of desired altitude crossing point
    • Pilot selectable PFD clock/timer
    • Altitude preselect for certain Cessna autopilots
    • Support for full-screen display of external video on the
    • MFD Pilot- selectable outside air temperature (OAT) measurement

This updated software is provided by Garmin free-of-charge. There will, however, be a small fee covering labour involved in the update process as well as logbook entries. While new 8GB data cards are required to store the increased volume of data included in this update, Garmin has introduced a price reduction program for data cards,  reducing your cost significantly. There are three main options in this program, and we have attached a PDFwith details for your convenience – 2015 CUSTOMER MEMO – Garmin to Offer G500 and G600 Datacard Discount Pro.

Please note that software updates for GTN series navigators have also just been released. If your installation includes both kinds of hardware, Maxcraft recommends updating both to the latest software version.

To schedule a software update, or for more information, please contact Clarke Paterson, or phone us at (604) 465-3080

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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2015 Spring Special

Lightspeed is having a spring special!Spring Promo April 2015

Starting April 13, 2015, you will receive INSTANT savings on your favorite Lightspeed headset products.   Save up to $125 on Zulu PFX and $125 on a Zulu 2.

Come into Maxcraft and check out the savings. Now is the perfect time to buy a new headset!

Sale ends Sunday, May 31, 2015.

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Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Trade in Your Old Avionics!

Garmin Offers Limited-Time Customer Loyalty Trade-in Program for GNS, GNS WAAS, CNX, and MX20 products

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For a limited time, trade in your GNS 430/530, GNS430W/530W, GNS 480, CNX 80 or MX20 and receive a credit toward the purchase of a new GTN 750, GTN 650, or GTN-GTX combo kit.

This Trade-in program will run from March 10th, 2015 through April 30, 2015.  Credit will range from $1,500 to $6, 000.

Call us for more details or better yet, stop by  for a demo and see the benefits of the new GTN technology!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for Garmin GTN navigators

How to get the most of your GTN

If you’re the owner of a Garmin GTN navigator or are at all considering one for purchase, we highly recommend giving this blog a read.  Our friends over at Garmin have put together a very informative series covering secrets to getting the most out of your GTN 750 or 650.

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GTN Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts Series: Part 1

GTN Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts Series: Part 2

GTN Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts Series: Part 3

GTN Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts Series: Part 4

GTN Tricks, Tips and Shortcuts Series: Part 5

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Maxcraft is featured in Februarys issue of COPA Flight

If you received a February issue of the COPA Flight then you may have noticed an article on Maxcraft. Jorma Kivalahti, a regular COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association) contributor, dropped by our office last August to take a look at the Garmin D2 pilot watch. While he was here, we gave him a tour of the facility and showed one of our major projects at the time: a full glass panel Beechcraft Duke.

COPA write up

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Garmin Offers New Rebate Programs for King Air G1000 Upgrades

kingair picRight now is the best time to upgrade your Beech King Air to a Garmin G1000 Integrated Flight Deck at Maxcraft Avionics. From now until May 29th, Garmin is offering a $50,000 rebate on G1000 installations for Pro Line 21-equipped King Airs. Customers who don’t have a Pro Line 21 can still save $25,000.

If you choose to take advantage of this offer, please consider Maxcraft Avionics Ltd as an installer. Maxcraft Avionics is a top Garmin dealer, runs one of the largest avionics facilities in Canada, and has a wealth of experience completing complex custom avionic installations on a multitude of aircraft including many Beech King Airs. Maxcraft is one of the few dealers in Canada certified by Garmin to perform G1000 installations, and our professional approach to project management ensures that large projects are completed on-time and on-budget.

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According to Daryl MacIntosh, President of Maxcraft Avionics, “This is one of the best upgrade options out there and significantly increases the safety, utility, and value of the King Air. Many operators are unaware of just how comprehensive an upgrade this is; engine indicating, new autopilot and instrument panel all included with the full three-panel G1000 avionics system”

This offer is valid for qualifying King Air C90, 200, B200, 300, and 350 models that are qualified under Garmin’s King Air G1000 STC, and is effective for installations that are invoiced from January 20th through May 29th 2015.

For a quote or more information contact Steve Nunn at (604-465-3080) or sales@maxcraft.ca

Need the rebate form? Click here to download $25000 rebate form $50000 pro line rebate

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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“Airshow” the new tv series by Discovery Channel

Check out “Airshow”, the 12-part series, premiering on January 26 at 7pm PT.

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“Airshow” is an original Canadian tv series exclusively for Discovery.  This is a unique, never been told before documentary series that takes viewers behind the scenes to the most dangerous part time profession on the planet. From the ground, it looks glamorous, but every year more airshow pilots are killed than in any other job in the entertainment industry.

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Maxcraft is excited about this show as we installed the avionics into Super Dave’s airplane, our customer, Mark Miller, is the Executive Producer and we have a small sponsorship role (look for our logo on the Super Dave airplane and flight suit!).

“Airshow” follows the lives of pilots, producers, performers and technicians through the airshow season as they face breakdowns, bad weather, and each other’s egos.  Leaving all of us viewers eager to learn more, watch more and ask the question why?

“Airshow” reveals a whole different world in aviation.

 

Read more about Airshow here on Great Pacific Tv. Want to learn more about each character in the show? Who they are? What they do best? More here!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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