Lightspeed Thanksgiving Gift

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Lightspeed shares their holiday special!

Purchase the popular new Zulu 3 headset and Lightspeed will send you a special gift.

pioneer_rayz_plus-pewterStarting November 10/17 and for a limited time only, purchase a new Zulu 3 and receive a set of Pioneer Rayz Plus smart ear buds.  These Rayz Plus ear buds can be charged by an iPhone while in use and have a variety of features.  They are the only ear buds on the market that come equipped with Lightspeed adaptive ANR.  Rayz Plus ear buds offer remarkable noise cancellation, a beautiful finish, various ear tip sizes and a beautiful presentation box.

To receive this gift, submit a redemption form along with a proof of purchase.

Call us or visit us at Maxcraft and check out the Zulu 3!  It’s all here just in time for Christmas! (limited time offer…expires Monday December 4, 2017)

 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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Aspen Glass and Software Upgrades deal

The Biggest Deal of 2017 from Aspenaspen logo

For the Month of November, Aspen is offering savings on Evolution 2500 Systems, Pro PFDs and MFDs all with complimentary Synthetic Vision and ADS-B unlocks.

Also… current Pro 1000 primary flight display customers can receive a FREE MFD500 multi-function display, with the purchase of an MFD1000 multi-function display with external battery.  The result?  Turn a single display into the biggest glass on the market for a fraction of the cost.

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Six ways get Aspen glass and software at the lowest prices of the year…

  1. List savings over $11,000 off EFD2500 Systems –  the most feature-rich system on the market and comes with FREE Synthetic Vision, and FREE ADS-B unlock on all units.  Includes Pro 1000 PFD, MFD1000 with external battery and MFD500
  2. List savings of $3,700 on Aspen’s most popular Pro 1000 PFD – includes FREE Synthetic Vision and FREE ADS-B unlock
  3. List savings of over $5,400 for current Aspen PFD Pro Customers – Buy one MFD1000 with external battery and get the MFD500 for FREE – Customers can upgrade to a full EFD2500 System for just $8,995
  4. List savings of $2,100 OFF – Synthetic Vision Software
  5. List savings of $1,100 OFF – Angle of Attack Software
  6. List savings of $3,395 OFF – Synthetic Vision and Angle of Attack software combo package

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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SPOT Holiday Promotion

50% OFF PromotionSPOT

With Christmas around the corner, keep your family safe with a SPOT Gen3.

Some of the features of this amazing SPOT Gen3 are:

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TRACKING
SPOT Gen3’s customized tracking features takes your SPOT experience to the next level. Only with SPOT Gen3, is tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose (Basic or Extreme). A vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do.

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S.O.S.
With the push of a button, GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center provides your GPS coordinates and information to local response teams – for example contacting 9-1-1 responders in North America and 1-1-2 responders in Europe The S.O.S. button is for emergencies only.

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CHECK IN 
Let family and friends know you’re ok when you’re out of cell phone range. Send a pre-programmed text message with GPS coordinates or an email with a link to Google Maps to your contacts with your location. With a push of a button, a message is sent via email or SMS to up to 10
pre-determined contacts and your waypoint is stored in your SPOT account for later reference. Your stored waypoints can be easily integrated into a SPOT Shared Page or SPOT Adventure account.

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HELP/SPOT S.O.V. (Save Our Vehicle)
Alert your personal contacts that you need help in non-life-threatening situations. Or, use SPOT S.O.V. for professional services on land. (Additional service required).

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CUSTOM MESSAGE
Stay in touch while off the grid by sending your custom message. Set up a message before leaving to send to contacts with your GPS location. Use this feature as a secondary OK message or transfer your personal help alert to this message function if you are using a SPOT S.O.V. service on your Help button.

SPOT is offering a 50% mail-in rebate from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017.  Call our Maxcraft team or come in for more details.

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 Avionics flies the first Gogo Business Aviation inflight connectivity solution in a Daher TBM930 turboprop aircraft.

gogoVancouver, BC, October 2017 – Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced that it has successfully flown a Daher TBM aircraft and demonstrated full Internet connectivity using the Gogo Biz Network and ATG products, which offer full Internet and voice experience.

The initial test aircraft was a TBM930 and was equipped with a Gogo ATG 1000, however the design allows installation across Daher’s TBM fleet installing any of Gogo’s ATG systems—ATG 1000, 2000 or 5000. The STC is structured to allow maximum flexibility of antenna locations. Maxcraft has received the system design and antenna certification and final Wi-Fi STC testing is pending. On final STC release, it will be submitted for immediate FAA review and approval.

 “Maxcraft is thrilled to bring Gogo’s connectivity products to TBM owners, enabling them to stay connected to the things that matter,” said Steve Nunn, director of business development at Maxcraft Avionics. “We’ve seen initial interest and expect that to continue as people realize that the technology and price point are accessible to TBMs.”

 Gogo’s ATG 1000 and ATG 2000 are ideal for the TBM series as they are designed to effectively and affordably provide Internet and voice services aboard aircraft with fewer users and/or lighter passenger loads, such as light jets and turboprops.

 ATG 1000

Via the Gogo Biz network, the ATG 1000 enables high-performance e-mail with attachments, voice and text for only $39 per hour. Pilots, passengers and business owners can stay connected to their lives while in flight using their own smartphones and mobile numbers via the included Gogo Text & Talk capability.

 Select cockpit and operational applications can be used with the ATG 1000 system through Gogo’s partnerships with the industry’s leading app providers: FlightAware, ForeFlight, FltPlan.com, Garmin, Honeywell, JetFuelX and The Weather Company. Pilots connected to the Gogo system are able to receive continuously updated flight information and decision-support tools to help streamline their aeronautical decision-making.

 ATG 2000

The ATG 2000 delivers full Internet connectivity to enable in-flight Web browsing and email, as well as most apps, for a $99 per-hour rate. Gogo’s Text & Talk is available as an additional option.

 About Maxcraft Avionics Ltd.

Maxcraft specializes in avionics design, installation, and maintenance. Its design services group, recently certified as a Design Approval Organization (DAO) in Canada, holds an extensive catalogue of exclusive STCs. Maxcraft’s client base includes operators for all types of aircraft including private, commercial, business, charter, corporate, airline, police, military and air ambulance. As an AMO its state-of-the-art shop facilities provide full service support to the private and commercial fixed wing market as well as the helicopter sector. Maxcraft Avionics can be found on the web at www.maxcraft.ca or may be reached at 604-465-3080.

 About Gogo

Gogo is the in-flight internet company. They are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. They design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet, and develop software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by our aviation partners.  You can find Gogo’s products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with additional facilities in Broomfield, Colo., and locations across the globe. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com and www.business.gogoair.com.

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Garmin Unveils G500 TXi, G600 TXi, G700 TXi and EIS TXi

Scalable Touchscreen Solutions Redefine Aircraft TXi G500Panel Configurations

 

 

 “It’s a big day at Maxcraft when Garmin announces their next generation retrofit glass displays! As one of the largest G500/G600 installed base we can appreciate all the significant improvements in this product line-up. The new Engine Monitor package appears to be extremely well done and integrated. Stay tuned as we will be hosting one of the first Garmin TXi seminars in November.”

TXi series

Garmin is pleased to announce the touchscreen G500 TXi, G600 TXi and G700 TXi flight displays as well as the engine information system (EIS) TXi. Boasting a clean-sheet touchscreen design and vibrant presentation, the TXi family incorporates greater situational awareness tools and an innovative feature set into a contemporary avionics platform. Three displays are available, offering optimal flexibility for panel configurations, including a large 10.6-inch display, and two versions of 7-inch displays, in portrait and landscape orientations. The 10.6-inch display can operate as a primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD) and optional EIS in a highly customized package, while the 7-inch portrait display can be dedicated to one of those functions. The 7-inch landscape display is available exclusively as an EIS display solution. The G500 TXi system is intended for Part 23 Class I & II aircraft, with G600 TXi designed for Class III aircraft and G700 TXi intended for Part 23 Class IV and Part 25 aircraft. Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and EIS TXi systems is targeted for approval in Q4 2017, which will feature a comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing more than 600 single-engine piston, twin-engine piston and turboprop aircraft makes and models, offering the most configurable, state-of-the-art glass flight display solution in the market.

Vibrant, State-of-the-art Touchscreen Display

The TXi family incorporates a familiar touchscreen design with modern processors that support improved map and chart rendering, faster panning and contemporary single-finger zoom and pinch-to-zoom gestures. Through any combination of the touchscreen or dual concentric knobs, pilots can quickly access and view flight information at a glance. Modernized displays and large fonts offer improved readability, while the simplistic user-interface helps reduce overall pilot workload. Pilots will also appreciate a familiar in-flight experience behind the TXi series as the user interface is harmonious with multiple Garmin products, such as the GTN™ 650/750 touchscreen navigators.

Greater Scalability, Building Block Design and Simplified UpgradesTXi AHRS

Multiple panel configurations and display orientations allow pilots and aircraft owners to better leverage their current or future avionics investments. Three display formats support over 25 approved cockpit configurations and more than 600 aircraft makes/models. Installation configurations vary as the TXi family is also capable of displaying engine information on a dedicated 7-inch display or in split screen mode on the 10.6-inch display. Up to four displays can be installed in a single cockpit, offering superior scalability in hundreds of aircraft.

Contributing to a streamlined installation and simplified maintenance, the TXi displays are available with integrated attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) and a display-mounted air data computer (ADC), typically alleviating the need to separately locate, mount and wire these sensors. As an additional option for remote mounting, a combined air data and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS) is available, or AHRS and ADC units are available separately. Installation is further minimized for aircraft with an existing G500/G600 as the G500 TXi and G600 TXi are compatible with previously installed Garmin sensors. The TXi family will also interface with the new GFC™ 600 autopilot and is compatible with a wide range of additional third-party autopilots.

 Industry-first Touchscreen EIS Solutions

TXi EIS

Available as an integrated solution within the 10.6-inch G500 TXi and G600 TXi system or as a standalone 7-inch EIS display, the TXi family displays real-time engine indications in an easy-to-read format. The TXi series supports various features, including lean assist mode, pilotconfigurable advisories and more, providing pilots with opportunities to achieve greater fuel economy, improved engine efficiency and superior engine operation. Compatible with single-engine and twin-engine normally aspirated or turbo-charged aircraft, EIS TXi supports Lycoming or Continental 4/6-cylinder engines, offering a broad range of aircraft compatibility.

To reduce installation complexity, engine sensors TXi GEAare connected to an engine interface adapter (GEA 110) that is environmentally ruggedized to allow for mounting in the engine compartment. As an alternative, where mounting space is limited, the GEA 110 can also be mounted to the back of the 10.6” TXi display.

When EIS TXi is paired with a GTN 650/750 and Flight Stream 510, Connext® wireless connectivity automatically downloads engine and other flight information to the Garmin Pilot™ app on an Apple® mobile device, which then automatically syncs this data across all of your devices with Garmin Pilot and with flyGarmin.com®. Additionally, flyGarmin.com helps pilots visualize engine and flight information such as track logs, cylinder head temperatures (CHT), exhaust gas temperatures (EGT), oil temperatures and more. Furthermore, pilots can view and  dynamically interact with this information longside a moving map, making it easy to understand data points at specific times during the flight. As an alternative to wirelessly syncing the information, the data can be logged and stored on an SD™ card within a TXi display and later uploaded to flyGarmin.com.

Connext Wireless Connectivity

When the TXi series is paired with a GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator, Connext wireless connectivity offers additional capabilities. Flight Stream 510 enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to a GTN and the TXi system. Flight Stream 510 also supports the sharing of a breadth of information with compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or foreFlight mobile, including two-way flight plan transfer, traffic, weather, GPS information and back-up attitude information as available.

Best-in-class Reversionary Mode — Say Goodbye to Standbys

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In configurations where multiple displays are installed, the TXi series offers a reversionary mode, allowing a single display to show all pertinent flight information, including EIS  when installed. Additionally, the 7-inch TXi displays are compatible with an optional backup battery (GBB 54), which can power the display (and integrated sensors) for 30 minutes in the event the aircraft electrical system fails. Aircraft owners who install a dual 7-inch G500 TXi system (on the pilot’s side) with dual ADAHRS and a back-up battery can also forego the requirement for standby flight instruments.

Next-generation HSI Adds Mapping

TXi HSI

The TXi family boasts a geographical map overlay within the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) on the PFD, which also supports the overlay of NEXRAD, Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather, SafeTaxi® airport diagrams, traffic, terrain and more. For example, a pilot can overlay terrain within the HSI map, while simultaneously viewing traffic and flight plan information without significantly diverting their attention away from the PFD. It is also easy to navigate within the HSI map as pilots can simply zoom in/out on the map using a single-finger gesture.

Fully Loaded Functionality

The TXi family also supports the following additional features and options:

  • Customizable crew profiles allow pilots to configure and save settings such as audio volume levels, backlight settings, map settings and more so they can be recalled prior to each flight.
  • Pilots can overlay and animate NEXRAD radar from FIS-B and SiriusXM® Aviation on the MFD’s moving map.
  • Various global datalink weather products are available when paired with GSR 56.
  • Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) “In” traffic and FIS-B weather display on the PFD/MFD via the GTX™ 345 transponder or GDL® 88 ADS-B datalink.
  • GWX™ 70 weather radar compatibility offers four-color storm cell display, as well as Turbulence Detection and Ground Clutter Suppression as options. Support for select third-party weather radars is also available.
  • Pilots are offered significant savings on database subscriptions as OnePak™ annual database and PilotPak global database subscriptions are compatible with these displays.
  • Smart Airspace™ references the aircraft’s current altitude and de-emphasizes non-pertinent airspace.
  • Pilots can view and alternate between Garmin FliteCharts® or optional Jeppesen® charts.
  • Jeppesen VFR Manual charts (formally known as “Bottlang” charts) are available within Europe, and European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) can be overlaid on the moving map.
  • WireAware™ wire strike avoidance technology overlays power line locations and relative altitude information on the moving map and provides both aural and visual alerting when operating near power lines.
  • Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™) is standard on G600 TXi (optionally available on G500 TXi) and presents a 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles, traffic and the runway environment.
  • Class B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) alerting is available as an option.
  • Compatibility extended to include the GTS™ 800/825 Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) and the GTS 855 Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), as well as select third-party traffic systems.
  • Patented TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ technologies are available with select traffic systems and provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates.
  • Compatible with the GRA™ 55 radar altimeter as well as select third-party radar altimeters.
  • Optional support for Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) operations.
  • An optional dedicated PFD controller (GCU 485) is available in 5 different formats and provides pilots with an additional source to make adjustments to the heading and altitude bugs, barometric setting and more.
  • A back-up GPS is built into the displays, providing speed, direction and position information in the event the primary GPS navigator fails (with optional antenna; external mounting not required).

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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EI is offering a rebate!

Maxcraft is proud to offer this HUGE rebate from Electronics International Inc.  with rebates offered from $50 – $1,000!

EI rebate 2017

This is a limited time offer.  These products must be purchased before September 30, 2017.

Call us or come visit! Our Maxcraft team can help you!

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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CBAA 2017

Come see us at CBAA 2017!  Visit us at Booth #332!

We have some great products and tons of knowledge for all your aviation needs.

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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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Bose Summer Promo!

FREE SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker & 10% savings

Bose A20With the purchase of one Bose A20 Aviation Headset, you will receive a SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker!  Additionally, customers can receive 10% off the second and subsequent purchase of the Bose A20 Aviation Headset.  (must be purchased together on the same receipt)

This is a limited time offer!  valid July 16-August 12, 2017.  Call us or come visit our team at Maxcraft for more details!

 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 pleased to announce significant new product introductions from Garmin

Garmin boasts new products in time for EAA AirVenture!

1. GFC600 and GFC500 Autopilots – Revolutionary, Cost-effective Retrofit Autopilots for General Aviation Aircraft

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Garmin is pleased to announce GFC 600 and GFC 500, solid state, attitude-based autopilots for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. The unique designs of these autopilots deliver superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older-generation autopilot systems. Boasting a robust feature set, GFC 600 and GFC 500 incorporate a number of technologies that can improve safety, such as Garmin ESP™ (Electronic Stability and Protection), underspeed protection, Level Mode, Flight Director (FD) and more. The GFC 600 autopilot is intended for high- performance piston single/twin-engine and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of aircraft speed and performance characteristics, while GFC 500 is intended for less complex piston single-engine aircraft. Built upon the acclaimed performance of the popular GFC 700 autopilot, GFC 600 and GFC 500 provide pilots with a suite of advanced autopilot capabilities that are an economical addition for a growing number of aircraft.

GFC 600 Autopilot for High-performance Single/Twin-engine Piston and Turbine Aircraft

GFC 600 is designed as a standalone autopilot that boasts superior integration capability with G500 and G600 glass flight displays, Garmin navigators as well as a variety of third-party flight displays, instruments and navigation sources. The self-contained GMC 605 autopilot controller incorporates backlit keys and a bright, sunlight-readable display that depicts autopilot status and mode selection. An intuitive built-in control wheel also provides convenient adjustment of aircraft pitch, airspeed and vertical speed modes. When the level button is selected, the aircraft automatically returns to straight-and-level flight. Standard mark-width design of the GFC 600 autopilot controller allows for routine installation into the aircraft’s avionics stack.

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GFC 600 includes environmentally hardened GSA 87 autopilot servos designed for harsh operating conditions. The servos contain a brushless DC motor and a gear train that eliminates the need for a mechanical slip clutch, offering improved performance and reducing maintenance requirements when compared to decades old servo designs. If a G600/G500 flight display is not installed in the aircraft, an optional GI-285 autopilot annunciator panel can display the selected autopilot mode in the pilot’s primary field of view and retains an identical footprint of third-party autopilot annunciators on the market. In the absence of a compatible airspeed and pressure altitude source, an optional air data module attaches to the backplate of the GMC 605. Initial Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for GFC 600 has been completed in the A36 Bonanza and B55 Baron aircraft with the 58 Baron and more aircraft models to follow.GFC6003

GFC 500 Autopilot for Certificated Single-engine Piston Aircraft

Built upon the popular G5 electronic flight instrument, the GFC 500 autopilot integrates specifically with G5 to provide pilots with an economical autopilot and modern flight instrument (G5 is sold separately). The GMC 507 mode controller contains large, dedicated keys and knobs, a control wheel that allows for easy adjustments to aircraft pitch, airspeed and vertical speed and a level button that returns the aircraft to straight-and-level flight. Similar to GFC 600, the GSA 28 servos utilized on GFC 500 also contain brushless DC motors and gear trains that eliminate the need for a mechanical slip clutch. G5 provides input and display of altitude preselect, heading, vertical speed target, airspeed target and Flight Director command bars for the GFC 500. The optional GAD™ 29 adapter allows GFC 500 and G5 to interface with select Garmin GPS or VHF navigators. Initial STC for GFC 500 is expected to be completed on select Cessna 172 aircraft models in the fourth quarter of 2017, with select Cessna 182 and Piper PA-28 aircraft models and more to follow.

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GFC 600 and GFC 500 Feature Set: Cutting Edge Autopilot Design and Reliability

The full-featured GFC 600 and GFC 500 autopilots provide thousands of existing general aviation aircraft with a simple, light-weight, cost-effective autopilot upgrade path. GFC 600 and GFC 500 both incorporate solid state attitude with robust self-monitoring capabilities to provide superior autopilot performance, high reliability and stability benefits that are similar to the popular GFC 700 autopilot.
In addition to traditional auG5 from Garmintopilot capabilities such as altitude hold, vertical speed and heading, GFC 600 and GFC 500 also include the following features:

• Premium functions and advanced capabilities such as altitude pre-select1 and indicated airspeed hold mode; VNAV will be a growth function when appropriately equipped
• Pilots can select, couple and fly various instrument approaches, including GPS, ILS, VOR, LOC and back course approachesGFC6002
• Built-in GPS roll steering capability eliminates the need for external roll steering converters for smoother navigation tracking when installed with a compatible navigator
• Level Mode button, which automatically engages the autopilot to restore the aircraft to straight-and-level flight
• Underspeed protection helps prevent the pilot from stalling the aircraft if the autopilot is engaged in an inappropriate manner
• Overspeed protection helps prevent the pilot from exceeding aircraft maximum speed (VNE) if the autopilot is engaged in an appropriate manner
• With the addition of an optional yaw servo, Yaw Damping (YD) mode minimizes yawing oscillations while also helping to maintain coordinated flight by keeping the slip/skid indicator centered
• Flight Director command bars can be displayed on G5 with the GFC 500, while GFC 600 displays Flight Director on a variety of flight displays, such as G500 and G600
• Pilots can fly coupled ‘go-arounds’ during missed approach sequencing. A remotely-installed go-around button commands the Flight Director to display the appropriate pitch attitude required for the missed approach procedure and activates a loaded missed approach when paired with a GTN™ 650/750 navigator
• An optional pitch-trim servo adds automatic trim and manual electric trim
• Control wheel steering is available on GFC 600, which allows the pilot to adjust pitch, roll, altitude hold, vertical speed or airspeed references using the control yoke

Garmin ESP™ (Electronic Stability and Protection)
As a standard feature, pilots receive Garmin ESP with the GFC 600 and GFC 500 autopilots, which works to assist the pilot in maintaining the aircraft in a stable flight condition. Garmin ESP functions independently of the autopilot and works in the background to help pilots avoid inadvertent flight attitudes and provide airspeed protection while the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft.
Should the pilot become inattentive and exceed pre-determined pitch, roll or airspeed limitations, Garmin ESP provides gentle nudges on the flight controls to lessen the aircraft’s pitch attitude or bank angle. The correcting force becomes stronger if the aircraft pitch, bank or airspeed exceedance grows further away from the preset limits. In the event the pilot becomes incapacitated and the system detects it has been activated for an extended period of time, the autopilot engages with the Flight Director in Level Mode, bringing the aircraft to level flight until the pilot commands otherwise. For maneuvering flight, Garmin ESP can be disabled manually.

2. Third Part Autopilot Support – G5 for Certificated Aircraft to Integrate with Select Autopilots

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Garmin is pleased to announce that the G5 electronic flight instrument will soon be compatible with a wide-range of third-party autopilots available on the market. Utilizing the new GADTM 29B adapter, the G5 directional gyro (DG)/horizontal situation indicator (HSI) can interface with a variety of autopilots to provide heading and course error from G5 to drive the autopilot. With a compatible navigation source, G5 can also interface with select autopilots for coupled flight in heading and navigation modes. Additionally, when interfaced with a GTN 650/750 or GNS 430W/530W, the G5 can provide GPSS roll steering navigation from the navigator to the autopilot. Pilots can simply select GPSS on the G5 and heading mode on the autopilot and the autopilot will fly smooth intercepts, holding patterns, procedure turns and more.
Third-party autopilot support is expected to include the following autopilots:
• Century II/III
• Century IV (AC), IV (DC)
• Century 21/31/41
• Century 2000
• Cessna 400B
• Cessna 300 IFCS/400 IFCS
• Honeywell (Bendix King) KAP 100/150/200
• Honeywell (Bendix King) KFC 150/200
• Honeywell (Bendix King) KAP 140
• Honeywell (Bendix King) KFC 225
• S-TEC 20/30/40/50/55/60-1/60-2/65
• S-TEC 60 PSS
• S-TEC 55X

3. GDL® 82 ADS‐B “Out” Datalink -
Economical, Easy‐to‐install, Rule‐compliant ADS‐B Solution

GDL82Garmin is pleased to announce the GDL 82 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, the latest addition to the comprehensive lineup of certified ADS-B solutions available from Garmin. GDL 82 is a small, lightweight Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) datalink with a built-in GPS receiver. For aircraft owners looking for an economical and turnkey solution to satisfy the requirements of ADS-B “Out”, GDL 82 is a straightforward path to meet regulatory requirements.

GDL82 locationGDL 82 broadcasts on the 978 MHz frequency, providing a rule-compliant ADS-B “Out” solution for aircraft operating below 18,000’ in the United States. Installation is quick and
easy because GDL 82 utilizes a patent-pending design, in which GDL 82 is installed in-line with the aircraft’s existing transponder antenna wiring to transmit the necessary ADS-B “Out” information. The WAAS GPS receiver required for ADS-B compliance is built-in and a GPS antenna is included to offer additional cost-savings for aircraft owners without an existing WAAS GPS on board their aircraft.

4. GDL® 52 and GDL 51 – Includes Industry‐first, All‐in‐one Portable SiriusXM® and ADS‐B Aviation Receiver

GDL52aGarmin is pleased to announce GDL 52/51, a series of datalink receivers capable of receiving SiriusXM Aviation weather1 and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices and optionally available with an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-
Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather receiver. The flagship GDL 52 combines all of these functions into a single device, while GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio entertainment1. Both variants include a built-in backup battery and provide GPS position data and back-up attitude information2 to compatible portable devices. Wireless and hardwired compatibility is extended to include G3X Touch™, aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot™ app, allowing customers access to a full-featured suite of weather products, ADS-B traffic and more using a single receiver.

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The Ultimate Weather Watchers GDL 51 accesses the SiriusXM network’s powerful satellites, to deliver continuous weather updates across the continental U.S. and its coastal regions as well as southern Canada. (See coverage map.) Pilots can choose from available SiriusXM Aviation packages that provide METAR data and animated NEXRAD imagery plus current reports on
precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops, turbulence, freezing levels, TFRs and more.

GDL52dIn addition to SiriusXM Aviation weather, GDL 52 also provides subscription-free access in the U.S. to ADS-B Flight Information Service- Broadcast (FIS-B) weather information. With this, compatible devices can display animated graphical weather plus METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and other features linked from ADS-B. And to help pilots maintain the most current weather picture, the GDL 52/51 receivers can queue weather updates while the compatible display device is sleeping or turned off so it automatically updates when the screen is turned back on.

Enhanced Traffic Features
GDL52cIn addition to comprehensive weather data, pilots utilizing GDL 52 can receive “dual-link” ADS-B traffic information and audible alerts3 to easily identify potential traffic conflicts. ADS-B traffic can be overlaid on the dedicated traffic page or the moving map, as well as IFR/VFR charts on compatible devices. Exclusive to Garmin displays, patented TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ technologies further enhance the traffic picture.
TargetTrend provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles throughout the airport environment on the moving map and SafeTaxi® airport diagram.

Great Sound Made Easy
By simply connecting a compatible Bluetooth® headset or audio panel (such as GMA™ 245/245R, GMA 345 and GMA 35c/350c/350Hc) to GDL 52/51, pilots can wirelessly listen to their choice of high-quality audio entertainment channels provided by SiriusXM®¹. Volume adjustments and station selection may be accessed through a compatible Garmin aviation portable or mobile device app. Additionally, a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack positioned on the side of the receivers makes it easy to provide a hardwired audio out connection to an auxiliary device or audio panel.

Capabilities for a Variety of Devices
GDL 52/51 receivers are compatible with G3X Touch™, aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables and the Garmin Pilot™ app on Apple® or Android™ mobile devices. Capable of simultaneously supporting up to 2 wireless display devices, 1 wireless audio device, 2 wired display devices and 1 wired audio device, GDL 52/51 offer quick and convenient access to essential information throughout the cockpit. In addition to the traffic (GDL 52 only), weather and audio entertainment capabilities, GDL 52/51 also provide GPS position and back-up attitude information2 for display on select portables and mobile devices. Boasting superior battery life, a rechargeable lithiumion battery allows the GDL 52 to receive ADS-B and SiriusXM data for up to 5 hours on a single charge, while the GDL 51 can receive SiriusXM data for up to 7 hours.

Remote Mount Models
GDL52eIn addition to the portable receiver options, GDL 52R/51R receivers offer similar feature sets in remote mount form factors designed for integration with G3X Touch™ flight displays and as a mounted/hard-wired option for aera 660 and aera 795/796 series portable products. GDL 52R/51R hardwire to aircraft power and can also simultaneously support up to 2 wireless display devices, 1 wireless audio device, 2 wired display devices
and 1 wired audio device.

5. D2 Charlies Aviator Watch – GPS Smartwatch with High‐resolution Mapping, Weather Radar Overlay and More

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Garmin is pleased to announce the D2 Charlie aviator watch, an elegant and functional timepiece that boasts global navigation information, rich and colorful moving maps and a host of connectivity options. Designed with pilots, aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots in mind, the D2 Charlie aviator watch features high-resolution mapping, real-time worldwide weather radar as well as airport information that includes frequencies, runway information, METAR data and more. Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology also allows customers to measure heart rate 24/7 alongside daily activity tracking1. Available with leather and silicone bands or in a titanium edition featuring titanium and silicone bands, D2 Charlie can easily adapt in seconds using these new QuickFit™ bands for use in the cockpit, on the golf course or in the boardroom.

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Aviation-inspired signature accents along the bezel and a unique feature set tailored to aviators bring additional functionality to the cockpit. A colorful, dynamic moving map incorporates key landmarks, such as airports, NAVAIDs, roads, bodies of water, cities and more, offering improved situational awareness. Dedicated Direct-to and Nearest buttons along the side of the bezel allows for immediate navigation commands. When D2 Charlie is paired with Garmin Connect™ on a connected mobile device, customers can view weather radar on top of the map display relative to flight plan information. To easily access local weather radar, pilots can simply press and hold the Directto and Down buttons. Pilots can also overlay estimated time enroute (ETE), universal coordinated time (UTC) or other pilot-selectable data fields on top of the map, so it’s easy to monitor the progress of a flight and view pertinent flight information simultaneously.

Premium Materials, Elegant Style
For improved durability, D2 Charlie offers a bold design made of premium materials, including a sapphire scratchresistant crystal lens and a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel. Thanks to the new QuickFit™ bands, pilots can mix and match between their choice of titanium or leather and silicone watchbands and switch between them in seconds without tools. A sunlight-readable, high-resolution color display with an LED backlight on the watch face allows customers to view data in most lighting conditions in the cockpit. D2 Charlie offers up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode, up to 12 days in smartwatch mode and up to 3 weeks in watch mode.

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To aid in navigation3, D2 Charlie incorporates many new exclusive functions and capabilities. Airport information pages display communication frequencies, runway information (including dimensions and surface type), weather data and more for a specified airport. D2 Charlie also comes with free, wireless lifetime aviation database updates. The flight log page allows pilots to conveniently reference recent flights at their wrist, displaying date, flight duration, total distance and more of a particular flight. Additionally, improved flight planning capabilities include the option to add multiple waypoints within a single flight plan and the ability to navigate direct to any waypoint in a flight plan. Comprehensive integration within the Connext® ecosystem sets the D2 Charlie aviator watch apart from other aviator watches on the market. When using the Garmin Pilot™ application on a compatible Apple® or Android™ mobile device, pilots can wirelessly transfer a flight plan to D2 Charlie. GPS data from the watch can also be shared and used by the Garmin Pilot application. Remote control of the VIRB® Ultra 30 action camera and VIRB 360 is also available using the D2 Charlie aviator watch.

Advanced Multisport FeaturesCharlie4
The D2 Charlie aviator watch comes preloaded with a full multisport toolset for running, golfing, cycling, swimming, skiing and more. Whether customers are in the cockpit, at the gym or on the golf course, Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring, without the need for a chest strap. Water rated to 100 meters2, it can also withstand swimming and other water activities. In addition to a wide variety of sport profiles, D2 Charlie incorporates activity tracking functions, which count steps and provides a customized step goal each morning, while also counting calories and distance throughout the day1. It also features a vibration move alert after 1 hour of inactivity, and its sleep mode to monitor quality of rest at night.

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 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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