Life Simplified – Garmin Connext

Garmin introduces the Wireless Cockpit Connectivity

Maxcraft is excited and we hope you are too. We have been anxiously waiting years for this technology to reach the cockpit and Garmin has responded!

This product includes connectivity between select Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot for iPad/iPhone and certain Android devices. These Bluetooth wireless gateways are easily installed and connected to your Garmin Avionics.

Join thousands of customers to take advantage of this exciting new technology, as it is compatible to the GTN series, GNS series, G3X Touch, GDL 88 and GDL 69/69A.  This will be released in August along with our Canadian version of Garmin Pilot.

Come on over to Maxcraft and see a demo of the benefits of a connected cockpit!


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Introducing the Flight Stream 110/210 Bluetooth Wireless Gateway

Garmin is excited to announce the availability of an expanded Connext portfolio of products and features that provide wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot for iPad/iPhone and certain Android mobile devices.  Flight Stream 110 can share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather and SiriusXM satellite radio on mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot.  The Flight Stream 210 adds two way flight plan transfer and provides attitude information for display within Garmin Pilot.

Flight Stream Connectivity – is a small, Bluetooth wireless gateway, easily installed with Garmin avionics with enables communication between exciting avionics and up to four compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot.

Two-Way Flight Plan Transfer – flight planning is transformed with the Flight Stream 210 by enabling wireless flight plan transfer capabilities between Garmin Pilot and corresponding GTN 750/650 and GNS 430W/530W navigators.  With Connext, pilots have the added convenience of completing flight plans prior to arriving at the airport, allowing more time to focus on pre-flight activities.

Last minute flight plan amendments prior to departure are simple.  Pilots can take advantage of ATC Proposed Routes within Garmin Pilot. Proposed routes are enabled by aircraft tail number, modifications made by air traffic control to a filed flight plan are received by Garmin Pilot.  Once they are received, Garmin Pilot gives the pilots the option to easily transfer the modified flight plan to a GTN or GNS WAAS navigator.  Conversely, active flight plans that are manually amended while in flight may automatically be sent form the avionics to Garmin Pilot so flight plans are identical and amendment only need to made on one device.  To help prevent unintended flight plan transfers from becoming active by others in the aircraft, pilots are required to acknowledge and accept all incoming requests before they become active in the navigator.

Stream Weather, Traffic and More – with the GDL 88 ADS-B transceiver and Flight Stream, ADS-B traffic and weather is wirelessly transferred and displayed with Garmin Pilot.

Portable Connectivity – Connext encompasses a suite of capabilities, which have been built into our portable product line and provide customers with more flexibility and information in the cockpit.  Garmin Pilot supports connectivity with VIRB, Garmin’s HD action camera, so pilots can view video, control recording options and take photos while simultaneously viewing flight plan information.  Also, remote control capability of VIRB is available from the touchscreen of G3X touch.  When integrating VIRB with G3X touch, pilots can start and stop video and take photos form the display so capturing the perfect moment in-flight is simple. Pilots can use the D2 Pilot Watch as a secondary navigation aid, which can also receive flight plan information from Garmin Pilot.  Further integration of the GDL 39 3D with both Garmin Pilot and the aera 796/795, offers pilots additional connectivity including the display of ADS-B traffic and weather and back-up aircraft attitude information.

Global Datalink Capability – Customers can take advantage of existing Connext services with Garmin’s Iridium-based datalink the GSR 56.  Featuring worldwide weather capability, pilots have access to METARs, TAFs, and winds aloft around the globe. Additional y radar and satellite imagery for Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the US provide pilots with even more weather products so they can determine if precipitation or cloud cover will impact a particular flight. The GST 56 also provides voice, text messaging and position reporting services (subscription required ) , giving pilots the voice and data connectivity they want in the cockpit.

Pricing and Availability – Flight Stream 210 and Flight Stream 110 are expected to be available in August.  Call us for more details or visit or go to our Technology Page 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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