Big news from Garmin just in time for EAA Air Venture

Today, Garmin goes public on the newest addition to its Connext line of products – and let me say: it is a game changer. We also have fresh announcements on software updates, database bundles, and promotional discounts for summer 2016.

Flight Stream 510 with Revolutionary Wi-Fi Database Concierge

Fligflight streamht Stream 510 is a small, patented Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled MMC card that enables communication between the GTN 650/750 series and two compatible Apple or Android mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Wi-Fi connectivity is used for database transfer, while Bluetooth allows for a wide variety of additional capabilities, including flight plan transfer. All this is crammed into a small data card with no additional wiring necessary.

New Cost-Effective Garmin Nav Data & Bundles

flight stream 2Flight Stream 510 is just one piece of Garmin’s strategy for making database updates easier. Garmin now offers its own cost-effective navigation databases. These databases are available à la carte, or as part of a OnePak database bundle. OnePak bundles are available for all currently supported navigators, primary flights displays, and integrated flight decks. Cost-effective annual subscriptions start as low as $299USD, adding up to thousands of dollars in potential savings.

All-in-one GNS card Programmer

While owners of GNS series navigators won’t be able to use the new Flight Stream 510, they can still take advantage of Onepak bundles using Garmin’s new all-in-one card programmer for GNS navigators. This USB device allows you to update Navigation, Terrain, and Obstacle database subscriptions from your own PC by logging into

G500/G600 Software Updates and New FeaturesG500 software update

In the latest software version, G500/G600 owners will get yet another new feature to help them easily keep databases up-to-date. With database synchronization, Primary flight displays and GTN navigators will automatically synchronize after the first is updated. Simply update one, and the others will follow.

Even better, GTX 345 ADS-B transponders now interface with G500/G600 flight displays to show ADS-B “In” traffic and weather. For new installations, the G500/G600 software update also adds support for the new GSU 75 ADAHRS. The GSU 75 ADAHRS combines previous air data & attitude and heading reference units, reducing wiring and installation complexity with a single unit design.

GTN750/650 Software Updates and New Features

GTN software updateGTN owners get an especially exciting collection of new features in the latest update. Telligence Voice Command controls the GTN via Spoken Commands using a separate push-to-command button. When paired with GMA™ 35/GMA 350 audio panels Telligence now accepts hundreds of commands at the push of a button. New software also includes support for Flight Stream 510, database synchronization, voice commands, pinch-to-zoom, and for those with a GSR 56 data link: phone calls over headset via paired apple devices.

Summer Promotions and Discounts

2015 Fall rebate crop

Last but not least, there are a ton of savings and new promotions announced today, the first of which is the ADS-B Shopping Spree Rebate. This promotion offers deep rebates up to $2000 when you include a Garmin ADS-B product in your next panel upgrade. A limited-time offer is also available for customers who purchase GTX345 ADS-B transponders with Aera 660 handhelds. Next up is the King Air G1000 5-5-5 Rebate, which offers 5-years of database coverage, 3 additional years of warranty (for a total of 5 years), and a $5000 Epic Fuel card to King Air owners who purchase a G1000 integrated flight deck before September 2nd, 2016.

For details on these offers, or if you have any other questions, send us an e-mail at One of our experts will be happy to help.

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