Garmin has published a video that explains the VNAV features added to the GTN series in 2018 (see New Garmin GTN Features).
Garmin has updated the free GTN Trainer app for the iPad. The new version reflects system software 6.62, which includes features added since version 6.5, such as vertical navigation, along track offsets and more. You can find a detailed discussion of some of these functions at New Garmin GTN 750 Features.
Pilot Workshops has published updated versions of its Pilot-Friendly manuals for the Garmin GTN 750 and GTN 650 touch-screen navigators. More details and samples here. Full disclosure: I was the primary author of the new GTN editions, with a lot of help from the editors and graphics staff at Pilot Workshops. I also contribute to the … Continue reading “New GTN Guides”
Garmin has updated the free Windows-based simulators for the GTN/G500/G600/Txi products. Details here. System Requirements The following is required to install and operate the Garmin Aviation Trainer: • 2.4GHz dual core processor or equivalent • Windows 7 or later • 10GB free hard disk space; 12-13GB during installation • Microsoft DirectX 9.0 or later • 256MB … Continue reading “Garmin GTN Trainer Update”
Garmin has released system software 6.50 (since updated to 6.51, which is a mandatory update) for its GTN 750 and GTN 650 navigators. The new software adds several features, including: Vertical navigation (VNAV) capability when flying STARS and the initial stages of instrument approaches Along-track offsets in flight plan segments Destination airport remains in the … Continue reading “New Garmin GTN 750 Features”
The release of updated operating software for Garmin GTN-series avionics brings new capabilities to many typical general aviation pilots who fly under IFR. One of the new features is the ability to fly curved radius-to-fix (RF) legs on some instrument approaches. To learn more about the capabilities of Garmin panel-mount avionics, including the various G1000 … Continue reading “Garmin GTN Avionics and RF Legs”
Garmin has released updated system software (version 6.11) for the GTN series of navigators. The software includes several new features. One of the changes, at least for day-to-day operations for typical general aviation pilots, involves the behavior of the vectors-to-final option (VTF) available when loading an approach. To learn about and practice using the new … Continue reading “Changes to Vectors-to-Final in Garmin GTN System 6.x”
Garmin has released updated system software (version 6.11) for the GTN series of navigators. The software includes several new features. One of the most important changes, at least for day-to-day operations for typical general aviation pilots, is how loading (or activating procedures) affects departure and destination airports in flight plans (routes). To learn about and … Continue reading “Changes to Flight Plans with Procedures in GTN System Software 6.x”
Garmin plans to release updated system software (version 6.x) for the GTN series of navigators in February 2016. The software includes several new features, including the ability to create an ad-hoc hold at any fix. To learn about and practice using the new features, download the latest version of the free GTN 750 PC Trainer … Continue reading “Flying Ad-Hoc Holds with a GTN 750”
Winter starts officially in a couple of weeks, but it’s already cold enough to wear gloves in the cockpit. Those of us who use iPads and touch-screen avionics (like the Garmin GTN-series navigators) have a problem, however. Conventional gloves block the electrical signals that make the capacitive touchscreens respond to touches and gestures. Fortunately, several manufacturers … Continue reading “Gloves for Winter Flying with Your iPad, GTN, or Other Touchscreen”