Victor’s Vectors: Inside our recent announcements (with more to come)


G500HGarmin continues to bring innovative products to the market and earlier this month was no exception.  Garmin recently announced the availability of a new portable product, the SafeNav, and the beginning of work on a Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of the Garmin G500H glass cockpit in the Robinson R44.  The SafeNav is an answer for ground crews working airports around the country as this stand-alone GPS comes with Garmin’s SafeTaxi database.  This database contains airport diagrams for more than 1,000 US airports and will geo-reference the vehicle’s position on the diagram.  The SafeNav will greatly increase situational awareness on the airport operating area and provides visual and audible alarms to prevent inadvertent runway incursions.  The second announcement is an exciting one for pilots of the Robinson R44.  With an STC the G500H will be able to be installed in all models of the R44 helicopter.  The G500H is an all-glass avionics system designed specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market.  The primary flight display shows attitude, airspeed, vertical speed, altitude and course/heading information, and the multi-function display has detailed moving map graphics with the helicopter’s current position in the relation to terrain, chart data, navaids, and flight plan routings.  The system offers options like Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology (HSVT), XM WX Satellite Weather with US/Canada NEXRAD radar, worldwide weather plus voice calling and position reporting via Iridium, the ability to display video from a forward looking infrared camera or other video sources, and a helicopter-specific database with over 7,000 heliports and nearly 30,000 additional low-altitude obstacles in addition to the already extensive obstacle database found in the fixed-wing G500 system.  These announcements are just the beginning as Garmin has Magic coming on the horizon.  For more information about what is to come sign up here.

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