Garmin connects PlaneSync with more airplanes

July 26, 2023
The avionics OEM also debuted its height advisor for experimental aircraft, Julie Boatman reports for Flying.

OSHKOSH, Wis.,- Garmin provided an update on several new products and expanded supplemental type certificates for its most popular aftermarket avionics at a briefing at EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh on Sunday afternoon. Among them, the previously announced Autothrottle and Autoland STCs in work for the King Air 200 and 300 with the company’s G1000 NXi installed, Julie Boatman reports for FlyingContinue reading original article.

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26 July 2023 - The GHA 15 calculates height AGL by sending radio waves to the ground and determining the time it takes to receive the signals back. GHA 15 processes hundreds of measurements per second and applies advanced digital filters to maintain continuous readings – even over water or in challenging terrain environments. AGL readouts are shown on the G3X Touch display and drawn on the altitude tape or gauge at altitudes as high as 500 feet AGL.

Using the readings provided by GHA 15, G3X Touch flight displays can also provide AGL audio callouts via their audio output to help keep the pilot’s eyes looking outside the cockpit. Beginning at 300 feet, the pilot will hear audible AGL altitude callouts at select intervals down to 1 foot AGL. The pilot can configure the callouts to start and stop at specified altitudes. Knowing precise height AGL can be helpful to pilots during landings and flying in areas where limited barometric altimeter setting information is available – such as backcountry flying.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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