OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the release of a new GTN 750 trainer app for the iPad 2. This trainer, downloadable from the iTunes Store, simulates the behavior of the GTN 750 system interface and provides pilots with a safe, on-the-ground environment to learn the basic operation of the system.
“The iPad’s touchscreen interface lends itself well to realistically simulating the full GTN experience,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “By using this tool, pilots can interact with the trainer like they would with the device in the cockpit, allowing them to become more familiar and comfortable with a GTN before ever going up in the air. It’s great for those who fly a GTN-equipped aircraft including owners, renter pilots, flight instructors, students and line pilots, as well as those who are considering purchasing the new avionics.”
The app offers a touch and drag interface allowing users to simulate and explore most functions of the GTN 750 including panning the map, entering waypoints into the flight plan, loading airways, graphically editing flight plans, radio tuning and more. High resolution North and Central America terrain maps, worldwide NavData, simulated traffic targets and simulated XM weather data allow the pilot to experience the enhanced situational awareness offered by the GTN 750. The app is also configured with product options such as TAWS-B audible alerts, transponder control and remote audio processor control. Plus it features user-selectable demo settings that allow the user to simulate various flight scenarios by changing altitude, speed, location and more.
The GTN Trainer app is available now for $24.95 from the App Store on iPad 2 or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
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