Garmin, TV Show “Extreme
Makeover” Refurbish A 1970 Skymaster
February 10, 2011 - Garmin International Inc. has teamed
with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to help a
Joe has flown all over the world in his 1970 Cessna
Skymaster delivering water purifiers and supplies to
those in need. After a pipe burst and destroyed their
home, Joe, Cindy and their three children were forced to
live in the damaged home and use the same water
purification system they had delivered to so many in
Garmin was honored to help refurbish this family’s
airplane and outfit it with a complete line of Garmin
avionics, including a G500 and dual GNS 430Ws. A team
from Orlando Aircraft Services, an authorized Garmin
dealer, worked around the clock to rewire and install
the new panel in three days. Don’t miss the amazing
makeover of this family’s damaged home and complete
transformation of their Cessna Skymaster.
|Tune in this Sunday, February 13 at 8/7c on ABC to watch the amazing makeover|
this Sunday, February 13 at 8/7c on ABC to watch the amazing
makeover. The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 8th season, is produced by
Ltd. incorporated in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is the parent
company of a group of companies founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell
and Min Kao (hence the name GarMin), that develops consumer,
aviation, and marine technologies for the Global Positioning
subsidiary Garmin International, Inc. serves as headquarters for
the Garmin Limited companies and is located in
Garmin has a dedicated division for aviation products, such as integrated cockpits, panel mount displays, multi-function displays (MFD), transponders, radar and other related avionics. For example, the G1000 is an all-glass avionics suite for OEM aircraft. The G900X is similar to the G1000 but designed for use in experimental aircraft, and the G600 is a retrofit solution for several certificated aircraft.
Garmin entered the
aviation market in 1991 with the GPS-100AVD panel-mounted receiver.
Their first portable unit, the GPS-95, was introduced in 1993. In 1994,
the GPS-155 panel-mounted unit was the first GPS receiver on the market
to receive full FAA certification for instrument approaches.
In 1998 Garmin introduced the GNS-430, an integrated GPS
navigation receiver/communications transceiver.
its presence in the aviation market in 2003 through acquisition of UPS
Aviation Technologies, thereby acquiring the latter's II Morrow Apollo
line of aircraft GPS/NAV/COMM units, complementing its existing aviation
product line. II Morrow was founded in
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